Greg Craig's Foreign Lobbying Trial Begins

Headline Roundup August 12th, 2019

Greg Craig, a prominent Democratic lawyer and former White House counsel to President Barack Obama, will see his criminal trial begin with jury selection this week. Craig is charged with making false statements to the Justice Department about his work as a foreign lobbyist in Ukraine — a detail uncovered during the Mueller probe.

Greg Craig's Foreign Lobbying Trial Begins

From the Center

Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig goes on trial Monday, accused of making false statements connected to work he did on behalf of powerful interests in Ukraine.

Craig, a top attorney in Democratic political circles who worked for two Democratic presidents, was indicted in April on two counts of providing false statements to the Justice Department related to his Ukraine work. The judge presiding over the case threw out one of those counts last week, but Craig will still go to trial on the single remaining count....

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(CNN)One of Washington's most well-known and accomplished lawyers, the former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig, goes to trial Monday in Washington in a case likely to be seen as a litmus test for the Justice Department's efforts regarding foreign lobbying.

Craig is accused of concealing material information in connection with work he performed for Ukraine after he left the Obama administration and joined the Skadden firm as a partner. According to his charges, he cut a deal in 2012 to earn $4 million from a Ukrainian client for the...

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The jury selection process for former Obama White House Counsel Greg Craig began Monday morning as potential jurors were asked about their knowledge of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former special counsel Robert Mueller.

Mr. Craig is accused of lying to Justice Department officials about Manafort’s lobbying work for the Ukrainian government. The former White House counsel has pleaded not guilty to the charge, which was born out of Mr. Mueller’s investigation.

Although Mr. Mueller referred the case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia,...

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