BREAKING: Obama’s White House Counsel Greg Craig Found NOT GUILTY in Ukraine Lobbying Case
Obama’s former White House counsel Greg Craig was acquitted on Wednesday after a federal jury deliberated for four hours.
This is our two-tiered justice system playing out in real time — Manafort is in prison, but Greg Craig, a high-profile Democrat, walks free.
Greg Craig was facing one charge on a felony-false statement related to his lobbying work in Ukraine after corrupt Obama judge Amy Berman Jackson dropped the second charge against Craig.
Greg Craig was indicted by a federal grand jury in April on charges stemming from Mueller’s probe related to work he did for Ukraine in 2012.
Craig, 74, served as legal counsel for Obama from 2009 to 2010 and worked as senior legal counsel to Bill Clinton during his impeachment.
Craig was a partner in the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, which entered into a multi-million dollar settlement with the DOJ over its work in Ukraine.
Greg Craig worked with Paul Manafort in Ukraine — Craig was the first top Dem charged in a case stemming from Mueller’s witch hunt.
At issue in this trial is whether Greg Craig was honest with the DOJ in his role in the release of a report on former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko of Ukraine, to veteran New York Times reporter David Sanger.
On Wednesday, after a three-week trial, the jury decided to acquit Greg Craig.
The judge called in the jury and told them that the reason for the requirement that Craig concealed a fact after Oct. 3 2013 'is a legal issue which is outside the jury's concern.' Actual answer is it has to do w/5-year statute of limitations as extended by the defense. https://t.co/qoxvTxIcRX
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) September 4, 2019