Founder of the now-shuttered Podesta Group and brother to John Podesta, Tony Podesta, has been offered immunity by special counsel Robert Mueller to testify against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Thursday evening, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson announced on his show 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.
The special counsel’s office did not immediately return a request for comment.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is offering immunity to five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of Paul Manafort. Mueller’s team is asking for “use immunity,” a limited type of immunity, according to court documents filed on Tuesday.
Prosecutors for Mueller’s team said the five people have not been charged or identified publicly with the case.
BREAKING : Tucker Carlson announced that Robert Mueller offered Tony Podesta immunity to testify against Paul Manafort. pic.twitter.com/zNivVmqumN
— Mike (@Fuctupmind) 20 July 2018
Podesta resigned from his lobbying company back in October in response to an investigation of the firm by Robert Mueller.
The firm was officially closed by the end of 2017.
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.”
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