Greg Craig, the Obama Lawyer Who Helped Manafort Whitewash a Dictator
How Skadden, Arps partner and Obama’s former counsel Greg Craig allegedly shilled for Manafort’s pro-Russia clients in Ukraine.
He was once President Obama’s lawyer, but now he’s one of the latest people to face scrutiny for his association with Paul Manafort. The New York Times reports that federal prosecutors are about to decide whether to prosecute former White House Counsel Greg Craig for his alleged complicity in a covert lobbying campaign Manafort waged on behalf of his pro-Russian clients in the former Ukrainian government.
How did Craig get caught up in the Russia investigation?
Craig hasn’t been charged with a crime, denies any wrongdoing, and the work he did as a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom took place years before the 2016 election. But he came to the attention of the special counsel’s office because of his involvement with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.