Robert Mueller Targeted Two Lobbying Firms. One Is Thriving in Trump’s D.C.

When Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in the fall of 2017, he implicated two prominent Washington D.C. lobbying powerhouses as being complicit in a scheme to essentially hide foreign influence peddling.

Mercury Public Affairs and the Podesta Group appeared, in that moment, were directly embroiled in the biggest scandal to hit K Street since the days of Jack Abramoff. But in the year that has followed, the two lobbying shops have gone on remarkably different directions.

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