By: Brian Evans
On Thursday, the former 74-year-old Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges stemming from Meuller’s probe related to work he did for Ukraine in 2012. He had served as Obama’s legal counsel between 2009 and 2010, as well as the senior legal counsel for former President Bill Clinton, during his impeachment!
The indictment was handed down by a federal grand jury, and was based on charges that he lied and made false statements to mislead the Department of Justice, and concealed information about foreign lobbying that he participated in with the Ukranian government!
According to the Wall Street Journal, they reported that Greg Craig’s legal team said that they would not agree to any plea deal, which led to the case being handed to a grand jury for indictment! The Wall Street Journal said…
Mr. Craig has refused to accept a plea deal, and the matter could be presented to a grand jury for indictment as soon as Thursday, people familiar with the matter say. A spokesman for the Justice Department declined to comment.
The people familiar with the situation say they believe Mr. Craig will be charged with making false statements to the Justice Department unit that oversees the activities of foreign agents, though other charges are possible.
An indictment of Mr. Craig is likely to send shock waves through the U.S. legal community and is the latest fallout from an investigation into former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his years of work for the pro-Russia regime in power in Kiev.
Mr. Craig was interviewed twice by Mr. Mueller’s office. He left Skadden Arps firm in April 2018.
Prosecutors have also suggested to the people familiar with the matter that they believe Mr. Craig concealed the involvement of a public relations firm from Justice Department officials.
Mr. Craig served as the White House counsel to President Obama for the first year of his administration. He also served as a senior legal adviser to President Bill Clinton during the impeachment inquiry into the president’s conduct.
Craig’s attorneys are alleging that federal prosecutors are abusing their power because the case was already looked at by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, and they decided not to pursue the case. Therefore, they allege that he was cleared by the SDNY. However, the Southern District of New York has also been notorious for left-wing lawyers who work as more of a hit squad, as they have also set their sights on removing President Trump since Mueller was unable to do the job! Regardless, Craig’s attorney’s said…
“This case was thoroughly investigated by the SDNY and that office decided not to pursue charges against Mr. Craig. We expect an indictment by the DC US Attorney’s Office at the request of the National Security Division. Mr. Craig is not guilty of any charge and the government’s stubborn insistence on prosecuting Mr. Craig is a misguided abuse of prosecutorial discretion.”
Now, as the Democrats plan to go after President Trump seems to be backfiring, the Mainstream Media and DNC are squawking, as the investigation has ricocheted back on themselves! Definitely, something that Craig, nor his Democrat colleagues, had counted on, especially since they pretty much control and write the script, for the Mainstream Media in America!