https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/14/manafort-ukraine-podesta/ Before the announcement that Mr. Manafort will plead guilty to some charges related to lobbying, a new indictment was released. Read the article. My personal view is that limiting campaign contributions, limiting lobbying, registering as a lobbyist is simply among the "feel good laws" that are routinely skirted and no one is interested anyway. Have you looked to learn whether your next door neighbor contributed to Hillary in the last election. Do you ever look at the list of registered lobbyists in your state capital? Of course not. Having stated my view, Mr. Podesta is in trouble. In fact, as I recalled, both Podestra brothers had a financial interest and controlling interest in the lobby. All that is happening is buying/selling/trading influence. Unions do it. The NRA does it. So does the Los Angeles Unified School District. 30 years ago, one of my neighbors was making more than I, $100,000 a year as one of three paid lobbyists for LAUSD. In other words, the taxpayers hiring lobbyists to get money from the state.