The Dallas Morning News

Former Obama official charged with lying


WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama’s White House counsel was charged Thursday with lying to federal officials examining whether he should have registered as a foreign lobbyist for legal work he did for the Ukrainian government in 2012.

The indictment stems from work Gregory Craig did with GOP lobbyist Paul Manafort while Craig was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom after leaving the White House. Manafort, the former campaign chairman to Donald Trump, pleaded guilty last year to charges related to his Ukraine lobbying.

“Mr. Craig is not guilty of any charge,” Craig’s attorneys said in a statement.

The case grew out of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigat­ion of Russian interferen­ce in the 2016 campaign.

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