The former White House attorney who led prominent Democrat Barack Obama to Russia was indicted

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 The former White House attorney who led prominent Democrat Barack Obama to Russia was indicted


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Overseas Network, April 12 - On April 11, local time, White House legal adviser Craig during the Obama administration was accused of making false statements to investigators and concealing information about his work for the former Ukrainian government. According to US media, this is the first well-known Democrat to be prosecuted in Mullers Tung-Omen investigation.

According to CNN, CNN and CNN, Craig was involved after Special Prosecutor Miller launched an investigation into Russia Gate. Mueller found possible wrongdoing in his investigation in 2018 and referred the Craig case to New York prosecutors. A grand jury in the local court charged Craig with forgery and concealment of important facts and made false statements to Muller and the Ministry of Justice.

Craig was a partner of Star Law Firm in the United States. He contacted and lobbied with the media on behalf of then Ukrainian President Yanukovich in 2012. Fox News specifically stated that Craig and law firms were accused of being commissioned by former Ukrainian President Yanukovich and the government to prepare a report to assess the impartiality of the Ukrainian governments prosecution of former Prime Minister Tymoshenko. Tymoshenko was then considered Yanukovichs political opponent. Despite its alleged neutrality and objectivity, critics argue that the report clearly glosses Yanukovichs politically motivated prosecution of Tymoshenko.

US media pointed out that the case was part of a series of recent investigations conducted by the US authorities under the Foreign Agent Registration Act, which required Americans who had worked for overseas entities to disclose their information truthfully. In 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice notified Craig by letter to Shida Law Firm that the cooperation between Shida Law Firm and Craig and Ukraine meant that they had to register as foreign agents under the Foreign Agent Registration Act. According to the indictment, Craig rejected these requests and provided false information to the general counsel of the law firm. In 2018, Craig chose to leave the firm without any explanation. In response to the indictment, Craig insisted in a video uploaded to social media that the report was independent and firmly denied the charges against him. Craigs lawyer also said he would defend against the prosecution, saying the indictment was unfair and misleading. Craig is expected to plead in federal court on the afternoon of April 12. Craig, 74, served as White House legal adviser to the Obama administration from 2009 to 2010. Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Liu Yuxin_NBJS7825

US media pointed out that the case was part of a series of recent investigations conducted by the US authorities under the Foreign Agent Registration Act, which required Americans who had worked for overseas entities to disclose their information truthfully. In 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice notified Craig by letter to Shida Law Firm that the cooperation between Shida Law Firm and Craig and Ukraine meant that they had to register as foreign agents under the Foreign Agent Registration Act. According to the indictment, Craig rejected these requests and provided false information to the general counsel of the law firm. In 2018, Craig chose to leave the firm without any explanation.

In response to the indictment, Craig insisted in a video uploaded to social media that the report was independent and firmly denied the charges against him. Craigs lawyer also said he would defend against the prosecution, saying the indictment was unfair and misleading. Craig is expected to plead in federal court on the afternoon of April 12.

Craig, 74, served as White House legal adviser to the Obama administration from 2009 to 2010.