Top Obama Lawyer Caught in BIG LIE

  • 2019-01-18
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Top Obama Lawyer Caught in BIG LIE
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The Justice Department (DOJ) claims former Obama White House general counsel Greg Craig made 'false and misleading' statements about consulting work with Paul Manafort in Ukraine.

Manafort briefly served as then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign chairman from June to August 2016.

Before that, Craig and Manafort worked together at the Wall Street firm Skadden Arps, which agreed to settle yesterday with DOJ by registering as a foreign agent and paying a $4.6 million fine.

The Daily Caller's Chuck Ross reports:

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.


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.

Manafort pled guilty in the Mueller investigation to working as an unregistered foreign agent. An Alexandria, Virginia jury convicted him of money laundering and fraud related to his consulting in Ukraine.

Craig's fate remains uncertain.
 Source: AAN
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