This editor’s grandmother once told her you never trust a man with two first names.
Seems former Obama general counsel, Greg Craig, proves her right.
Greg Craig, the former Obama general counsel, disseminated pro-Yanukovych propaganda to NYT back in 2012 and later lied about it to the Justice Department, gov't claims. https://t.co/VXYTs1Fo0z @dailycaller
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) January 18, 2019
From the Daily Caller:
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.
It gets better … or worse?
According to the Justice Department, the Skadden Arps partner provided misleading statements about the dissemination of the Tymoshenko report and the interactions with the media.
“In both written and oral responses to the FARA Unit between February 6, 2013, and October 11, 2013, Skadden, in reliance on the lead partner, made false and misleading statements including, among other things, that Skadden provided a copy of the Report only in response to requests from the media and spoke to the media to correct misinformation about the report that the media was already reporting,” the Justice Department said.
The agency also asserted that the Skadden Arps’ partner’s “pre-release outreach” to the journalist “was consistent with Ukraine’s media strategy for the Report.”
That strategy involved “leaking the Report prior to its official release so as to ‘effectively set the agenda for subsequent coverage,’” according to the DOJ.
They wanted to make sure it ‘effectively set the agenda’ so the story was leaked.
Greg Craig, Obama’s WH Counsel (2009-2010), worked for Ukraine together with Manafort in 2012-2013 without registering under FARA and lied about it to the DOJ.
No confiscating his laptops
No uprooting his life on other stuff
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) January 18, 2019
The Skadden settlement agreement includes, in a factual appendix, some pretty incriminating emails from a firm partner, who appears to be Greg Craig. https://t.co/Lwlrbz0Bv6 pic.twitter.com/cMWSCzCy8F
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) January 17, 2019
This does not resolve the individual liability of Greg Craig, who could still be charged individually. https://t.co/R9ExPwnebQ
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) January 17, 2019
Notice how they mention Paul Manafort in the hook but not that Craig was Obama’s former general counsel.
The many references to the "lead partner" seem not to bode well for Greg Craig. pic.twitter.com/7CUOrzuAPt
— Andrew Prokop (@awprokop) January 17, 2019
Seems someone might be getting tossed under the bus.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, NO, this is not trending or getting nearly the coverage it would if say Craig was Trump’s general counsel. Nah, they’re too busy fapping about the idea that Buzzfeed had a bombshell on Trump and Cohen that actually seems to be blowing up in their faces as we speak.