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Trump: 'Dems in a Dither' Over Podesta 'Running From His Firm'

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Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017 11:21 AM

President Donald Trump said the "biggest story" Monday was Tony Podesta resigning from the lobbying firm he founded, tweeting that it has "Dems in a dither."

Podesta is the founder and now erstwhile chairman of Podesta Group, a powerful lobbyist that found itself ensnared in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's meddling in the election and links to possible collusion.

Podesta is the brother of John Podesta, former campaign chairman of Hillary Clinton's failed election bid.

Tony Podesta's resignation came on the same day Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was arraigned on 12 counts of defrauding U.S. banks and government, including money laundering.

The common link between Manafort and Podesta's firm — Ukraine.

Podesta Group is said to be "Company B" in the indictment against Manafort that was unsealed Monday; Manafort recruited Podesta's firm to do public relations work on behalf of Ukraine, though insinuations are that it was a front for work on behalf of former Ukranian president Victor Yanukovych, the pro-Russia official who was forced out in 2014.

Though Podesta, however, blamed fake news — on the right.

"It is impossible to run a public affairs firm while you are under attack by Fox News and the right wing media," Podesta told employees Monday, The Washington Post reported.

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President Donald Trump said the "biggest story" Monday was Tony Podesta resigning from the lobbying firm he founded, tweeting that it has "Dems in a dither."
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