The Democratic Party of Moldova contracted with the American company Podesta Group for lobbying services, reports newsmaker.md.
According to the US Department of Justice, Podesta Group will represent the interests of the Moldovan Democrats in the US Congress and in the relations with other decision-making players. Podesta would have to improve the Moldo-American relations and would organize meetings with American officials. In other words, “Support Democratic Party policies”.
The 600,000 US dollars contract was signed on June 22nd 2016 and will last until June 21 2017.
One of the founders of Podesta Group, John Podesta, is now the leader of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, while the other founding brother Tony Podesta is known for being in close ties to Barack Obama.
Podesta Group previously offered lobbying services for Wal-Mart, BP, Sberbank, an NGO close to former Ukraine President Yanukovich and the Azerbaijani government.