Podesta Group CEO Resigns Amid Russia Investigation

Kimberley Fritts steps down as CEO at Podesta Group amind investigations. (Photo/Podesta Group)

November 10, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The longtime head of the Podesta Group is quitting, adding to the fallout of resignations from the Democrat lobbying company amid the Russia investigation.

On Thursday, the staffers at the firm announced CEO Kimberly Fritts is leaving to start her own lobbying group.

Her resignation comes less than two weeks after former head Tony Podesta stepped down and gave Fritts control.

Podesta quit amid Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into a violation of the Foreign Registration Act during the 2016 election.

Podesta staffers are concerned about the firm’s future as Fritts has asked many of the employees to come with her.

  • john9hoffman

    She’s a hack!

  • Bruce Johnson

    where is our Justice Dept.. dont they draw a check from we the people??

  • Bruce Johnson

    oh my! Dear Mr longtime DC insider and a big voice in the DNC & Clinton wannabe Podesta how do you think you’ll look in the new “Orange becomes me” outfits you are going to get ? Dont worry too much tho John, i have hopes that Bill & Hillie will join you!! maybe you wont be alone !!

  • ginjit.dw

    Who believes me fritts didn’t know anything? Leaving isn’t an exoneration.

  • Letmesay

    Well doesn’t she know it will follow her where ever she goes. She is guilty as Podesta.

  • Jack Steffen

    Lobbiests should not exist. Their function is to influence legislation for the people wealthy enough to be able to hire them. The common working citizen is shut out.

    • Redduke

      lobbying is a constitutional right. It’s called the 1st amendment. The money and corruption is the issue.

      • Ccdelkin

        And there lies the problem, you can’t have one with out the other. The politicians and lobbyists are crooks.

      • Jack Steffen

        Lobbying is not a “consitutional right”. Saying that it is , is really a stretch. Free speech has it’s limits, it’s not absolute. This is one of those instances. By it’s very nature, it corrupts government by giving people with more money more access to government.

  • strawberryplains

    Unsurprising that Podesta hasn’t been charged.

    • Vera Orsova

      Tucked safely under the Sessions protective umbrella, along with Hillary and Barry. I wonder if Sessions gets extra $$$ for each additional criminal he hides under his wings.

  • 84Cheetah

    She’s resigning and the employees are going with her and probably still funded by the Podesta’s so that they can continue their illegal corruption with Russia while claiming to be a new company and escape punishment.

  • Michael Anthony Paul Trivisonn

    What’s with her Illuminati cloak?

  • Mr. Deplorable

    She better hope she gets clients to come over. She looks like she has a hefty food bill.

  • Billy Bob!

    Corrupt CEO! Should be thrown in jail!

  • iwontell

    From the SWAMP it appears that Lobbyist’s are just PAID CRIMINALS….

  • swifty656

    What would these baboons do with a real job?

  • Dewey

    Yasser Arafat, in upside down drag?

  • Charles Slavis

    Neither can they…….

  • Charles Slavis

    If anybody wants to see how really bad they can lose this time……..I can’t Barrett…..

  • Charles Slavis

    The buckeyes have a good chance of making the playoffs……

  • swifty656

    OFF HAND, I’D DAY CHARLES IS PISSED.

  • Charles Slavis

    I only watch college games now…….

  • swifty656

    I’ve heard a lot of dumb blond jokes but, how do you get dumb enough to get here????
    My hard goes out to her.

  • swifty656

    JUST TELL ME WHO GIVE A shlt. NFL is dead and their sponsors are stupid. They are out on a limb with no return in the future. Where are their buyers?

    • Charles Slavis

      President Trump is providing lots of jobs for them…….They won’t need their balls…..

      • TexasDeplorable1134

        Hmmm, new bot starting up in OAN Disqus discussions?

        • Charles Slavis

          One thought leads to another …….and you bot it…….no ifs ands or bots…..

  • Charles Slavis

    I didn’t want to spoil her safe place……..

  • Charles Slavis

    I didn’t reply…..

  • Charles Slavis

    Last time I was there……she said I look familiar……..

  • Charles Slavis

    In Brazil’s office……..

  • Charles Slavis

    I pull my shades when I’m working late…….

  • Charles Slavis

    I’m not sure that will work……….

  • Charles Slavis

    So I don’t get capped…….

  • Charles Slavis

    I have to wear my Trump hat…….

  • Charles Slavis

    Dopplegangbangers……..

  • Charles Slavis

    Who’s on first?….

  • Charles Slavis

    It’s like having three ghostbusters……..

  • Charles Slavis

    Just in case…….

  • Charles Slavis

    Nobody visits anybody………

  • Charles Slavis

    Another murderer……..

  • Charles Slavis

    We both look like George Patsalos………

  • Charles Slavis

    Just incase……

  • Charles Slavis

    I never visit him……

  • Charles Slavis

    I’m the one on the outside………..

