A top DC lobbyist is unseated

By Laurie Bennett

October 31, 2017 at 8:36am

Politico calls it “the sudden fall of Washington’s ultimate powerbroker.

Tony Podesta headed the A List of K Street. This year alone, he has lobbied for such major companies as Wal-Mart, Lockheed Martin, Oracle, T-Mobile, Samsung, Michelin, BAE Systems, BP America and Credit Suisse.

The firm represents General Electric, General Dynamics, Iraq, Azerbaijan and India.

His brother, John, chaired Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

But then Robert Mueller came along, and his investigation reached Podesta because of Podesta’s work with Paul Manafort, former chairman of the Trump presidential campaign.

On Monday, the same day Manafort pleaded not guilty to charges of laundering millions of dollars through offshore companies, Tony Podesta announced that he would be stepping down from his firm, the Podesta Group.

According to Politico, the lobby shop will rebrand under the leadership of CEO Kimberley Fritts.

Related news: Manafort and former deputy indicted; another Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty

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