The Podesta Group, which is under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his probe into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia into meddling into the presidential election, uses crisis/litigation shop The Levinson Group for communications support.
Molly Levinson, a veteran of Washington political/media circles launched The Levinson Group in 2014 after a brief stint at Freedman Consulting, where she was VP-strategy.
She joined CNN as a producer in 2001, rose to political director in 2006, left for the political director spot at CBS News and then returned to CNN as politics/elections consultant.
Mueller is probing Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, and his work for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, which also hired PG.
PG maintains that it fully disclosed its representation of ECMU and complied with FARA filing regulations five years ago within weeks of starting its work. “Any insinuation to the contrary is false,” says PG.
The firm said it cooperated with Mueller’s office and taken every step to provide documentation that confirms compliance with the law.