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Sources: Tony Podesta offered immunity in Manafort case
Exclusive: Two sources that say, ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’, the Special Counsel, Robert Müller has a lobbyist Tony Podesta immunity offered to testify against Paul Manafort. #Tucker
Tony Podesta immunity of Special Counsel Robert Muller has been offered to testify against Paul Manafort, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, citing two unnamed sources.
Podesta is the founder of the Podesta Group and brother of John Podesta, who was Chairman of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign.
The Podesta group, allegedly worked with Manafort — a former President of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign of lobbying on behalf of Ukrainian interests in the United States, without having to register properly in time, under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), Carlson said.
Manafort, and the group worked on a campaign called the European centre for a Modern Ukraine, the Washington Times reported.
“In other words, for a virtually identical crime, Bill and Hillary, the friend was able to escape and completely intact, while Paul Manafort can rot in jail,” said Carlson.
Podesta did not register as a foreign agent under FARA, Carlson said in a segment last October.
Müller is also reported with immunity to five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of Manafort, of the Washington Examiner.
Müller’s team, the application of the “use immunity”, which is a limited type of immunity, the publication reported, citing court documents submitted Tuesday.
The five persons were not charged or identified in public with the case, the Prosecutor’s office for Miller’s team, said, according to the examiner.
Tony Podesta resigned from his Lobby group, the report said in October in reaction to Miller’s investigation of the firm.
The company was allegedly closed by the end of last year.
The special counsel’s office does not respond immediately for comment.
Manafort is accused of several financial crimes in connection with lobbying work he performed in the Ukraine. The first of his two upcoming exams, in Virginia, is expected next week.
Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain contributed to this story.
Amy Lieu is a news editor and a reporter for Fox News.