The first indictments of the post-Mueller era are now coming in.
But there’s just one problem for Democrats.
The indictments aren’t directed against President Trump, but rather their own people.
Former President Barack Obama is going to lose his mind when he finds out who from his administration was just indicted.
That’s because for two years straight, Democrats were waiting for people from the Trump campaign or within the Trump White House to get indicted and thrown in prison.
And instead, in the immediate aftermath of the Mueller investigation, it’s Democrats who are now staring down legal trouble.
Fox News has the story, “Greg Craig, former White House counsel for then-President Barack Obama, was indicted Thursday on two counts of making false and misleading statements to investigators — including Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team — in connection with his work on behalf of Russia-backed former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.”
That means the first indictment to come about after the Mueller investigation finished was directed against a prominent Democrat, not a Republican working for Trump.
Democrats are stunned.
This wasn’t how things were supposed to play out in their minds.
But instead of watching the Trump administration collapse in the wake of the Mueller investigation and report, it’s instead Obama-era White House officials who are looking at prison sentences.
“Craig is the first prominent Democrat to be indicted in a case arising from Mueller’s now-completed probe into Russian election interference. Mueller referred the Craig case to prosecutors in New York last year after uncovering possible wrongdoing while he investigated former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s Ukraine lobbying work,” adds Fox News.
“The Washington-based lawyer was indicted by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for allegedly falsifying and concealing “material facts” and making false statements both to Mueller and to the DOJ National Security Division’s Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit.”
The investigation gets far worse for the Obama official.
It’s looking like he was embroiled in a massive scandal that could potentially have far reaching consequences in both Europe and America.
“The FARA Unit is responsible for enforcing foreign lobbying laws that require the disclosure of certain overseas activity, including public relations work for foreign entities. At issue were Craig’s 2012 lobbying and media contacts on behalf of Yanukovych, while Craig was a partner at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom,” reports Fox News.
And the indictment itself sounds like the sort of thing that Democrats were hoping would be inflicted upon President Trump, or at least his close friends and allies from the campaign or within his White House administration.
Instead, all of it is directed at one of the top White House officials that Barack Obama relied on during his time in office.
“In the indictment, prosecutors cited several emails between Craig and the report’s co-author, including one April 2012 email in which Craig wrote that a follow-up Skadden report on Yanukovych’s then-upcoming second trial would ‘help make it go better and look better vis a vis the West,’” concludes Fox News.
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