Tucker Carlson says his sources are indicating that Mueller is offering Tony Podesta, the brother of John Podesta, immunity to testify against Manafort. And that’s an unconfirmed outrage dammit!!!
Here’s more from the Washington Examiner:
Tony Podesta, founder of the now-shuttered Podesta Group and brother to former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, has been offered immunity by special counsel Robert Mueller to testify against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, according to a report.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson announced on his show Thursday evening that two separate sources confirmed the offer.
“In other words, for a near identical crime, Bill and Hillary’s friend could escape and emerge completely unscathed while Paul Manafort may rot in jail. Only one of them made the mistake of chairing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign,” Carlson said.
Given that they’re Carlson’s sources, I’m not so sure I’d trust’em much. This is the same channel that prattled on about Seth Rich conspiracies for weeks on end, remember? Still, it’ll be interesting to see if this one checks out.
Here’s more on Tony Podesta:
At the time of Podesta’s resignation, a Podesta Group spokesman said the firm was “cooperating fully with the special counsel’s office and has taken every possible step to provide documentation that confirms timely compliance. In all of our client engagements, the Podesta Group conducts due diligence and consults with appropriate legal experts to ensure compliance with disclosure regulations at all times — and we did so in this case.”
Manafort and Podesta’s firms worked together in a public relations campaign for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine nonprofit, which was believed to be backed by the pro-Russian and oligarch-funded Ukrainian political group Party of Regions. Sources who spoke with NBC News in October said the Podesta Group became of significant interest because it may have violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act. FARA states Americans who lobby for foreign governments, leaders, or political parties must disclose their activities with the Justice Department.
I know no one is going to accept this explanation for the story *if* it’s true, but Mueller is investigating Russian collusion in the Trump campaign. Why would he burn Podesta instead of trying to get him to get to Manafort? Just to please we who despise Hillary Clinton? Yes, dammit!! #MAGA!!!