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  • Obama engaged Ukraine to give the Russian collusion narrative an early boost (and 2016 Hillary)

    10/05/2019 2:54:47 AM PDT · by Liz · 53 replies ^ | 04/25/19 07 | JOHN SOLOMON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    As Donald Trump began his meteoric rise to the presidency, the Obama White House summoned Ukrainian authorities to Washington to coordinate ongoing anti-corruption efforts inside Russia’s most critical neighbor. The January 2016 gathering, confirmed by multiple participants and contemporaneous memos, brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face to face with members of former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), FBI, State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ). The agenda suggested the purpose was training and coordination. But Ukrainian participants said it didn’t take long — during the meetings and afterward — to realize the Americans’ objectives included...
  • Democratic Lawyer Greg Craig Is Acquitted

    09/04/2019 1:34:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    wsj ^ | Sept. 4, 2019 | Byron Tau and Jesse Naranjo
    WASHINGTON—Former White House counsel Greg Craig was acquitted by a federal jury on Wednesday on a felony false-statement charge, a major vindication for one of the most prominent lawyers in Washington. The jury acquitted Mr. Craig, who served as a top counselor to two Democratic presidents and a secretary of state, after less than five hours of closed-door deliberations at a courthouse in downtown Washington, D.C.
  • Greg Craig . . . found not guilty of false statements over Ukraine work (trunc)

    09/04/2019 2:20:35 PM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept.4, 2019 | Greg Re
    Full title: "Greg Craig, former Obama White House counsel, found not guilty of false statements over Ukraine work " Excerpt: Not copying
  • Obama White House counsel Greg Craig found not guilty in blow to DOJ

    09/04/2019 1:16:02 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/19 | Jerry Dunleavy
    Obama White House counsel Greg Craig was found not guilty Wednesday of misleading Justice Department investigators. The verdict came after less than a day of jury deliberations in the trial spun off from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The 74-year-old, who worked in President Barack Obama’s administration during his first term and also helped President Bill Clinton during his impeachment proceedings, was the highest-profile Democrat to face charges stemming from Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and any connections with the Trump campaign. The trial lasted more than two weeks and included a day and a...
  • Former Obama Admin Official On Trial, Media Silent

    08/22/2019 7:02:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies ^ | 22 August 2019 | Peter M. D'Abrosca
    The mainstream press has been totally silent on the criminal trial of Greg Craig, the former Obama Administration official who is facing charges “connected to a Ukraine-related legal project.” “Craig served in 2009 as President Barack Obama’s first White House counsel, was a key figure in Obama’s first presidential bid and had previously joined President Bill Clinton’s White House to defend him against impeachment,” POLITICO said. “Craig is charged with scheming to conceal material facts during a Justice Department inquiry into his Ukraine work and whether it required him to file under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.” Part of the...
  • Ex-Trump campaign aide Rick Gates testifies against former Obama counsel Gregory Craig

    08/22/2019 2:14:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/19 | Zack Budryk
    Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates testified in federal court Thursday against Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig about the ex-counsel's Ukraine-related work for Paul Manafort, Politico reported. Gates was a top lieutenant to Manafort, a former Trump campaign chairman, for approximately 10 years. During that time, Manafort supervised a 2012 review conducted by Craig of the abuse-of-power trial of ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, according to Politico. While the review was presented as an independent probe of the trial, it was commissioned by Manafort's primary client, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, and bankrolled by Victor Pinchuk, a steel oligarch and...
  • Trial of ex-Obama White House counsel suddenly postponed (Gregory Craig)

    08/13/2019 9:53:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | Brett Samuels
    The trial of a former White House counsel in the Obama administration was postponed suddenly on Tuesday amid concerns about the jury selection process. Politico first reported that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is overseeing the case, announced she may have violated Gregory Craig's right to a public trial by limiting public access to jury selection. Proceedings in the trial began Monday, with opening statements expected to take place Tuesday morning. Politico reported that Jackson thought the trial might have to be postponed to November to find another group to lead jury selection. Politico noted that the process...
  • The Corruption and Influence of Jessie K Liu…

    04/15/2019 7:41:27 AM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    What do the following four points have in common? The manipulated DC legal case surrounding the Awan brothers; and how they escaped full accountability, likely due to need to protect politicians. (House of Representatives) The sweetheart plea deal. The manipulated DC legal case surrounding SSCI Security Director James Wolfe; and how he was allowed to plea only to lying to investigators when the evidence was clear from the outset how he leaked classified information to his journalist concubine. Again, likely due to the need to protect politicians. (SSCI, Senate) The sweetheart plea deal. The manipulated DC legal case surrounding Obama...
  • Greg Craig, The Black Ledger, and the Real Russian Collusion Story.

    04/25/2019 8:34:30 AM PDT · by amorphous · 8 replies
    NeonRevolt.Com ^ | 24 April 2018 | NeonRevolt
    I often find myself having a weird perspective on things, coming to an understanding of issues by piecing together information obliquely, or by going “the long way ’round.” I suppose to some degree, that’s just the nature of the human experience – what, with having limited time and experience to draw from, you can only start to solve some of these puzzled from where you are. But it’s not lost to me how… particularly specific and tangential this lead-in will be.
  • Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig set for Aug. 12 trial (more Ukraine corruption)

    04/22/2019 6:24:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/19/19 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig will go on trial Aug. 12 on charges that he lied to and concealed information from the Justice Department about his work for Ukraine, according to a judge’s scheduling order issued Friday. **SNIP** Federal prosecutors from the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington are now handling the Craig case, which centers around allegations that he should have registered as a foreign lobbyist for legal work he did starting in 2012 to defend Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s jailing of a political opponent. Craig, 74, has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His lawyers earlier this...
  • Ex-Obama White House counsel's trial set for August

