Podesta Group Discloses Extensive Lobbying Efforts with Hillary Clinton’s State Department – Five Years Later!!

A document filed last month by the Podesta Group revealed the firm failed to disclose dozens of contact points it made with people in influential government offices while lobbying on behalf of a pro-Russia Ukrainian think tank from 2012 to 2014. Newly disclosed points of contact between the Podesta Group and the American government, which often took the form of meetings, emails and phone calls, included outreach to the State Department, the office of Vice President Joe Biden, and the National Security Council.The firm was representing the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, a Ukrainian think tank looking to soften the position of the Obama administration toward the country’s then-pro-Russian government. CNN, which was first to report on the story, noted the form filed last month details the Podesta Group’s lobbying before and after Ukraine’s election in October of 2012: