NBC reports that Tony Podesta (the brother of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta) and his firm are the subjects of a criminal investigation by the special prosecutor.
The special counsel investigating Russian involvement in the 2016 election...
And this comes amid new reports that the FBI gathered evidence for two years as Russian agents — including a major sleeper cell — worked to gain access to then-Secretary of State Clinton, husband Bill and members of their inner circle.
All of which underscores that, yes, Russia has long been trying to worm its way into US politics. But that effort went far, far beyond any schemes to help elect Donald Trump president.
The Podesta probe concerns suggestions he failed to fully disclose spending (a felony) while lobbying for a pro-Russian Ukrainian group.
The firm updated its foreign agent registration forms only after news reports disclosed Podesta's payments from the European Center for a Modern Ukraine.