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White House Counsel Craig to Step Down
Fox News ^ | 11-13-09

Posted on 11/12/2009 10:37:21 PM PST by Justaham

White House Counsel Greg Craig is expected to announce on Friday that he plans to step down from his post following a rocky tenure, people familiar with the matter said.

Craig, the top lawyer at the White House and a close aide to President Barack Obama, has helped lead the administration's efforts on several national-security policies that initially enjoyed popular support but have since become liabilities for Obama.

These include the planned closure of the prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the release of Bush administration-era national-security documents.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bobbauer; craig; fired; fourth100days; gitmo; gregcraig
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1 posted on 11/12/2009 10:37:21 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

FOX’s fault.


2 posted on 11/12/2009 10:39:17 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Godspeed, T, on your fourth tour of duty in Iraq.)
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To: Justaham

The little kids are running home. LOL


3 posted on 11/12/2009 10:40:11 PM PST by Krodg
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To: Justaham

And thus opening up the way for the next Commie to come down the pike...

...same as it ever was.


4 posted on 11/12/2009 10:40:24 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: Justaham

Is this the position that Anita Dunn’s husband is going to fill?


5 posted on 11/12/2009 10:40:29 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: Darkwolf377

Another one bites the dust!


6 posted on 11/12/2009 10:40:51 PM PST by Crim
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To: Justaham

Craig has represented numerous high-profile clients. In 1981, he was a member of the team that represented John Hinckley, Jr., who tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan. helping put together an insanity defense that led to Hinckley’s acquittal.[6]

Craig represented Senator Ted Kennedy during the 1991 rape trial of William Kennedy Smith.[7] (The Senator himself faced no charges in this trial.)

He represented the Cuban father of Elián González during the 2000 child custody dispute which ended when U.S. Marshals enforced court orders that the child be moved from the Florida home of relatives, where they had influenced the child to make a number of videos lashing out at his father.[8] The courts ultimately supported the father’s contention that the child should be returned to his custody, a decision father’s rights groups around the world greeted with overwhelming approval.

Craig represented United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan during the Volker Commission’s investigations in 2004 into the scandals involving the oil-for-food programme.

Recently, he represented Pedro Miguel González Pinzón, a Panamanian legislator wanted in the US for the murder in 1992 of a US soldier, and the attempted murder of another. The Dallas Morning News called on Senator Obama to ask Craig to choose between the campaign and involvement in the case.[9] Craig had earlier represented the Panamá government during the trial in 1990 of the former president, General Manuel Noriega[10] and had sought the return to Panamá’s treasury of funds stolen by Noriega.

Craig’s representation of Latin American politicians caused an uproar again in June 2008, when the U.S. Department of Justice granted asylum to two of his clients, former Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and former Minister of Defense Carlos Sánchez Berzaín. The two Bolivians were under indictment in Bolivia for their role in the government’s killing of 67 protesters in El Alto in 2003. While ultimately endorsing Craig, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs said that his representation of the two Bolivian clients, “has raised legitimate doubts regarding his moral commitment to Latin America.”[11]


7 posted on 11/12/2009 10:41:15 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Crim

Oh the humanity!


8 posted on 11/12/2009 10:42:28 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Godspeed, T, on your fourth tour of duty in Iraq.)
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To: NautiNurse
Step Down, NautiNurse wrote: Is this the position that Anita Dunn’s husband is going to fill?

Yes, he's the rumored replacement.
9 posted on 11/12/2009 10:43:22 PM PST by Justaham
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To: P-Marlowe

He seems to have a lot of experience representing highly placed scum in the public trust.

I’m sure a guy like that could be very useful around 1600 these days.


10 posted on 11/12/2009 10:54:50 PM PST by Califreak (Obama's Purple Reign must be stopped!)
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To: Califreak

He is a class A dirtbag, isn’t he?


11 posted on 11/12/2009 10:55:49 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Justaham; All

Replacing Craig as the White House's Chief Legal Counsel is reported to be Robert Bauer, HUSBAND to outgoing White House Communication Director Anita Dunn. Robert Bauer, Chair of the Political Law Group of Perkins Coie, handled most of the lawsuits for Obama and the DNC during the 2008 campaign.


