Podesta Didn’t Register As A ‘Foreign Agent’ When He Represented A Bank With Ties To Russian Spy Agencies

DailyCaller: Democratic super lobbyist Tony Podesta failed to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) when he agreed to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank.

Sberbank allegedly has close ties to Russia’s intelligence services, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Marc Raimondi, the national security spokesman at the Department of Justice, confirmed to TheDCNF that Sberbank never registered with the department under FARA.  It did not directly register nor was not registered through any other agency such as the Podesta Group.

“The FARA Registration Unit personnel conducted a search related to your questions and can confirm that the search terms – Sberbank CIB USA, Inc., or Sberbank – are not currently (nor previously have been) registered under FARA,” he informed TheDCNF in an email.

The lobbying group of Manatos & Manatos – Podesta’s competition — did register with the Justice Department under FARA when it agreed to represent VTB Capital, Russia’s second largest bank.

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11 Comments on Podesta Didn’t Register As A ‘Foreign Agent’ When He Represented A Bank With Ties To Russian Spy Agencies

  1. Obviously Trump was behind that. Kidding.

    Russia’s playing both sides to undermine our democracy and cause confusion and chaos. It’s a strategy of theirs known as “Kompromat”. Filthy democrats are trying to use this to their advantage at the expense of our national sovereignty.

  2. So it sounds from the story that a lot of people knew that Podesta didn’t register when he should have and I can understand why the Obama DOJ wouldn’t investigate or prosecute. Has anyone at the current DOJ indicated that this will be prosecuted and if so does anyone know what the penalty is? It certainly sounds like a deliberate violation of federal law regarding lobbying.

  3. The FBI investigated. It was illegal, but they were unable to affix criminal intent. He was just careless.

    Podesta will be given the opportunity to amend his registration to comply with Foreign Agent Registration Act.

    No harm, no foul.
    Look ! Squirrel !

  4. C’mon, you’re being harsh on him…he’s a swell guy, into pizza, ping pong, and um………..supporting eternal youth–yeah, that’s the ticket.

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