    04/19/2019 5:44:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/19/19 | John Bowden
    Former White House counsel Gregory Craig will go to trial in August to face charges of lying to investigators who were working for special counsel Robert Mueller, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., said Friday.Craig, who worked under former President Obama from 2009-2010, is scheduled to begin his trial at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 12, according to court filings first reported by The New York Times. He is accused of lying and withholding information about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's lobbying work in Ukraine from investigators working for Mueller's now-shuttered probe. Craig pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier...
  • Mueller Made 14 Referrals Of Potential Crimes To Outside Offices

    04/18/2019 5:10:14 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 69 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 18, 2019 | Nicole Lafond
    Special counsel Robert Mueller referred 14 cases of potential criminal activity to outside offices because the cases were “outside the scope of the special counsel’s jurisdiction,” according to the Mueller report. We know about two of them: Michael Cohen’s alleged wire fraud and Federal Employees’ Compensation Act violations case and ex-Obama administration official Gregory Craig’s alleged FARA violations. Both were referred to the Southern District of New York. The other 12 referrals of potentially criminal evidence were all redacted for reasons of “harm to ongoing matter”
  • Greg Craig pleads not guilty, released on personal recognizance

    04/12/2019 12:36:27 PM PDT · by bingoplayer · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/12/2019 | By Katelyn Polantz
    Greg Craig, the top lawyer in President Barack Obama's White House, pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon and was released on personal recognizance, following his indictment for allegedly making false statements to US authorities about his work for Ukraine alongside Paul Manafort.
  • Chief Counsel In The Obama And Bill Clinton Administrations Indicted For Untruths In Mueller Probe..

    04/12/2019 9:45:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    PART 1 – OBAMA AND CLINTON COUNSEL INDICTED – Today the shoe is on the other foot, and I dare say it looks good. Chief White House Counsel in the Obama and Bill Clinton Administrations has been indicted for multiple untruths in the Mueller Probe. However, the Justice Department received no cooperation from those involved with Greg Craig. It seems to me they thought, although Craig told multiple untruths, they were above the law. Craig’s attorneys said, “Mr. Craig is not guilty of any charge and the government’s stubborn insistence on prosecuting Mr. Craig is a misguided abuse of prosecutorial...
  • Ex-Obama counsel Gregory Craig indicted in Mueller-related case

    04/11/2019 2:30:49 PM PDT · by Krosan · 16 replies
    Axios ^ | Friday, April 12, 2019 | Khorri Atkinson
    President Obama's former White House counsel Gregory Craig was indicted on Thursday for concealing information and making false statements to federal authorities in an investigation stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into the 2016 election. Details: Craig, who also served in the President Bill Clinton’s administration, is facing up to 5 years in prison for allegedly lying about his work with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort for the Russia-aligned government of Ukraine. The investigation of Craig is part of a larger crack down on foreign lobbying by the Department of Justice's Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) unit.
  • Ukrainian Prosecutor Reopens Corruption Case Involving Biden

    04/11/2019 2:07:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
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  • Who is Alex Van Der Zwaan, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's New Defendant?

    02/22/2018 7:32:49 AM PST · by ptsal · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 02/18/2018 | Max Kutner
    Updated | Alex van der Zwaan, a lawyer who once helped prepare a report for the Ukrainian government, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to lying to federal agents as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Documents charging van der Zwaan are dated February 16 and were filed publicly Tuesday morning. His sentencing is scheduled for April 3. Van der Zwaan, 33, is a Dutch lawyer who helped prepare a report for the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice on ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in 2012, according to court documents. He worked at the time...
  • Ukrainian to US prosecutors: Why don't you want our evidence on Democrats?

    04/07/2019 5:13:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/07/19 | JOHN SOLOMON
    Ukrainian law enforcement officials believe they have evidence of wrongdoing by American Democrats and their allies in Kiev, ranging from 2016 election interference to obstructing criminal probes. But, they say, they’ve been thwarted in trying to get the Trump Justice Department to act. **SNIP** In another instance, he said, Ukrainian authorities gathered evidence that money paid to an American Democrat allegedly was hidden by Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) during the 2016 election under pressure from U.S. officials. “In the course of this investigation, we found that there was a situation during which influence was exerted on the NABU, so...
  • Uber Leftist Democrat Greg Craig Indicted

    04/11/2019 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | April 11, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH:  Say, how many of you remember the name Greg Craig?  It probably rings a bell out there.  Well, he was just indicted.  Greg Craig was just indicted for false statements involving his dealings with Ukraine.  Man, oh, man! You talk about Trump-Russia collusion? Look at all of these clowns that were messing around with Ukraine. The Clintons were messing around in Ukraine. Manafort was.  But Greg Craig? Greg Craig? Pfft! This is this guy is a left-wing Democrat near the top of the pecking order.  He’s in Richard Ben-Veniste territory. And this guy being indicted? This is big!  Obviously,...
  • Former Obama WH counsel Greg Craig indicted in charges connected to Mueller probe

    04/11/2019 11:57:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 2:47 PM ET, Thu April 11, 2019 | By Erica Orden
    Washington (CNN)A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Greg Craig, a prominent Democratic attorney who worked for two presidents, charging him with false statements and concealing material information in connection with work he performed for Ukraine. An indictment in the case against Craig, which originated in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, has been expected for several weeks, with Craig's own lawyers saying Wednesday they anticipated such an outcome. Craig, 74, is the highest-profile Democrat to be indicted in a matter stemming from Mueller's work, which resulted in charges against numerous Republicans connected to President Donald Trump. The case is being...