12 posted on 11/12/2009 10:56:13 PM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: Justaham; NautiNurse

Robert Bauer was the general counsel of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. He went on to become the general counsel of the Democratic National Committee. He is also the top lawyer of ‘Organizing for America.” Along with this, he also represents the President on his personal matters. He also holds a full time job as the chairman of the political law group of Perkins Coie. Perkins and Coie is the firm that defends Obama against the controversies regarding the legitimacy of his citizenship status based on being naturally born in the country.

Read more: http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world/bauer-anita-dunns-husband-gets-a-new-job_100264701.html#ixzz0WihgdSPS


13 posted on 11/12/2009 10:57:41 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Justaham
And oops there goes another one under the bus:


14 posted on 11/12/2009 11:00:45 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: NautiNurse

Yes .. Glenn got the inside word ... weeks ago .. LOL.

At the 7:35 mark
http://www.youtube.com/user/GlennBeckDailyClips#p/u/83/SOe1LYhob14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zwNu7xUcp0


15 posted on 11/12/2009 11:01:47 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: Justaham
Dropping like flies.
16 posted on 11/12/2009 11:01:50 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Justaham

Obonzo’s imploding.


17 posted on 11/12/2009 11:08:16 PM PST by matthew fuller (I can't fight no more forever- that's why I carry a .45.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Yep.


18 posted on 11/12/2009 11:11:08 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: matthew fuller

He needs another 500,000 “saved” jobs. Dufus isn’t going to last long while people in good standing 2 or 3yrs ago voted for his ass.


19 posted on 11/12/2009 11:11:29 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Justaham

Obama’s minions are starting to fall like fleas! LOL!


20 posted on 11/12/2009 11:14:33 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: P-Marlowe
"He represented the Cuban father of Elián González during the 2000 child custody dispute which ended when U.S. Marshals enforced court orders that the child be moved from the Florida home of relatives, where they had influenced the child to make a number of videos lashing out at his father.[8] The courts ultimately supported the father’s contention that the child should be returned to his custody, a decision father’s rights groups around the world greeted with overwhelming approval."

In other words, he was Fidel Castro's lawyer.

21 posted on 11/12/2009 11:17:10 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Salvation

He’s getting rid of all the Clintonistas.

Something is afoot!


22 posted on 11/12/2009 11:17:31 PM PST by hattend (Pray for Obama!! Psalm 109:8 Amen!)
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To: P-Marlowe

He’ll have no trouble blending right into his new surroundings.


23 posted on 11/12/2009 11:20:50 PM PST by Califreak (Obama's Purple Reign must be stopped!)
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To: Califreak
He seems to have a lot of experience representing highly placed scum in the public trust.

He sounds like he's trying to become Hasan's defense lawyer. Then he can handle all the book and movie deals.

24 posted on 11/12/2009 11:32:27 PM PST by 300winmag (Zero to abject failure in under a month. A new land speed record!)
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To: P-Marlowe

What a resume! No wonder his Lowness appointed him.


25 posted on 11/12/2009 11:39:47 PM PST by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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To: Justaham

Robert “Bob” Bauer, a prominent Washington attorney who worked with the Obama campaign, is expected to be named his successor, Democratic sources told Fox News late Thursday.

Bauer is married to Anita Dunn, interim Communications Director. Dunn relinquished her post this week and will leave the White House at month’s end.


26 posted on 11/12/2009 11:48:59 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Justaham

I don’t know. It seems that Dunn resigned only because they didn’t want to have husband and wife under the same office, not because she couldn’t stand fire.


27 posted on 11/13/2009 12:19:39 AM PST by paudio (Road to hell is paved by unintended consequences of good intentions)
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To: Justaham

I guess kidnapping little Cuban boys and justifying their return to communism just doesn’t have the prestige it once did when they can now make whole nations communist.


28 posted on 11/13/2009 12:24:48 AM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: Justaham

Rats exciting the good ship Lolliflop?


