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Former Obama lawyer Greg Craig leaves firm after brush with Mueller probe
NBC "News" ^ | April 24, 2018 | by Ken Dilanian

Posted on 04/24/2018 3:03:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

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 performing for the Russian-backed former Ukrainian president, whose party was paying Paul Manafort and Rich Gates.

Gates, a former Trump campaign aide, pleaded guilty to one charge of false statements and one charge of conspiracy in February and has agreed to cooperate with the Mueller probe. Manafort, former Trump campaign chair, has pleaded not guilty to charges that include money laundering and conspiracy.

It emerged in court hearings that Greg Craig was the senior partner overseeing the project. Craig was White House counsel from January 2009 to January 2010, when he went to work at Skadden. He also held several posts in the Clinton administration, and helped President Clinton coordinate his defense during his impeachment.

The 2012 report, commissioned by Manafort, was an effort to analyze the prosecution of an opposition politician, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Human rights groups criticized the report as a white wash. Manafort and Gates used an offshore account to "funnel $4 million to pay for the report," according to court papers, which do not say how much of the $4 million went to Skadden.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alexvanderzwaan; conflictofinterest; craig; cuba; eliangonzales; eliangonzalez; gregcraig; gregorycraig; hussein; lisapage; london; manafort; mueller; nicaragua; paulmanafort; peterstrzok; richgates; robertmueller; sandinistas; skadden; tymoshenko; ukraine; witchhunt
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1 posted on 04/24/2018 3:03:35 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sadden, et al. is also the same DEMOCRAP firm where Comey’s close pal Patrick Fitzgerald now works. Yes, from Plamegate notoriety, the guy who screwed over Scooter Libby.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/comey-has-brought-on-former-u-s-attorney-pat-fitzgerald-as-one-of-his-lawyers


2 posted on 04/24/2018 3:10:33 PM PDT by Enchante (FusionGPS "dirty dossier" scandal links Hillary, FBI, CIA, Dept of Justice... "Deep State" is real)
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To: Enchante

*Skadden.


3 posted on 04/24/2018 3:11:22 PM PDT by Enchante (FusionGPS "dirty dossier" scandal links Hillary, FBI, CIA, Dept of Justice... "Deep State" is real)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Isn’t this guy tied to the Clinton’s as well ?


4 posted on 04/24/2018 3:11:26 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

BREAKING NEWS:

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@SaraCarterDC

BREAKING: DOJ will make the 6 months of missing texts that were eventually located by IG between Strzok and Page available to Congress sometime tonight or tomorrow, according to sources...developing

https://twitter.com/SaraCarterDC/status/988900256975872003


5 posted on 04/24/2018 3:15:08 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Who else were they communicating with? All their communications need looked at.


6 posted on 04/24/2018 3:17:35 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Wisdom and education are different things. Don't confuse them.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Interesting ...


7 posted on 04/24/2018 3:19:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Yes. And John Edwards.


8 posted on 04/24/2018 3:19:57 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

His chief achievement was to make us realize that “Greg” and “Craig” are actually the same name ...


9 posted on 04/24/2018 3:21:27 PM PDT by x
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Dilanian is a Fusion GPS-paid stooge.
10 posted on 04/24/2018 3:27:24 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Craig also was responsible for sending Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba....DISGUSTING human being!!


11 posted on 04/24/2018 3:40:52 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

He alwasy struck me as a dirtbag


12 posted on 04/24/2018 3:43:37 PM PDT by Okeydoker
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This guy has a long history - worked with Ted Kennedy way back when to support Sandanistas over Contras.

He was instrumental in getting Elian Gonzalez sent back to Cuba at gun point.


13 posted on 04/24/2018 3:54:16 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: Ann Archy

“Craig also was responsible for sending Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba“

Ahh yes now I remember that scumbag.


14 posted on 04/24/2018 3:58:55 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: ifinnegan

Did Harmon Wilfred have an encounter with this Greg Craig?

IIRC, a DC lawyer interviewed Harmon Wilfred and the story was in one of the Crowd Source The Truth videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrTm_F4YE8M
1:57:23
Harmon Wilfred: America’s First Refugee – Wilfred v China, Clintons’ “Collaborator”
Crowdsource the Truth 2


15 posted on 04/24/2018 4:04:47 PM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In before “Q predicted this! Pedophiles! Boom!


16 posted on 04/24/2018 5:41:56 PM PDT by Basket_of_Deplorables (Trump has implemented Supply Side Economics!!!)
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To: Enchante; Fedora

Greg Craig, now there’s a conflict of interest.


17 posted on 04/24/2018 8:44:27 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

And an unpleasant blast from the past!


18 posted on 04/24/2018 8:55:39 PM PDT by Enchante (FusionGPS "dirty dossier" scandal links Hillary, FBI, CIA, Dept of Justice... "Deep State" is real)
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To: Enchante

Craig was involved with rewriting the FOIA back in 2009 to make it difficult for the press to obtain docs on “white house equities.”


19 posted on 04/24/2018 9:55:03 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, henceforth Skedaddle, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Thanks Oldeconomybuyer. And from the FRchives:

20 posted on 05/05/2018 6:09:06 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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