  • Charles Slavis

    Yes …..There really is a resemblance……..

  • Charles Slavis

    On a traffic stop, the police man said……You look familiar……I smiled at him and said…..Charles Manson….He smiled back…….

  • Ocitman

    The rats are deserting the sinking flagship

  • Charles Slavis

    Last time they were asked for a voter id………They said I look like Charles Manson……

  • Charles Slavis

    So they can vote multiple times…….

  • Charles Slavis

    They want to give up their citizenship……

  • Charles Slavis

    They thought they were getting free lemming aid………..

  • Charles Slavis

    They were the ones running over the cliff…….

  • Charles Slavis

    My entire family can’t understand why I voted for President Trump………..They think I’m the idiot……

  • Charles Slavis

    Is he out on bail?…..

  • Charles Slavis

    It wasn’t Weinstein…….

  • Charles Slavis

    Anybody else notice that Hillary has a glow about her?…….

  • Charles Slavis

    Maybe rocket boy threw one at Russia…..

  • Charles Slavis

    We can pay in iodized salt…..

  • Charles Slavis

    I don’t know whether the EU can sue us or not?…..

  • Charles Slavis

    The radioactive cloud over Russia is our uranium………

  • Charles Slavis

    Watch the hasty exits to safe places……

    • Charles Slavis

      They won’t go to Mexico……….No drugs……

  • Charles Slavis

    Easier to find illegal aliens at area 51….

  • Charles Slavis

    Seth Rich, Vegas, Hillary, Comey, Mule-er…….Uranium one…..no evidence……Unless you open your eyes…..

  • Charles Slavis

    It took a Brazil nut to spill the beans………

  • Charles Slavis

    Once the hits started nobody knew who was going to hit who………

  • Charles Slavis

    They gave Washington to Russia…….And we voted Russia out…….

  • Swampdrainer

    The more Mueller probes, the more Demonrats resign. So much for Trump Russian collusion.

  • Charles Slavis

    The entire Democratic Party will be a Justice Department snack…..

  • Charles Slavis

    Clintons are like potato chips…..Nobody can eat just one……

    • Swampdrainer

      Monica can!

  • AmericaFirst

    Funny how the attempted attacks on Trump keep bitting these idiots in the arse!

  • Daniel J. Lopez

    Again, Presidents Trump election showed us just how corrupted our elected leaders, Democrats, Republicans, Liberals, The Conservative Party and anyone else elected to a position of power are.

  • Hummer

    Getting out while the getting is good. Rats looking for a deal soon.

  • flash

    Resigning after the fact does not clear any of you from wrong doing.

  • Mr. Deplorable

    Pedo’s Pizza Parlor is collapsing, children are feeling safer already.

  • wvned

    She is opening a spirit cooking school
    The baby parts order is already in at PP. It’s a big one.

  • skipper99

    The Democrats and Clinton cabal in particular will regret setting up the fiasco to implement the bogus Russian investigation. It is Clinton, Obama, Podesta and many others who will soon be in real danger of long prison terms. It is truly refreshing seeing the pendulum swing, and with such sharp edges to boot,

    • iwontell

      DAMN I’ll say it again………..PUBLIC HANGINGS……..

  • Localdude

    lol..classic fraud operations move – shut down, change names and pop back up – across town. been going on for years.

    • RevGregory

      That is for companies that go bankrupt, politicians and their scum don’t have that luxury.

      • Localdude

        I hear ya REV. these guys are neither, they are worse, lawyers who work for foreign influence. Pimping the USA and its resources too the highest bidder. I was speaking of not even licensed companies – but literal fraud operations, telemarking, pump and dump wall street crap etc…..2 cent con artists ripping off old people on the phone usually – lowest rung on the criminal ladder. They cant even keep their ‘deals’ in jail…these people are lower then them even..lol. thanks for the response.

  • Sui-Juris

    Mz. Ontha Fritz is going to open her own Russian lobbyist group. It’s going to be way better than what the Podesta bros. ever had. B’cuz she wont get caught… next time. (snicker)

  • scottincary

    Huh…. is that the sound of the swamp draining just a teeny tiny little bit?

    • Vera Orsova

      You mean that sucking chortle? I hope so. I hope the swamp slime can’t slither away fast enough.

    • TexasDeplorable1134

      Problem with draining a swamp is not all critters die off. They just become an invasive species in another environment. Kind of like swamp reclamation in FL, gators just move to your swimming pool.

  • Hans Pfall

    Oops. The noose tightens.

  • Chris m

    Rats indeed starting to march, to and over the cliff. The ones that stay, defiant they did nothing wrong, shall face a jack russell like routing. Let’s see it get to the king and queen rat

  • De Dene

    I’d like to read the new employment agreement as it relates to knowledge and secrecy of previous employment at the P-group.

  • Bob Ritthsler

    This all sounds good but unless Sessions gets some balls does something Mueller will let Podesta skate just like he’ll do with Comey and the Clintons

    • landy fincannon

      How do you post on townhall, Facebook or disqus? Thanks

      • Bob Ritthsler

        disqus I don’t trust facebook.

