Obama Administration Official Seems In Courtroom As Dominoes Start To Fall


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Former White Home Counsel for President Obama Greg Craig was in courtroom to enter his plea because the dominoes begin to fall towards Obama officers.

He appeared in courtroom on Friday to enter his plea and, to no shock, he pleaded not responsible to expenses of working for the Ukraine authorities, Fox Information Sheppard Smith reported.

SMITH: “And one other Fox pressing now. President Obama’s former White Home counsel has pleaded not responsible after a grand jury indicted him for mendacity to the particular Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors.

People there say Greg Craig misled Mueller’s group and the Justice Division about lobbying work that he did for Ukraine again within the 12 months 2012.

Greg Craig recorded a video assertion saying he was at all times sincere with investigators.”

[Clip starts]

CRAIG: “I definitely didn’t foyer any U.S. officers on behalf of Ukraine. I didn’t take part in a scheme to mislead the federal government or conceal materials info. This prosecution is unprecedented and unjustified.”

Is Trump going to get his revenge?

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SMITH: “Mueller’s group apparently uncovered attainable wrongdoing by Craig whereas they have been investigating the previous Trump marketing campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s lobbying work for Ukraine.

Let’s get to the chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge. She’s reporting from the Justice Division. Catherine?”

HERRIDGE: “Thanks, Shep. Greg Craig’s legal professionals make the argument that he was singled out. They accuse the Justice Division and the U.S. Legal professional right here in Washington of prosecutorial overreach.

And now we have a bit bit extra of Greg Craig’s assertion on social media the place he appears to point that he feels he’s a sufferer of a selective prosecution.”

[Clip starts]

CRAIG: “On the very begin, we researched the necessities for registration below FARA, and we concluded that the legislation agency didn’t have to register. I by no means mentioned the findings of our report with any U.S. officers.”

[Clip ends]

HERRIDGE: “Greg Craig was within the district courtroom only a few blocks from the place I’m standing proper now a short while in the past the place he entered a plea of not responsible and he was additionally processed by the U.S. Marshals and he was freed on his personal — procedural listening to now scheduled for subsequent week.

These expenses relate to the what he {called} FARA, that’s the Overseas Brokers Registration Act. That is an act that requires Americans to register with the Justice Division about their lobbying work on behalf of overseas nations or politicians.

Greg Craig’s case grew out of the investigation of former Trump marketing campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as a result of each males have been doing enterprise for a Ukrainian politician who has shut ties to Vladimir Putin.

What’s value noting is that Greg Craig could have his case heard by the identical choose, Amy Berman Jackson, right here in Washington, that additionally dealt with the prosecution of Paul Manafort, so lots of people can be watching to see whether or not these instances are handled pretty and equally, or whether or not there’s disparate therapy on this prosecution, Shep.”

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