Skip to comments.Obama WH counsel faces possible prosecution in Mueller-initiated probe
Posted on 03/19/2019 6:54:44 PM PDT by Revel
Former Obama White House Counsel and Clinton-linked attorney Greg Craig may soon be charged by the Justice Department for engaging in illegal unregistered overseas lobbying, in a case initially probed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller -- a development that would make him the first Democrat to face prosecution amid the long-running Russia investigation.
The case centers on lobbying work that Craig performed in 2012 for the Russian-backed president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, while Craig was a partner at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Craig allegedly never registered as a foreign agent under a U.S. law known as the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, which requires lobbyists to declare publicly if they represent foreign leaders, governments or their political parties.
FARA violations were only rarely prosecuted until Mueller took aim at Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, for his lobbying work in Ukraine. Manafort, who connected Craig with Yanukovych, has been convicted on numerous bank and tax fraud charges, and was separately accused of FARA violations as well. He was sentenced earlier this month to approximately seven years in prison.
Craig left Skadden last year as his work with Manafort became public. In January, Skadden agreed to cooperate with the DOJ's registration requirements and paid $4.6 million in a settlement to avoid a criminal prosecution. "We have learned much from this incident and are taking steps to prevent anything similar from happening again,
Separately, New York prosecutors are also looking into potential similar charges regarding another Clinton-connected Washington insider, Tony Podesta. In September, Manafort admitted to directing two firms -- Mercury Public Affairs and the Podesta Group -- to lobby in the U.S. on behalf of a Ukrainian political party and Ukraine's government, then led by Yanukovych, Manafort's longtime political patron.
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NY prosecute a Dem, yeah right.
Lets see if Democrats will still applaud Mueller when he indicts a Democrat.
‘What’s good for the goose’ - I’m loving it.
You did read the part that he might get charged by the justice dept or do you just not read the parts that don’t fit your NY bashing Agenda :)
Designated Patsy. Wife / Husband plus family set for life while he serves his 3 month sentence.
I’ll believe it when I see it
Unlike liberals, I don’t pin my hopes on “could” “possible” or “might.”
“Ill believe it when I see it”
You and me both.
They gotta throw one sacrificial lamb under the bus, for a short sentence anyway.
As much as I hate to say it.. another victim of the witch hunt
Nothing to do with trump/ Russian collision
That being said...
LOL X 1000
Believe this when I see it.
“Hey, Craig...got anything planned for next Thursday afternoon? We have to sentence you to an afternoon in jail. You can wear an ankle bracelet at the club, if it’s not too inconvenient.”
Would love to see this happen to the POS.
Points finger at Podesta too, you have to read down quite a way.
If only this comes to pass.
Maybe, just maybe, there is some karmic justice - the communist creep sure deserves it.
Greg Craig was Fidel Castro’s lawyer to extract Elian Gonzalez.
He was also Clinton’s defense lawyer and counsel for Obama.
Dan Rather, a Castro intimate, interviewed Elian’s father on 60 minutes.
Craig handed Rather the questions for the interview.
Everybody should have an agenda to bash NY. There’s nothing good about living here.
NY bashing agenda? NY political situation needs no bashing help from me.
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