Skip to comments.Book: White House offered Greg Craig judgeship
Posted on 05/18/2010 8:46:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
President Barack Obama tried to avoid a high-profile ouster of his original White House counsel, Gregory B. Craig, by coaxing him out of his job and into a federal judgeship, according to a new book.
Craig declined Obamas offer, and his forced removal which he learned of while reading the morning paper caused a backlash by Craigs Washington loyalists, who felt he was being treated shabbily, and by many liberals, who believed he was being punished for trying to fulfill Obamas failed campaign promise to shut the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The details on last falls Craig imbroglio are among the revelations in Jonathan Alters The Promise: President Obama, Year One, a behind-the-scenes narrative of the administrations first year that comes out Tuesday.
In the first substantial, reported book about the Obama White House, Alter explains that Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel felt Craig was trying to build up his own mini-National Security Council instead of focusing on bread-and-butter legal issues.
Emanuel became furious after Craig, in an apparent show of solidarity with former detainees, traveled with four Chinese Muslim Uighurs from Guantanamo to Bermuda.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/37402.html#ixzz0oIRQLUyG
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There are more incidents in the full article, including Pelosi saying, “The President threw me off the truck.”
I want everyone to remember that Greg Craig was the lawyer for pres. Clinton who then became the paid agent of the Cuban government to kidnap and return Elian Gonzales to Cuba.
I believe that is a criminal act. Impeach Obama.
Yep, Greg Craig was Castro’s lawyer in the case to seize Elian Gonzalez from the US and return him to Cuba
Good if he is obama’s enemy now.... great in fact
I well remember that. Greg Craig is a bum.
OK... Impeach him when we take back the House (and maybe Senate).