REPORT: Obama White House Lawyer Made False Statements To DOJ About Manafort-Related Work

Obama administration lawyer Greg Craig has been revealed to have made false statements which could land him in some trouble. This all came out as a result of the Mueller probe. Will he face any real punishment?

The Daily Caller reports:

Top Obama White House lawyer made false statements To DOJ about Manafort-related work

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 counsel’s probe.

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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.

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.

Will the mainstream media cover this as aggressively as they’ve covered all other aspects of the Mueller probe? Or is this different because Craig worked for Obama?

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