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It Begins: Ex-Obama Counsel To Be Indicted Following Mueller Probe

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In what will be the first case linked to Robert Mueller’s report since the special counsel concluded President Trump did not collude with Russia; The New York Times reports that lawyers for Gregory B. Craig, a White House counsel in the Obama administration, expect him to be indicted in the coming days on charges related to his work for the Russia-aligned government of Ukraine.

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The 74-year-old legal heavyweight, who served in senior legal roles for two Democratic presidents, reportedly refused to accept a plea deal, and the matter could be presented to a grand jury for indictment as soon as Thursday.

Mr. Craig served as the White House counsel to President Obama for the first year of his administration. He also served as a senior legal adviser to President Bill Clinton during the impeachment inquiry into the president’s conduct.

The Wall Street Journal reports that people familiar with the situation say they believe Mr. Craig will be charged with making false statements to the Justice Department unit that oversees the activities of foreign agents, though other charges are possible.

Lawyers for Mr. Craig blasted the planned indictment as a “misguided abuse of prosecutorial discretion”…

“This case was thoroughly investigated by the SDNY and that office decided not to pursue charges against Mr. Craig. We expect an indictment by the DC US Attorney’s Office at the request of the National Security Division. Mr. Craig is not guilty of any charge and the government’s stubborn insistence on prosecuting Mr. Craig is a misguided abuse of prosecutorial discretion.”

The possible charges stem from the Ukrainian government’s hiring of Mr. Craig and his then-law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in 2012 to evaluate the corruption trial of the former Ukrainian prime minister.

Ukraine used the report to bolster the pro-Russia government’s contention that the prosecution of a rival to then President Viktor Yanukovych was appropriate and proper, while the report itself made more narrow findings.

In January, the law firm agreed to pay $4.6m as part of a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over unregistered work it did with former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort to benefit the government of Ukraine in 2012 and 2013.

Craig was identified as lead partner on that project and in the settlement, the firm blamed Mr. Craig for providing the government with the misleading information.

He would be the first prominent Democrat charged as a result of Mueller’s investigation, according to the Post.

 

We look forward to Rachel Maddow’s detailed breakdown of how a senior democrat ‘colluded’ with Ukraine to the benefit of Russia…

via zerohedge

45 COMMENTS

    • No, start with BHO. First reveal all his college transcripts and personal history like they did to Trump. When it’s made public that he is NOT an American citizen, we can begin recovery from the absolute worst case of fraud purpatrated on the American people.

      • Very good point-the evidence piling up on Obama is overwhelming..every official act as president should be thrown out.It is absolutely staggering that so many people asissted in this fraud.

        • ATTENTION ‘EugeneKelly’, your wishfully think here, that this guy is connected to ‘PRESIDENT OBAMA’ in this crime, that’s all you have is, ‘wishful thinking’. Let me up day you, this guy’s crimes are in connection with Paul Manafort, the campaign manager of Trump. He has nothing to do with the ‘OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’, too bad, you must update your knowledge about what is the real truth.

        • Obama was the biggest contributor to the Russian Collusion. It all began from him and Hillary. All involved including Obama must HANG immediately for all to see and witness!

    • I know you whites out there are hoping, that this crime occurred in connection with ‘President Barack Obama’. No such wishful thing will occur, since, this guys crimes were done when he was out of any connection with the Obama administration. In fact, he is charged, because, his crime is in connection with Paul Manafort. So, all of you whites, you can go back and kiss your own asses, since, nothing with the Obama administration is connected to this crime. So, keep on wishing for crimes connected to ‘PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’ and his wonderful administration. Sorry, it’s just not going to happen.

      • You racist ass. Obama could have done so much and I hoped that he would. He did not. He promoted the NWO trying to tear this country apart. We will be years recovering from the damage he did. It has nothing to do with the color of his skin but the color of his heart. It is BLACK! He supported our enemies and worked AGAINST the USA. THAT is unforgivable!!!

  1. This is called a START ! One by one the actual criminal Democrats will be prosecuted. They wanted Mueller’s report to be complete. Well it will be.
    Want to make a wager on how manny Democrats commit suicide by the year end ? I bet 10, at least.

    • Obama or whoever the hell he really is once said:
      Barack Obama: “The only people that don’t want to disclose the truth, are people with something to hide.”
      Hillary Clinton once said “If that f**king Trump wins we’ll all hang”.
      Hopefully NOW – their own words will come back and bite them on the ass.

  2. Looks like it has begun, BUT I will NOT believe any of this until ALL the DEMOCOMMUNISTS/RINOS that perpetrated this LIE, are behind bars awaiting their HANGING for TREASON.
    soros and his COMMUNIST “organizations” should also be “included” in this “takedown” (if it ever happens) I have MY DOUBTS..

  3. Wish that were to happen, but can we up the number 10 is too little. The rest can ABORT THEMSELVES like they want to do with unborn innocent babies, we can stick a probe in their head suck out their DERANGED grey matter
    OOPS can’t sell body parts because they are contaminated

  4. Let’s get this party started! This is one investigation that I can live with…just so long as indictments keep coming!! Obama’s legacy of corruption will follow him for the rest of his miserable days…someone bring a beer and peanuts…it’s going to be a great year!!!!! MAGA 2020

  5. Thisis low hanging fruit! Why aren’t they going after Hillary and Meuller himself? As FBI director he delivered uraniaum to the Russians and Billy got a $500K check for a 30 minute speech. Pay to play…..I am so disgusted with our government.

