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  • Brett Kavanaugh Fought the Clinton/Castro Kidnapping of Elian Gonzalez back to Stalinist Cuba

    07/14/2018 4:57:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/14/2018 | Humberto Fontova
    If we needed more proof (atop the media panic) that President Trump nominated the right SCOTUS candidate here it is: “Kavanaugh represented, on a pro bono basis, six-year-old Elian Gonzalez after the Immigration and Naturalization Service decided to return him to Cuba. Kavanaugh was among a series of lawyers who sought legal injunctions to stop INS…from sending the boy back to Cuba…” Whoops! I already hear the caterwauling about “separating immigrant children from their parents!” So let’s clear that up first: The genuine issue during the Elian Gonzalez circus had NOTHING to do with “parental rights,” as the Castro/Fake News...
  • Lawyer whose work got entangled in Mueller probe leaves firm

    04/24/2018 3:51:44 PM PDT · by ptsal · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 24-Apr-2018 | Staff
    A prominent Washington lawyer who authored a report that's a key part of the special counsel's investigation into Paul Manafort has left his law firm. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom confirmed Tuesday that Greg Craig, a former White House counsel under President Barack Obama, is no longer with the firm. His biography has been removed from the law firm website. The firm didn't immediately comment beyond confirming his departure. Craig wrote a report funded by the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice about the trial of a former Ukrainian prime minister.
  • Lawsuit accuses Obama White House of thwarting release of public data under FOIA

    08/18/2014 11:54:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 18, 2014 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    A watchdog group on Monday sued the U.S. government, accusing the Obama White House of interfering in and thwarting the release of public documents under the Freedom of Information Act. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the group Cause of Action (CoA) names 12 federal agencies that delayed the release of documents so officials could consult with White House under a new process established in spring 2009. The process, which gave White House officials review authority over documents that federal agencies wanted to release that mentioned the White House or presidential aides,...
  • Former Obama lawyer Greg Craig leaves firm after brush with Mueller probe

    04/24/2018 3:03:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 24, 2018 | by Ken Dilanian
    Craig supervised Alex van der Zwaan, who has pleaded guilty to lying about communications regarding his work for Ukrainian politicians. Former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig has left his law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the firm told NBC News. His departure comes after he and his law firm became caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Alex van der Zwaan, who had been a lawyer in Skadden's London office, pleaded guilty to lying to prosecutors and the FBI about communications involving work the firm had been...
  • Who is Alex van der Zwaan and why does he matter? Connecting the Dots

    02/21/2018 8:34:28 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 31 replies
    Vachel Lindsay (sic) Twitter Account ^ | Feb 22 2018 | Vachel Lindsay (sic)
    Mueller indicts lawyer Alex van der Zwaan. MSM scream: the evil Drumpf is about to fall! They're embarrassingly WRONG, of course. And they are MISLEADING you, by not mentioning OTHER names (bombshells incoming). Let me explain.
  • Former Skadden Associate Charged in Mueller Probe

    02/20/2018 8:20:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    law.com ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | Cogan Schneier
    Skadden partner Gregory Craig, the former White House counsel under President Barack Obama, also worked on the report, as did partners Cliff Stone and Margaret Krawiec. Associates who worked on the report included Alex Haskell, Paul Kerlin, Kara Roseen and Allon Kedem, who is now a lawyer in the solicitor general’s office. Manafort’s indictment claims he likely lobbied and paid at least in part for the report. Van der Zwaan’s case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who also oversees the case against Manafort and Gates. The charges are the latest from Mueller as his activity appears...
  • Judith Miller Recants; Where's the Media?

