Hillary Clinton met with Tony Podesta and Sid Blumenthal this previous weekend earlier than the Monday indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates that mentions the Podesta Group run by Tony Podesta.
Former Secretary of State and two-time dropping Democrat candidate for President Hillary Clinton was noticed assembly this weekend with figures who characteristic prominently in an investigation into corruption, spearheaded by particular counsel Robert Mueller.
Tony Podesta and Sidney Blumenthal each appeared at Clinton’s 70th birthday celebration held at Elizabeth Frawley Bagley’s home in Washington, DC, on Sunday, Politico reported. Podesta’s look is uncomfortable for Clinton as a result of he and his brother, Clinton marketing campaign chief John Podesta, are presently a spotlight of Mueller’s corruption investigation with their political consultancy enterprise, the Podesta Group.
The Podesta Group got here beneath the microscope for working with lobbyist Paul Manafort who Mueller indicted on Monday for tax evasion and different prices. Lengthy earlier than he joined Trump’s marketing campaign, in 2012, Manafort labored with the Podestas to foyer Congress on behalf of Ukraine’s bid to hitch the European Union.
Solely hours after information of Mueller’s indictment of Manafort broke, Tony Podesta introduced that he was stepping down from the agency that bears his title.