Skip to comments.Top Obama White House lawyer made false statements To DOJ about Manafort-related work
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.
Craigs 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 counsels probe.
Greg Craigs allegedly false statements were revealed in a settlement announced Thursday by the Justice Department. The agency announced it was settling with Craigs 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.
Well, at least he didnt lie about an online poll (/sarcasm)
He was a Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton crony before he worked for Obama.
So does this mean Manafort’s charge is now in limbo?
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)
There must be some mistake!(/S)
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!
Greg Craig, attorney for Juan Miguel Gonzalez, father of Elian Gonzalez in the custody case.
Clinton cronies get a fine (paid by the foundation).
Trump loyalists get hard prison time.
Its well covered in the “coincidence clause”.
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!
Greg Craig....yep a name from the inner circle of the Clintons.
Honestly. Who in the world would name somebody that.
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.
If he had attended a prayer breakfast and an NRA event, it would have been a criminal charge and solitary confinement.
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
Lock him up!
NOTHING will happen to Craig....he’s a DEMOCRAT!
If not, why not!
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