DEMS/LOBBYING/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “John Podesta, the former chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, on Wednesday [2-12-20] fired back at President Donald Trump in defense of his brother, whose lobbying firm was wrapped up in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation…Podesta’s once-powerful lobbying firm, the Podesta Group, came apart in 2017 as Mueller scrutinized its work with Paul Manafort as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump wondered several times via Twitter why Podesta hasn’t ‘been charged and arrested,’ as he put it in a 2018 tweet. Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, arranged to hire the Podesta Group and another lobbying firm, Mercury, in 2012 to lobby on behalf of a nonprofit called the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine.”

Myah Ward, “John Podesta defends brother against Trump attack,” Politico, February 12, 2020 11:49 am