Since Trump’s election, Democrats cried foul over alleged “collusion” between Russia and the Trump campaign.
They cheered when a special prosecutor was appointed to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.
But now Democrats are learning when you point one finger, there are three pointing back at you.
The focus of Mueller’s investigation appears to be shifting.
Democrats hoped his investigation would take down Trump.
But now Tucker Carlson claims a source told him Mueller’s investigation is zeroing in on the Podesta Group, central players in the Democrat Party.
John Podesta, who co-founded the group with his brother Tony, was Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman.
Tucker discussed the information on his show:
Media reports describe Paul Manafort as a central figure in the Russia investigation due to the several months he spent as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. According to our source, that’s only half true. Manafort is indeed at the center of this investigation, but not because of his ties to Trump. In fact, Paul Manafort spent years working with The Podesta Group on behalf of Russian government interests. That relationship extends back to at least 2011 when our source claims Manafort had dinner with both Podestas, Tony and John. In the years following, our sources says he saw Paul Manafort in The Podesta Group offices “all the time.” At least once a month. Manafort was not there to socialize, he was representing Russian business and political interests, who sought to influence Capitol Hill, Hillary Clinton’s State Department, and the Obama administration.
At one point in either 2013 or maybe early 2014 our source says a meeting was held that included both Tony Podesta and a representative of the Clinton Foundation. The explicit subject of that meeting? How to assist Uranium One, that’s the Russian-owned company that controls 20% of American uranium production, and whose board members gave more than $100 million to the Clinton Foundation. As our source put it, Tony Podesta was basically part of the Clinton Foundation.
Now, apparently, there was not a lot of pretending about this internally at The Podesta Group. According to our source, Manafort was clear, crystal clear that Russia wanted to cultivate ties to Hillary Clinton in the belief she was likely to become president. These links to Hillary were apparently quite valuable to the Russian. Our source believes that the Russian money Manafort funneled to The Podesta Group greatly exceeds the roughly one million they were officially paid. That’s what he said. Some of these payments he indicated could be hidden kickbacks that would be hard for investigators to trace. Our source described The Podesta Group books as “a treasure trove, and highly secret.”
The investigation has broadened now to determine which people and which organizations in Washington have spent years working secretly as de facto operatives on behalf of Russian government and business interests. The Podesta Group is chief among these.
“They are more focused on facilitators of Russian influence in this country,” says our source, then they are on election collusion. “The Podesta Group he says, “is in their crosshairs.”
Tucker is promising to continue investigating his source’s claims and report all he finds.
Watch the full clip below.
Democrats like Elijah Cummings are already howling that discussion of Uranium One and other the DNC and Hillary funding the debunked Steele dossier are a “distraction.”
Brit Hume discussing Tucker’s new source’s information predicted as much, saying:
“Democrats can scream a lot and they no doubt will that all of that is a diversion, but I’m beginning to think that those claims will ring a little hollow.”
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