The corruption in Barack Obama’s Deep State runs deep.
Associates of the former President are still being rolled up by law enforcement.
And Obama’s lawyer just made a mistake that he will live to regret.
Greg Craig served a general counsel for President Obama.
And he was also neck deep in the criminal investigation into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Manafort worked with the Podesta Group – run by Tony Podesta who is the brother of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta – on a lobbying job in the Ukraine in 2012.
Craig worked at the high powered law firm of Skadden Arps on political work in the Ukraine and allegedly made false statements to investigators about his involvement in this project.
The Daily Caller reports:
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.
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.
This false statement charge is the same charge brought against Trump associates George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn, and Michael Cohen.
Trump supporters will eagerly be monitoring this case to see if federal prosecutors apply the law equally to a prominent Obama ally.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.