Greg Craig: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Greg Craig

Getty Former WH Counsel Greg Craig has been linked to the Manafort probe, and might face criminal charges.

Former White House counsel Greg Craig is being scrutinized by federal prosecutors as part of the Russia investigation, according to CNN.

Craig, who worked at the Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Law Firm, subsequently worked as White House counsel in the first year of the Obama administration, from 2009-2010.

In addition to serving in the Obama administration, Craig also served in the Clinton administration, both as special assistant to the President and special counsel. Here’s what you need to know.


1. Craig Attended Yale Law School, Along With Fellow Classmates Bill & Hillary Clinton

According to The New Yorker, Craig has longstanding ties to the Clintons, and even sublet his apartment to the Clintons (who were at the time un-married) for 75 dollars a month.

Craig also reportedly received regular invites to the White House Christmas parties during the Clinton administration before he was asked to serve in it. Craig and the Clintons were longtime friends, despite his deciding to support Obama over Hillary Clinton. Of his decision, Craig said to The New Yorker, “I don’t discount the possibility of her being able to inspire me. But she hasn’t in the past, and Obama has.”


2. Craig Is Married to Derry Noyes, a Graphic Designer, & They Have Five Children

According to her LinkedIn, Derry Noyes is a graphic designer who attended the Yale University School of Art from 2004-2006. She designs for the U.S. Postal Office, among other clients.

Craig and Noyes have five children together and live in a large house in Cleveland Park. Subsequent information on their children is largely unknown.


3. Despite Having Close Ties to Clinton, Craig Was One of the Early Individuals Who Urged Obama to Run For President

Despite his longstanding relationship with the Clintons, Craig was a massive supporter of Obama’s presidential campaign, reportedly encouraging Obama toward the presidency even before he announced his bid.

When Obama was practicing for his debates against then-presidential candidate John McCain, it was Craig who stood in as the late senator to spar with Obama. According to NewsweekCraig served as an informal foreign-policy advisor to Obama in the early campaign days, and was dubbed as “one of the Kool-Aid boys” by Obama.


4. Craig Was ‘Forced’ Out of the Obama Administration, & Reportedly Found Out About His Firing From the Morning Paper

After a year of service as special counsel to Obama, Craig was offered a federal judgeship by Obama in an attempt to avoid a “high-profile” ouster, according to Politico. Craig declined the offer, and then learned of his subsequent removal by reading the morning paper.

Obama reportedly called Craig to apologize after The Washington Post beat him to the punch of Craig’s ouster. Craig has not said bad words about Obama publicly since.


5. Federal Prosecutors Are Now Reportedly Weighing Charges for Craig Linked to a Probe into Paul Manafort

According to The Hill, Craig’s potential charges are linked to a Paul Manafort probe, which stem from a belief that Manafort “solicited” Craig’s law firm, Skadden, on behalf of the then-president of Ukraine.

Craig’s attorney has since said in a statement, “[Craig] was not required to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act.”

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God bless you Dani boy and Frank brother,,

Unbelief is a sin lesson is taken to us by Dani boy,,,our beloved brother,,(
Verses Jude 1:5,,, Hebrew 3:17,,)
,,and a lesson from Romans 12,,,is taken by our a brother Frank,,,
We learnt to control our body parts ,, heart ,,mind ,,to control anger ,fear , unbelief,, and,,deep anguish,,lust of eyes pride of life , lust of flesh ,,etc,,
GOD BLESS these two great our spiritual leaders,😬,😡
Hebrew 13;17
,Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this with joy and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit.
,,We should practice HOLINESS and self control.
God bless you.
Romans 12 New International Version (NIV)

A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasingand perfect will.
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