Yes, very interesting. I'm sure Manafort's firm, as well as Washington lobbying firms Mercury LLC and the Podesta Group — played a role. The Podesta Group is headed by Tony Podesta, the brother of John Podesta, the former chief of staff of the Obama White House. The case hinges on the failure by the three firms to register under the FARA, a law the Justice Department rarely uses to bring charges. Earlier this year, all three firms filed retroactively with the Justice Department.
But if you read the charges, and have listen to the news, these charges have nothing to do with Russian meddling in the election etc, which was what they were supposed to be investigating, Manafort is being charged with financial crimes of his own doing. Still no charges on Hillary and all those who profited from selling uranium.
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