nearvideo-former Obama White House counsel in court on Federal charges of Russia probe
Greg Craig indicted on charges of lying to investigators about his work on behalf of the Ukraine; Mike Emanuel has the latest.
A pool of more than 70 potential jurors was asked whether they have any knowledge of or connections to the former trump-campaign-Chairman Paul Manafort and former special counsel Robert Muller in the opening-day trial, the former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig, according to a report.
The potential jurors, who asked all were local to the DC area, to many numbers in the Mueller-probe, including the former trump Deputy campaign Manager Rick Gates; Dutch lawyer, Alex van der Zwaan, the son-in-law of Russian oligarchs German Khan; and the Russian-Ukrainian political advisers Konstantin Kilimnik, The Washington Times reported.
U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson said her goal is the search for jurors who “do not know already, something about the case” Politically added was.
GREG CRAIG, OBAMA’S WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL, PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO THE FALSE STATEMENTS CHARGES
Craig, who served as former President Obama’s first White House counsel, and earlier, the U.S. President Bill Clinton defended during his Senate trial, has pleaded not guilty to charges of false statements and concealment of information in a foreign lobbying investigation of a Spin-off of the Russian probe.
Craig is in court about whether he was deliberately withholding essential facts from the Ministry of justice about the work he performed for the former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
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After leaving the White house, Craig business interests crossed with Manafort, who was later to fraud, Chairman of the trump presidential campaign and convicted last year of bank and tax-in a case brought by Mueller. Manafort pleaded then guilty for the crimes in connection with foreign lobbying and witness tampering.