Ex-Obama White House counsel accused of lying to Mueller team

A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted former Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig on charges of making false statements and concealing information about his work for Ukraine.

The case stems from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling.

Craig, 74, is the highest-profile Democrat to face charges related to Mueller’s investigation, which led to charges against numerous associates of President Trump.

Craig was the latest defendant targeted based on a once-obscure law against failing to register as a foreign agent.

Craig’s lawyers called the indictment “unfair and misleading,” saying Craig had no desire to mislead authorities “because he had not done anything that required his registration.”

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