Tony Podesta, pictured here in 2004 while running the Kerry-Edwards campaign. accepted 170,000 dollars from Sberbank, Russia’s largest banking institution, to lobby against sanctions against Russia. (AP/Jacqueline Larma)

Russia’s Largest Bank Paid Podesta Group to Lobby Against U.S. Sanctions During 2016 Election

Sberbank, Russia’s largest banking institution, paid Tony Podesta – brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair – 170,000 dollars from March to September 2016 to lobby against Obama-imposed sanctions against Russia.