  6. ” Craig (also) served as assistant to the President and special counsel in the White House of President Bill Clinton,” – Wiki-pedia

    Isn’t it interesting how in every case fo corruption exposed – it always involves someone connected to the Clintons?

  7. TIME TO BOYCOTT THE COMMUNIST NUT NETWORK AND THEIR SPONSORS. WHO WILL BE THE LAST ONE TO WATCH CNN? BOYCOTTS ARE GOOD. THE COMMUNISTS USE THEM ALL THE TIME. JUST LOOK AT HOW MANY CONSERVATIVES HAVE BEEN FORCED OFF OF TV. REMEMBER GLEN BECK ON FOX WITH HIS BLACKBOARDS OUTLINING THE COMMUNIST THREAT? HE GOT TOO CLOSE AND HAD TO BE REMOVED. O’REILLY UNDER FALSE PRETENSES TEN YEARS OLD.

    WHY DID HITLERY PUTIN SELL ALL OUR URANIUM COMING OUT OF THE GROUND TO THE RUSSIANS? WHY DID OBAMA GIVE 157 BILLION DOLLARS TO THE IRANIUMS TO PAY THE RUSSIANS FOR THE URANIUM MINUS THE CLINTON SPEECH MONEY $625,000. COMMUNIST BLAME AND DEFLECT LANDS ON TRUMP. WE ARE NOW IN A PHONY TWO YEAR SIDESHOW. WHILE THE MAIN EVENT IS POURING THRU THE BORDER. CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COCAINE AND ANTHRAX WHEN YOU OPEN THE SUITCASE? 157 B TO NUKE THE USA BUT ONLY 1B FOR THE TRUMP WALL.

    WHAT CAN I DO I AM ONLY ONE PERSON?

    YOU CAN DESTROY THE ENTIRE DEMOCRAT-RINO RAT COMMUNIST PARTY WITH ONE PHONE CALL. Together we are 65 million American gun toters, bible thumpers and law lovers. You don’t see us out there breaking bank windows, torching furniture and polar bear hunting. Sucker punching innocent kids and dishonoring the flag of the greatest generation. They who saved our lives and greater generations of those to come. We are Americans one and all. Dipped in the power of freedom and forged by depression and war. Woe to those who try to balkanize us and attack our God Given freedoms.

  8. Yes….go after the big ones….we cannot wait till they say how abused they are being accused and treated. Is there any way to abort these Democrats? Ha ha demos, it’s your turn.

  9. Go get em! I hope they keep it going all the way to HRC, and BHO! We must not allow them to wiggle off the hook! Being the trash that they are, we will see DNC bigwigs mysteriously missing, Kerry owns a home in France!

  10. Conservatives are guided by the Bible that most democrats hate, because it exposes them at how evil they are. We. Conservatives believe in the Constitution, but again they are so spoiled by power that they have almost completely brain washed the minorities and most college graduates who were indoctrinated by communist professors. We must turn the tables on them and become more visual to spread the truth to educate the public on the Democrat plan to destroy the greatest country ever created! God bless America and we should stop watching the NFL! Those gifted athletes who are so ungrateful claiming discrimination! MAGA!!!
    Let’s turn out in 2020 to give those liberals another defeat!

  11. Get rid of them all and NOW not tomorrow–fed up with this bull shit–Trump set an example and have your atty general indict all these seditions

  12. could it be that they dont wont to put the whole report out there .because they don’t wont to give the dnc a heads up . and for that same reason the dnc wonts it out there . AND TRUMP SAID PUT IT OUT . SO GIVE THE DNC ENOFE ROPE TO HANG THEM SELFS . PUT IT OUT THERE

  13. Hey Mac, you are so dumb, it is unbelievable how you people of color think the muslim, fraud cared about you. I have contacts with people from all over the world through my work with our military and I have been told by friends from Yemen, Iraq, Jerusalem. Jordan, to name a few, (and some Muslims, themself) that most of their countries are so happy that Donald Trump was elected our President because he said that he would do everything he could to wipe out terrorist, and he has done more than any other President ever has. Also, one friend from Iraq, told me when she was a little girl, that she and one of her sisters saw their leader’s men murder their mother and father in front of them. She said that when Trump was elected our President, her country celebrated for three (3) days. That is just one of the stories I have been told from friends from other countries. So, I know Trump is not perfect, THERE WAS ONLY ONE PERFECT PERSON WHO EVER WALKED ON THIS EARTH, HIS NAME WAS JESUS CHRIST, AND LOOK WHAT EVIL HUMANS DID TO HIM. Just like what is going on today, only Trump is not perfect, but he is trying to help save this country because he loves America, UNLIKE THE EVIL, UNGODLY, FRAUD BEFORE HIM.

  14. i’ll believe it when i see it. a demonocRAT held accountable. Make no mistake. This goes all the way to the foreign exchange student.

  15. Obama’s entire administration is up to their necks in this fiasco to take Trump out. Obama must be charged with treason. Hillary is into this up to her neck as is Holder, Kerry, Loretta Lynch, Susan Rice and others.

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