Today, our media is dominated with headlines about Russia and their alleged connections to the Donald Trump organization.
It’s been a frenzy, to be honest, and has whipped Americans into a sort of hysteria that the infotainment industry feeds off of in order to further divide us. This all makes it simpler for advertisers to catch their key demographics, and then sell more products, and make sure that their wallets remain stuffed to the gills.
But there are other Russian issues to be discussed in this day and age, and some have nothing at all to do with Donald Trump.
Greg Craig, who once served as White House counsel for then-President Barack Obama, was indicted on Thursday on two counts of making false and misleading statements to investigators in connection with his work on behalf of Russia-backed former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych.
There is a connection to Robert Mueller however, and it’s a big one.
Craig is the first Democrat to be indicted in a case arising from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s now-completed probe into Russian election interference. Mueller’s team referred the Craig case to prosecutors in New York last year, after uncovering possible wrondoing while they investigated former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s Ukraine lobbying work.
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 to the DOJ National Security Division’s Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit, which is responsible for enforcing foreign lobbying laws.
Attorney General Bill Barr has stated that “spying” on the Donald Trump 2016 campaign may have occurred at the behest of the Barack Obama administration – a move that has Americans crying for an investigation.
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