    07/10/2016 4:50:55 PM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 18, 2015 | Peter Berkowitz
    In “The Story: A Reporter’s Journey,” which hit book store shelves Tuesday, April 7, former New York Times reporter Judith Miller revealed in the final chapter that she now believes that she was induced by then-Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald to give false testimony in the 2007 trial of I. “Lewis” Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. Given that Fitzgerald’s three-and-a-half year-long investigation and prosecution of Libby riveted the nation’s capital and generated vast news coverage implying, when not outright declaring, that the Bush administration lied the nation into war, one might think that recantation...
  • U.S. planning to keep corrupt Latin American officials out

    03/11/2002 1:17:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 391+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 10, 2002 | Andres Oppenheimer: The Oppenheimer Report
    ''People will understand that we are serious about going after government corruption,'' he added. ``There is a very selfish reason for this: We end up paying for the bill when these people steal the money, because we have to provide aid, or accept the citizens as refugees or as migrants.'' The Bush administration says it is about to unveil a new weapon to help fight corruption in Latin America: a list of corrupt government officials from the region who will be denied entry visas to the United States. The anti-corruption drive is being led by Otto J. Reich, the...
  • Meet Greg Craig, Obama's White House Counsel ( 2008 )

    05/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 17, 2008 | John McCormack
    Mike Allen reported over the weekend that "Gregory B. Craig, a well-known Washington lawyer who quarterbacked President Bill Clinton's impeachment defense, has been chosen White House counsel by resident-elect Barack Obama". Believe it or not, the time Craig spent shilling for Clinton may have been his most honorable days of work ... In the early 1980s, [Craig] was an attorney for John Hinckley, the man who shot President Reagan and three others. Craig helped put together an insanity defense that led to Hinckley's acquittal. Nine years later, he advised Ted Kennedy in the Palm Beach rape case involving the senator...
  • 'Most transparent' White House ever rewrote the FOIA to suppress politically sensitive docs

    03/19/2014 8:48:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    The Examiner ^ | MARCH 18, 2014 AT 8:45 AM | Mark Tapscott
    It's Sunshine Week, so perhaps some enterprising White House reporter will ask press secretary Jay Carney why President Obama rewrote the Freedom of Information Act without telling the rest of America. The rewrite came in an April 15, 2009, memo from then-White House Counsel Greg Craig instructing the executive branch to let White House officials review any documents sought by FOIA requestors that involved "White House equities." That phrase is nowhere to be found in the FOIA, yet the Obama White House effectively amended the law to create a new exception to justify keeping public documents locked away from the...
  • “Most transparent” White House ever rewrote FOIA to exclude its own docs

    03/19/2014 1:16:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2014 | BRUCE MCQUAIN
    That’s right, the Obama White House has quietly rewritten a portion of the Freedom Of Information Act to exclude what it calls “White House equities” from being released without a White House review. The rewrite was inspired by a 2009 memo by then White House counsel, Greg Craig: The Greg memo is described in detail in a new study made public today by Cause of Action, a Washington-based nonprofit watchdog group that monitors government transparency and accountability.How serious an attack on the public’s right to know is the Obama administration’s invention of the “White House equities” exception?“FOIA is designed to...
  • Retired U.S. General Is Focus of Inquiry Over Iran Leak (Stuxnet Patsy?)

    06/28/2013 4:59:57 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/28/2013 | NY Times
    WASHINGTON — The former second-ranking officer in the United States military, retired Gen. James E. Cartwright of the Marines, is a target of an investigation into the leak of classified information about American cyberattacks on Iran’s nuclear program, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed Thursday night. The leak investigation, being carried out by the United States attorney for Maryland, Rod J. Rosenstein, was announced by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. after articles in The New York Times described an ambitious series of cyberattacks under the code name Olympic Games that were intended to slow Iran’s progress toward a...
  • As Blagojevich defense begins, the White House intersection

    07/19/2010 10:57:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7-19-10 | Lynn Sweet
    From a political and public relations perspective, the most troubling testimony to the Obama White House so far from Rod Blagojevich's criminal corruption trial was the surprise revelation that on election eve 2008, Barack Obama, confident he would win the White House on Nov. 4, called Illinois SEIU union leader Tom Balanoff to discuss the Illinois Senate seat he would soon be vacating. In that call, Obama mentioned Valerie Jarrett as a possible replacement saying at the same time he would prefer she work with him in the White House. Balanoff testified that at the conclusion of the call he...
  • W.H. quiet on Obama-Blago link

