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This morning, former Trump campaign Chief Paul Manafort was arrested after turning himself in to the FBI, and just hours after, Tony Podesta made a shocking announcement.

Podesta, brother of former Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, is a Democrat power lobbyist for the Podesta Group, which worked hand-in-hand with Manafort during numerous shady deals. It’s been widely reported that the Podesta brothers came under the microscope from special counsel Robert Mueller, and Monday morning’s announcement confirms as much while suggesting there’s much more to come from this story.


Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group, is stepping down from the firm that bears his name after coming under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Podesta announced his decision during a firm-wide meeting Monday morning and is alerting clients of his impending departure.

Podesta is handing over full operational and financial control to longtime firm CEO Kimberley Fritts, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the meeting. Fritts and a senior group of the Podesta team will be launching a new firm in the next one or two days. Sources said the transition has been in the works for the past several months.

For those unaware, the Podesta Group has come under fire in recent months for failing to properly register as foreign agents under the FARA Act. Additionally, we previously reported that the Podestas worked with Manafort to be instrumental in facilitating the controversial Uranium One deal, which allowed Russia to control 20 percent of America’s uranium reserves.

Additionally, the Daily Caller reported that the fact finding mission surrounding the Podestas quickly morphed into a criminal inquiry into the brothers regarding their work as lobbyists for both the Russian and Ukrainians.

The sources said Mueller’s investigation into Podesta, the brother of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, began as a fact-finding mission about Manafort’s role in the campaign but quickly morphed into a criminal inquiry into whether the firm violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act, known as FARA.

People and firms who lobby on behalf of foreign governments must file detailed disclosures about their spending with the Department of Justice. Willful failure to file is a felony and can result in up to five years in prison. Podesta and Manafort filed the requisite forms only after the media began reporting on their dealings with ECMU, according to NBC’s report.

Many have speculated that Manafort’s arrest would be to get him to turn on President Trump and offer Mueller something incriminating. However, in light of the news regarding Podesta, it appears as if just the opposite is true – Manafort is going to be used as a weapon against the Podestas.

Given that’s the case, the only logical conclusion to this ordeal is for everyone involved with the Podestas, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign, to be taken down once and for all.

This is huge news. Stay tuned to see what’s to come.

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