Friday, August 18, 2017
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

More from The Daily Caller,
March 6, 2017, on the Podestas

April 5, 2017 --

Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned.

Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

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(LPR's comment: Holy-moley -- could one purpose of sanctions be to squeeze money from the sanctioned power to pay off political insiders of the sanctioning power to end the sanctions?)