Obama-Linked Lawyer Could Be First Dem Indicted By Mueller Probe

  • 03/19/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Obama-Linked Lawyer Could Be First Dem Indicted By Mueller Probe
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The Justice Department may charge an Obama White House counsel with ties to Paul Manafort for failing to disclose his foreign lobbying work.

The Washington Examiner reports:

The lawyer, Gregory Craig, worked on behalf of the Russia-aligned government of Viktor Yanukovych in 2012.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan were considering whether to bring criminal charges against Craig last year as part of an investigation into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The charges were referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York by special counsel Robert Mueller, CNN reported at the time.

The case was transferred to the Justice Department in January, the New York Times reported Monday. Federal prosecutors in Washington are expected to make a decision about charges in the coming weeks.

Craig would be the first Democrat to be charged in a case relating to Mueller’s investigation.

Craig also worked in the Clinton administration helping coordinate the defense against impeachment during the fallout from the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
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