Barack Obama spent years telling one big lie.
The former President claimed his administration was scandal free.
But now Obama is worried sick about this one criminal case that could ruin him for good.
One surprising fact about Robert Mueller’s investigation is that a prominent Democrat could face criminal charges.
Greg Craig served as Barack Obama’s White House counsel.
Craig also worked as a partner at the high-powered Manhattan law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Skadden may be the most prestigious law firm in the United States.
While Craig was at Skadden, Paul Manafort sent lobbying work for a Ukrainian political party his way.
Manafort has already pled guilty to a series of financial crimes relating to this work.
And now Craig is under the microscope.
Federal prosecutors are considering charging Craig with acting as an unregistered foreign agent for his lobbying work for the Ukrainian political party, which was also aligned with the Russian government.
The work was a big money maker.
Skadden raked in over five million dollars in lobbying fees.
Now the decision prosecutors face is a litmus test.
Will they bring charges against a prominent Democrat and Obama ally?
If they let Craig walk, it is a sure sign that the investigation into Paul Manafort was a partisan fishing expedition designed to force him to flip on President Trump.
Not charging Craig would also demonstrate that justice is not blind and that the prosecutors were unwilling to go where the facts led them.
Under new Attorney General William Barr, the Justice Department is making prosecuting lobbyists for violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) a new priority.
In previous years, violators were given a warning and allowed to register as lobbyists to get in the law’s good graces.
Failing to charge Craig would make a mockery of this new initiative.
And many Trump supporters are already skeptical about Attorney General Barr.
During his confirmation hearings, he came out in favor of strict gun control.
And Barr recently made the inexplicable decision to allow Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to stay on the job and write the report regarding the FBI’s application for a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page.
But it was Rosenstein who signed off on three of the FBI applications to extend the FISA warrant.
Asking him to report on the possible abuses of power in the FBI is like asking a fox to guard the henhouse.
These are just two of the reasons Trump supporters view Barr skeptically and will closely watch the decision whether to charge Craig or not.
And if Craig walks scot-free, it will confirm that the Justice Department is nothing more than a tool of the Democratic Party to punish their political enemies.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.