Obama’s former White House counsel Greg Craig was acquitted on Wednesday after a federal jury deliberated for four hours.
The Washington-based lawyer was indicted in April 2019 by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for allegedly falsifying and concealing “material facts” and making false statements both to Mueller and to the DOJ National Security Division’s Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit.
The FARA Unit is responsible for enforcing foreign lobbying laws that require the disclosure of certain overseas activity, including public relations work for foreign entities. At issue were Craig’s 2012 lobbying and media contacts on behalf of Yanukovych, while Craig was a partner at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Specifically, Craig and the law firm were commissioned by Yanukovych and Ukraine’s government to write a report to assess whether the government’s prosecution of dissident Yulia Tymoshenko — a criminal case that was criticized widely as an abuse of power — was a “fair trial.”
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 (not to imply that the charges were not deserving of being dropped).
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 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.
Sources: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/09/breaking-obamas-white-house-counsel-greg-craig-found-not-guilty-in-ukraine-lobbying-case/; https://www.foxnews.com/politics/greg-craig-ex-obama-white-house-counsel-indicted-on-making-false-statements-to-doj