JUST IN: DOJ Ends Investigation of Tony Podesta WITHOUT CHARGES
Federal prosecutors ended their investigation into Tony Podesta for his Ukrainian lobbying efforts and failing to file a FARA [Foreign Agents Registration Act] form in a timely manner.
Tony Podesta, who was the chairman of the now-defunct Podesta Group is a well-connected Democrat and brother to John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman.
Americans are fed up with this two-tiered justice system. Tony Podesta walks on all charges while Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is currently in prison for doing the exact same thing.
NBC News reported:
Federal prosecutors have ended an investigation into Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta and former Rep. Vin Weber, R-Minn., in a case connected to lobbying for Ukraine and Paul Manafort without filing criminal charges, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell NBC News.
The investigation by the Southern District of New York, which focused on whether several prominent Washington lobbyists violated foreign lobbying rules, grew out of special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into the finances of Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman who is now serving a 7.5 year sentence in federal prison.
Manafort had organized a public relations campaign for a nonprofit called the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, which promoted Ukraine’s image in the West from 2012 to 2014. Podesta’s Democratic-leaning lobbying firm, the Podesta Group, was one of many firms that worked on the campaign, including Weber’s firm, Mercury Public Affairs.
Obama’s White House Counsel Greg Craig was just acquitted by a federal jury in another Ukrainian lobbying case that originated by Mueller’s investigation.
In other words, well-connected Democrats can get away with crimes related to their efforts in Ukraine, but President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which is well within his Constitutional powers under Article II is grounds for impeachment and execution according to the new rules.