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Postado Setembro 16, 2018

Federal prosecutors in NY are considering criminal charges against Greg Craig, a former Obama White House counsel, as part of a investigation into whether he failed to register as a foreign agent, sources told CNN Friday.

An attorney for Craig told CNN that his client "was not required to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act".

"I don't have any reason to believe it's happening now, but I also don't have any reason to preclude it in the future", Giuliani told the New York Daily News.

Prosecutors at the US attorney's office have briefed the Justice Department, but a final decision has not been made yet, as prosecutors are still unsure whether they have adequate evidence needed to bring charges.

Special counsel Robert Mueller, who brought the charges against Manafort, is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 USA election, and related matters.

They stem from charges that Manafort in 2012 "solicited" a law firm on behalf of the then-president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, and the Ukraine's Ministry of Justice. Greg Craig's Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is the firm in question, and it was hired to write a report on Yanukovych's biggest political rival at the time, Yulia Tymoshenko.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY is also considering action against law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where Craig was a partner during the period under examination, CNN reported. He should know, having run the U.S. Attorney's office at the Southern District of NY during the Obama administration, and into beginning of the Trump presidency.

According to Bloomberg, Manafort used one of his offshore accounts to funnel $4 million to Craig's law firm.