[Ed. – Same stuff Mueller dangled Flynn with for months, and the kind of hook for dragging his son into it to extort a plea from him – but Podesta and Weber reportedly walk with no further consequences. Also the selfsame “think tank” depicted as such a nefarious connection for Paul Manafort. It isn’t good enough to leave this system untouched and be satisfied with a few convictions. This could happen again, as soon as another Democrat is in the White House — or a different Republican, for that matter. We do not have a justice system any longer; getting one back will be more than a matter of jailing a few people.]
Tony Podesta and Vin Weber said on Tuesday the Justice Department has told them they’re no longer under investigation for potentially violating foreign lobbying laws for work they did years ago on behalf of Ukrainian interests.
The development brings to a close a case that helped to bring down one of K Street’s most prominent lobbying firms, and that led Weber, a former Republican congressman, to resign from his lobbying firm last month, even though neither Weber nor Podesta was ever charged with wrongdoing. …
Weber and Podesta’s lobbying for an obscure think tank called the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine first attracted scrutiny after the 2016 election, as prosecutors started looking into Paul Manafort’s work in Ukraine.