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Top Obama White House lawyer made false statements To DOJ about Manafort-related work
Daily Caller ^ | 01/17/19 | Chuck Ross

Posted on 01/17/2019 9:08:42 PM PST by yesthatjallen

The Justice Department is alleging that the former Obama White House general counsel made ‘false and misleading’ statements regarding consulting work done for Ukraine.

Greg Craig was lead partner for the law firm Skadden Arps on its Ukraine work, which was done in partnership with Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman.

Skadden Arps agreed Thursday to settle with the Justice Department by registering as a foreign agent of Ukraine and paying a $4.6 million fine.

Craig’s fate remains uncertain.

The former general counsel for President Obama made “false and misleading statements” to the Justice Department regarding work he did for the Ukrainian government that has come under scrutiny in the special counsel’s probe.

Greg Craig’s allegedly false statements were revealed in a settlement announced Thursday by the Justice Department. The agency announced it was settling with Craig’s former firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which worked with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on behalf of Ukraine beginning in 2012.

Skadden Arps agreed to register retroactively with the Justice Department as a foreign agent of Ukraine and to pay a $4.6 million fine, the same amount that the firm was paid for its consulting work.

Craig, who left Skadden Arps in April 2018, is not identified by name in the Justice Department announcement, but he has previously been identified as the lead Skadden Arps partner who worked on its Ukraine account. Other clues from the Justice Department settlement point to Craig as the lead partner referenced in case.

As part of the settlement, Skadden Arps acknowledged that it acted on behalf of the Ukrainian government “by contributing to a public relations campaign directed at select members of the U.S. news media in 2012.”

Craig and others at Skadden Arps helped promote a report that raised questions about Yulia Tymoshenko, a former Ukrainian prime minster, who was seen as a foe to Viktor Yanukovych, who served as prime minister through 2014.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; 201805; doj; foreignagent; gregcraig; manafort; media; mediamanipulation; obama; paulmanafort; perjury; retroactive; skadden; skaddenarps; ukraine; whitehousecounsel
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1 posted on 01/17/2019 9:08:42 PM PST by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Well, at least he didn’t lie about an online poll (/sarcasm)


2 posted on 01/17/2019 9:13:39 PM PST by 11th_VA (Hey RATs - Negotiate or Starve)
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To: yesthatjallen
The man with two first names - the man who taught us that "Greg" and "Craig" sound a lot alike - strikes again.

He was a Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton crony before he worked for Obama.

3 posted on 01/17/2019 9:14:57 PM PST by x
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To: yesthatjallen

So does this mean Manafort’s charge is now in limbo?


4 posted on 01/17/2019 9:16:16 PM PST by struggle
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To: struggle

bttt


5 posted on 01/17/2019 9:18:39 PM PST by timestax
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To: yesthatjallen

wait. Manafort gets jail and these guys get to pay a fine? (yes I know M did other stuff, but just talking about the foreign agent aspect)


6 posted on 01/17/2019 9:19:34 PM PST by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: yesthatjallen

Bookmark.


7 posted on 01/17/2019 9:23:52 PM PST by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't waiting. Do it today.)
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There must be some mistake!(/S)


8 posted on 01/17/2019 9:24:49 PM PST by Mark (Celebrities... is there anything they do not know? -Homer Simpson)
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Greg Craig is the same guy who hired “Craig Livingstone” who arranged for those 1,000 (+) FBI files to be delivered and copied for Hillary Clinton while Monica Lewinski was snapping her thong and Bill Clinton was checking his cigar humidor in the Oval Office!


9 posted on 01/17/2019 9:28:33 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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Greg Craig, attorney for Juan Miguel Gonzalez, father of Elian Gonzalez in the custody case.


10 posted on 01/17/2019 9:28:35 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th; zerosix

Clinton cronies get a fine (paid by the foundation).

Trump loyalists get hard prison time.

Its well covered in the “coincidence clause”.


11 posted on 01/17/2019 9:43:54 PM PST by Delta 21
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Yeah, and Pres. W let Scooter Libby, (VP Cheney’s chief of staff) languish in jail over the sham called “the Valerie Pflame CIA outing” when everyone knew it was State Dept. biggie Richard Armitage, who mentioned her name in passing, to Bob Novak, not Scooter Libby!

It took Pres. Donald Trump to pardon the man, not Pres. W (who really must have been a “brother of a different mother”) to slimeball Bill Clinton!

12 posted on 01/17/2019 9:56:16 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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Greg Craig....yep a name from the inner circle of the Clintons.


13 posted on 01/17/2019 10:00:03 PM PST by Zathras
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Honestly. Who in the world would name somebody that.


14 posted on 01/17/2019 10:02:39 PM PST by GnuThere
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To: yesthatjallen

A dem could beat gay transgender kids on video.

Post it on YouTube and there would be not a single charge leveled or outrage printed.

The US system died in the 60’s.


15 posted on 01/17/2019 10:20:34 PM PST by NoLibZone (Trump's exposed a life long, professional ruling class that can't be removed without violence.)
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If he had attended a prayer breakfast and an NRA event, it would have been a criminal charge and solitary confinement.


16 posted on 01/17/2019 11:16:01 PM PST by csn vinnie
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Lock him up!

Lock him up!

Lock him up!


17 posted on 01/18/2019 12:03:13 AM PST by OrangeHoof (When the Rapture occurs, CNN will still be fully staffed.)
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NOTHING will happen to Craig....he’s a DEMOCRAT!


18 posted on 01/18/2019 2:31:41 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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Hey, 'Justice Department' -- don't just 'allege', DO something about it! There's plenty of illegal activities going unpunished on the Dem side of the aisle. Would be nice to see the occasional prosecution...
19 posted on 01/18/2019 3:18:54 AM PST by DJ Frisat (Hey - what happened to my clever tag line?)
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When will Greg's house get the pre-dawn raid? When will the FBI take all his law records? When will the DOJ have Greg arrested? Will Greg be locked up as a flight risk before the trail?

If not, why not!

20 posted on 01/18/2019 3:32:21 AM PST by Lockbox
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