29 posted on 11/13/2009 12:38:15 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Unseal the lock box containing every document pertaining to Obama's life, TODAY!)
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To: P-Marlowe
Good riddance to a notorious ambulance chaser.
30 posted on 11/13/2009 1:01:35 AM PST by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: P-Marlowe

Unbelievable! What an administration. We might as well elect Chavez president. His administration probably wouldn’t be much more radical.


31 posted on 11/13/2009 1:04:47 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Justaham

Poor Greg. I guess that D.C. is just not Havana...yet.


32 posted on 11/13/2009 2:27:18 AM PST by rod1
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To: Justaham

As was said about this shyster many years ago, never trust a man with two first names.


33 posted on 11/13/2009 2:30:26 AM PST by John W (There Is No Normal Anymore)
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To: P-Marlowe

WOW - On the wrong side of every case.


34 posted on 11/13/2009 2:39:30 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Justaham

35 posted on 11/13/2009 2:47:12 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: Justaham
plans to step down from his post following a rocky tenure

WIMP! QUITTER! ALL obama people have a "rocky tenure," you fool. It's part of the job description. Didn't you read the contract?

36 posted on 11/13/2009 2:51:31 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: Pinkbell

New obama bus on order.

37 posted on 11/13/2009 2:55:38 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: P-Marlowe

What a scum. Good riddance. Obama sure knows how to pick ‘em.


38 posted on 11/13/2009 2:57:09 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Justaham

This is not a win, I believe he’ll be replaced by Anita Dunn’s husband.


39 posted on 11/13/2009 3:07:34 AM PST by visualops (Freepin' Pre!)
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To: P-Marlowe; All

Wow.

You know, there is a pattern there.

Back in the early Fifties, Joe McCarthy raked George Marshall over the coals as being in the pocket of communists. He had the guts and the conviction to go on the floor of the Senate and spell out exactly what he meant, no pulling of punches.

He discussed how at every single turn, every decision made was in the best interests of the Soviets or the Chicoms ranging from Yalta, Teheran, Potsdam and the postwar actions. He said that if the mistakes were made due to stupidity or incompetence, then the odds would be that at least some of the time, the correct action would take place.

I see the same thing here. If this person didn’t have a specific bent for perverts, totalitarians and scumbags, then he might have a decent client to his name.


40 posted on 11/13/2009 3:07:50 AM PST by rlmorel (Obama, The Flatulence of One Thousand Black Dogs After Eating Boiled Eggs Be Upon Him...)
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To: Justaham
Remember this, Craig is being fired because he failed to bring terrorists into the country.
41 posted on 11/13/2009 3:11:52 AM PST by PA-RIVER (Don't blame me. I voted for the American guy.)
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To: 300winmag

“He sounds like he’s trying to become Hasan’s defense lawyer.”

To me it’s amazing it took until the 24th comment of the thread. That’s precisely what popped into my head the moment I read the headline.

Hasan is precisely the type of dirtbag murdering societal reject this Craig life-form covers.


42 posted on 11/13/2009 3:24:56 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Justaham
..he steps down because the brightest light is at the top,.....which reveals the most
43 posted on 11/13/2009 3:48:34 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: hattend

Interesting observation... Mentally flagging it and waiting for more shoes to drop. If more Clintonistas fall, some sort of palace purge is going on IMHO, hmmmm is the megalomaniac getting a bit paranoid?


44 posted on 11/13/2009 3:54:29 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: Justaham

He needed to resign so he can defend KSM & Co.


45 posted on 11/13/2009 3:59:48 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: KSCITYBOY

“WOW - On the wrong side of every case.”
*****

In the tradition of Bill Kuntsler.


46 posted on 11/13/2009 4:33:40 AM PST by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: Eye of Unk

Bright light...roaches.


47 posted on 11/13/2009 4:57:44 AM PST by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion)
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To: Justaham

and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

48 posted on 11/13/2009 5:04:25 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Justaham

This must be the “revolving door” that the democRats are always complaining about.


49 posted on 11/13/2009 5:11:24 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus)
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To: Justaham

Who hired Craig - the first OR second time?


50 posted on 11/13/2009 5:12:13 AM PST by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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