Tony Podesta, brother of Clinton campaign manager and head of Democrat Super Lobbyist firm, received (through his firm) $24 million last year, and he himself took fees of $170,000, from Russian banks to help end Russian sanctions. Social Media is in uproar after it transpires that people on Hillary Clinton’s campaign have such close ties to Russia.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
The discovery of high-profile Democrats like Podesta being paid lucrative fees for lobbying to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia contrasts with charges from Democrats that President Donald Trump and his key aides are soft on Russia while the Obama administration was tough on Moscow.
Podesta’s efforts were a key part of under-the-radar lobbying during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign led mainly by veteran Democratic strategists to remove sanctions against Sberbank and VTB Capital, Russia’s second largest bank.
The two Russian banks spent more than $700,000 in 2016 on Washington lobbyists as they sought to end the U.S. sanctions, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms and documents filed with the Department of Justice.
The Podesta Group charged Sberbank $20,000 per month, plus expenses, on a contract from March through September 2016.
Revelations that not only did key Democrat figures have relations with Russia during Clinton’s Presidential campaign are beginning to make the Dems look hypocritical in their condemnation of the Trump administration.