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Judicial Watch Obtains Emails Showing Podesta Group's Work for Pro-Russia Ukrainian Political Party
Emails show then-Obama White House Counselor John Podesta Lobbying on behalf of the Podesta Group
 
Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5188
 
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch today released new documents from the U.S. Department of State showing the Podesta Group working on behalf of the pro-Russia Ukrainian political group "Party of Regions." The new documents also show then-Obama White House Counsel John Podesta lobbying on behalf of his brother's firm.

Judicial Watch obtained the documents in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department filed on November 20, 2017, (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:17-cv-02489)). The lawsuit was filed after the State Department failed to respond to a September 13, 2017, FOIA request for:
 
·         All records of communication between any official, employee, or representative of the Department of State and any principal, employee, or representative of Podesta Group, Inc.

·         All records produced related to any meetings or telephonic communications between any official, employee, or representative of the Department of State and any principal, employee...