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Report: Tony Podesta Steps Down from Lobbying Firm Amid Mueller Probe

Report: Tony Podesta Steps Down from Lobbying Firm Amid Mueller Probe
Tony Podesta speaks to Associated Press reporters in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004. (Jacqueline Larma/AP)

By    |   Monday, 30 October 2017 01:55 PM

Tony Podesta is stepping down from the lobbying firm that bears his name as a result of an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, Politico is reporting.

Podesta, described as a "Democratic power lobbyist," is the founder of the Podesta Group. He announced he was leaving during a Monday meeting, according to Politico.

"(Tony) was very magnanimous and said, 'This is an amazing group of people,'" a Politico source said of Podesta's remarks.

He also told staff members he "doesn't intend to go quietly, or learn how to play golf." Podesta said he "needs to fight this as an individual, but doesn't want the firm to fight it."

According to Politico, the investigation into Podesta and his firm is the result of investigators looking at former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's finances. The Podesta Group was one of several companies paid to work on a PR campaign organized by Manafort to promote Ukraine in the U.S.

Podesta's decision to leave the firm came on the same day as Manafort and Rick Gates were indicted on multiple charges, including money laundering, operating as federal agents of the Ukrainian government, failing to disclose overseas bank accounts and making false statement to federal authorities.

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