    06/29/2010 5:06:01 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 1+ views
    W.H. quiet on Obama-Blago link By: Glenn Thrush and Jonathan Allen June 29, 2010 06:50 PM EDT The White House was mum Tuesday after a union leader testified that Barack Obama personally asked him to approach then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich about appointing confidant Valerie Jarrett to his Illinois Senate seat. In testimony at Blagojevich’s federal corruption trial, Tom Balanoff said Obama — speaking a day before his Nov. 8, 2008 triumph in the presidential election — said that Jarrett wanted the job and was qualified, although he wanted her to join him in the White House. Balanoff, a close Obama ally...
  • DOJ No. 2, David W. Ogden, steps down

    12/03/2009 10:00:41 AM PST · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 2,189+ views
    Politico ^ | 12-3-09 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    The second-in-command at the Justice Department is leaving his post, officials announced Thursday — making him the third top Obama legal official to announce his departure in recent weeks. Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden will return to private practice in February. White House General Counsel Greg Craig will step down in January, and Phillip Carter, a top Defense Department deputy assistant secretary dealing with detainee issues, has already left. Ogden, who managed the civil division during the Clinton administration, headed up President Barack Obama’s transition into office last year. In a statement, Ogden said that his tenure in the...
  • Thanks for the Memories (liberals thrown under the bus)

    11/25/2009 6:12:38 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 1,345+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2009 | Maureen Dowd
    At his Cabinet meeting Monday afternoon, President Obama took a moment to give thanks to his team. Sipping a glass of water, the president offered special gratitude to the woman on his right. “I advised this hard-working Cabinet to get a little bit of rest this week,” he said, looking at Hillary Clinton, “particularly the people who have been traveling around the globe day-in and day-out and don’t know what time zone they’re in.” The secretary of state, with a china cup and saucer in front of her, smiled. In the back of the room, back where they were parched,...
  • Obama Goes to the Mattresses

    11/23/2009 11:17:43 PM PST · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 1,417+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11-16-09 | The Prowler
    The ugliness surrounding the pushing out of White House Counsel Gregory Craig was months in the making, but culminated on the day on which the White House announced that the Justice Department would be prosecuting Guantanamo prisoners on U.S. soil, the very project Craig was supposedly brought into the administration to bring about. *snip* Rumors -- some generated by current Hillary Clinton allies at the State Department -- swirled that Craig had failed to gain the proper security clearances for his job, or that he had run afoul of the First Lady's staff in not moving quickly enough to clear...
  • The Mao The Merrier

    11/16/2009 5:16:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 554+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 16, 2009
    Officials: Anita Dunn may be leaving with her little red book, but her husband enters as the next White House counsel, bringing experience in suppressing dissent, assaulting the First Amendment and limiting speech. Dunn, whose favorite philosophers include mass murderer Mao Zedong, was expected to leave after a short stint. She rose to fame as chief strategist for former Senate majority leader, now national health care guru, Tom Daschle. While serving as White House communications director, she was the commanding general of the administration "war" on Fox News. Like her philosophical mentor, Mao, and her colleague, FCC diversity czar Mark...
  • White House Counsel Craig to Step Down

    11/12/2009 10:37:21 PM PST · by Justaham · 78 replies · 3,508+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11-13-09
    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.
  • Anita Dunn's Husband Emerging as Top Contender to Replace White House Counsel

    10/23/2009 6:18:39 PM PDT · by EBH · 27 replies · 1,075+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/23/2009 | Major Garrett
    White House Communications Director Anita Dunn's husband is emerging as the top candidate to replace Greg Craig as White House counsel, Fox News has learned. Dunn's husband, Bob Bauer, is President Obama's personal lawyer and a former counsel to his campaign, as well as the top lawyer for the Democratic National Committee. Senior White House officials declined to comment, but Democrats close to the situation said Bauer is under serious consideration to replace Craig, who is expected to leave the White House by the end of the year. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said no decisions have been made...