Greg Craig who is the former Barrack Obama administration white house counsel is set to be charged in a previous lobbying investigation gotten from Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
Craig’s lawyers said that their client is not guilty of any charge and that the government’s insistence on prosecuting Craig is an abuse of prosecution discretion. The investigation on Craig comes at a time when the justice department is investigating unregistered foreign consulting and lobbying.
New York federal prosecutors have been investigating two prominent lobbying firms in a similar probe, and the officials in the justice department in Washington are more than willing to prosecute any person or firm who they believe are hiding their lobbying work from the federal government.
The scrutiny on Craig comes from an investigation on Paul Manafort, a former trump campaign chairman. Paul did some work on a pro-Russian political party situated in Ukraine. If the probe is filed, the charges will come precisely three months after Craig’s previous law affirm agreed to settle more than $4.6 million and acknowledge publicly that it had not registered with the government for its work for the Ukraine party.
Craig’s lawyer did not disclose why he was charged. They said that the federal lawyers in New York had turned down the charges, but they expected a summon to be submitted by the US attorney in Washington.
The two lawyer’s assertion could not be confirmed by Wednesday evening.