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BREAKING: He’s Stepping Down! Mueller Indictment Bombshell!

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Seems like a lot of people are being caught up in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictments following months of investigation into possible Russian interference in the last presidential election.

And it’s only on Trump’s side of the aisle.

The two main targets of Mueller’s indictments were former Trump campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.

But Mueller also announced that he’s be launching an investigation into the actives of top Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta.

The announcement prompted Podesta to immediately step down.

Politico reports:

Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group, is stepping down from the firm that bears his name after coming under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Podesta announced his decision during a firm-wide meeting Monday morning and is alerting clients of his impending departure.

Podesta’s decision to leave the firm came on the same day that former Donald Trump campaign aides Paul 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 statements to federal authorities.

The investigation into Podesta and his firm grew out of investigators’ examination of Manafort’s finances. Manafort organized a PR campaign on behalf of a nonprofit called the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine. Podesta Group was one of several firms that were paid to do work on the PR campaign to promote Ukraine in the U.S.

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