      • RevGregory

        You just posted on Discuss. Facebook you have to have an account. Townhall ? I have no idea

    • Pancho

      Part of our problem Leaders “FBI” .

  • mickey2829

    looks like the democrats have shot themselves in the foot again.the whole party from top to bottom is criminal and corrupt.

    • Pancho

      Don’t forget theRINO’s !

      • Peter Locke

        Yeah, we know who the Democrats are. RINO’s, we might not recognize them and let them get behind us with the knife!

  • AtomicFury

    One little, two little, three little Clintonites…

    • RevGregory

      Stand them all in a line and fire one 270 round through them all. Saves bullets.

      • iwontell

        TREES and ROPES are CHEAPER…….and the Vultures get a free meal.
        I’m old fashion from years ago……..PUBLIC HANGINGS.

      • AtomicFury

        I prefer a BMG50, but a 270 works for me.

  • Alex

    Hmm maybe she is getting indicted too….

  • landy fincannon

    My guess, all charges will be dropped on a legal technicality.

    • Erica Merovich

      Not with people stepping down so quickly….

    • RevGregory

      Nope they will turn on each other for shorter sentences.

  • landy fincannon

    What’s the fear?

  • sillystring

    “…Fritts is leaving to start her own lobbying group…has asked many of the employees to come with her.” Wouldn’t that be “same Stuff (edited for comment policy), different name?”

  • deadandwicked

    Lock em UP ….Lock em all up !!!! Drain the Swamp.

  • Ed L

    Seize their Passports.

    • landy fincannon

      I had to edit my post. I said quick seize their passports, then I read yours. Lol

    • Pancho

      Right NOW like rats in the garbage can in the alley behind my childhood house in Det Roit !

    • jlsharks1

      No let them get the hell out of the country they are not worth calling Americans. I as a foreigner are more American, then those scum bag.

      • RevGregory

        Negative we do not allow them to leave the country. We prosecute and jail them at GITMO for Treason.

        • JoeJr

          Jail for treason? Nah. Give them a menu so they can choose their last meal.

          • iwontell

            WOW that’s my thought above………..end of story.

        • iwontell

          NOPE – I insist on PUBLIC HANGINGS……..save the taxpayers money.
          I’m not into the FREE ROOM AND BOARD for decades

  • Scott Henke

    A lot of people not named Donald J. Trump are probably suddenly regretting this investigation. Not saying he’s clean, but, wow, has this come back to bite the Democrats.

    • De Dene

      Like trying to pet a rattlesnake!

    • Hans Pfall

      You’re correct…and I’ll say it: He’s clean.

  • Caddolakeguy

    Ahhahhhahhhahhhahhaa!

  • Roy Beane

    Must be something pretty serious they’re trying to hide, because now there’s a wholesale stampede of Dimms running for the tall grass again. HA.

  • conquest915

    Sounds like rats leaving a sinking ship. Find one and lay some federal charges against them and I bet they will start singing like canaries!

    • zeke440

      It is just changing names by transferring with Fritts… they are like cancer cut out a little and it comes back elsewhere…

      • The Punisher

        yeah right, Muller like his sodomite friend James Comey will give them immunity, even while having all the evidence in front of him, they’ll come back, well Obama approved everything so there’s no Crime here, as long as they go ahead and update their tax forms and pay taxes on it, we don’t see a crime.

    • kaiju

      Yes, the whole big satanic cookie is starting to crumble. The FBI and DOJ are still loaded with corruption, but the winds are changing and we may need some very large new prisons before Trumps first term is over.

      • Pancho

        GITO private for government traitors .Start the process use ICE!

      • iwontell

        SAVE THE TAXPAYERS MONEY – PUBLIC HANGINGS WILL DO THE TRICK

      • Chkitout1

        At the most, one low level Democrat will be indicted as a token show of “non partisan” fairness. All the other Democrat crooks will move on to continue their corrupt ways.

    • TwoInchPattern

      First you’ll have to find an AG who’s willing to do their job. The current one does not appear so inclined.

      • Easyrinos

        I do not know the answer, but does Sessions have much say so in this investigation since Mueller has been appointed special prosecutor?

        • Michael J Tomarchio

          There is more than one way to skin a cat, Session’s recuses has to do with “Trump”

          • RevGregory

            Sessions recusals have to do with former Senator Sessions involvement in the mess. He needs to GO.

        • Tired

          I heard Rush today. He said send Sessions back to bama to his Senate seat, and give some one else AG. Tre Howdy is my nomination!

          • jane

            Thousand likes

      • conquest915

        Sadly, I believe your right!

        • Letmesay

          Agree…where is he ? “crickets chirping chirping”

  • RedDog

    Ships leaving a sinking rat.

    • Hans Pfall

      LOL, I like that…and it’s true, too!