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Andy McCarthy weighs in on former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig's indictment for making false statements to the Department of Justice. #DailyBriefing #FoxNews
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>> Dana: DEMOCRATIC LAWYER GREG CRAIG INDICTED MOMENTS AGO. CHARGED WITH MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THIS STEMS FROM SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER'S INVESTIGATION OF PAUL MANAFORT AND HIS WORK ON BEHALF OF A PRO RUSSIAN PARTY IN UKRAINE. HE HAD BEEN A SENIOR LEGAL ADVISER TO PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON. WE'RE GOING TO MAKE HIM COME BACK TO HELP HIM EXPLAIN THIS TO US. THIS IS A BIG DEAL. >> IT IS A BIG DEAL. IT WAS KIND OF INEVITABLE, DANA. WHEN MUELLER PROSECUTED ALEX VANDERSON WHO WAS A LAWYER GREG CRAIG WORKED WITH IN CONNECTION WITH PAUL MANAFORT AND HIS PARTNER WERE DOING AT UKRAINE, I THINK THE CLOCK WAS TICKING ON THIS. WHAT MANAFORT ALLEGED, HE HAD PAID $4 MILLION UNDER THE TABLE TO A LAW FIRM WHICH PRODUCED A REPORT THAT WAS FAVORABLE TO THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT WHEN MANAFORT WAS WORKING UNDER UNIKOVICN. >> Dana: THIS IS COMING UNDER THE FARRAH ACT. I CAN'T REMEMBER THE ACRONYM. IN D.C. IN THE SWAMP, IT WAS OKAY TO BREAK THIS LAW FOR A LONG TIME. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAID NO AND THEY HAVE GONE AFTER PEOPLE LIKE THIS. >> IT'S THE FOREIGN AGENT REGISTRY ACT. THE IDEA IS YOU WILL BE AN AGENT OF A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT YOU HAVE TO REGISTER WITH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. IT'S BEEN THE LAW FOR DECADES. I THINK THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT HALF A DOZEN EVEN ATTEMPTED PROSECUTIONS IN A HALF CENTURY UP UNTIL MUELLER. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY SHOULD HAVE HEART BURN ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY'RE ENFORCING THE LAW. I'M NOT CRAZY ABOUT THE IDEA THAT YOU CHANGE POLICY UNDER A SPECIAL COUNSEL. IT WOULD BE NICE IF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT AND SAID WE'RE NOW ENFORCING THIS SO EVERYBODY WAS ON NOTICE. >> Dana: WHAT IS THE POSSIBLE PUNISHMENT FOR THIS? >> MY RECOLLECTION IS IT'S SOMETHING IN THE AREA OF FIVE YEARS. >> Dana: WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT THE CHARGES WITH THIS BREAKING NEWS HAPPENING. GREG CRAIG FORMER OBAMA LAWYER ADMINISTRATION IS ACCUSED OF MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS AND CONCEALING INFORMATION FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. AS YOU SAID, ANDY. CRAIG FACES -- ANDY, YOU HAVE A GREAT MEMORY. MAXIMUM PENALTY, FIVE YEARS IN PRISON AND $250,000 FINE. WHEN THE BARR SUMMARY CAME OUT, WE WERE THERE FOR THE BREAKING NEWS. I THOUGHT WE REPORTED THERE WERE NO OTHER INDICTMENTS THAT WERE EXPECTED. IS THIS CONSIDERED SEPARATE AND APART FROM THAT? >> IT'S HARD TO NAIL DOWN WHAT THAT MEANS, DANA. AS MUELLER WAS WRAPPING UP, THEY TOOK SOME OF THE INVESTIGATIONS THEY WERE WORKING AND THEY SPUN THEM OUT TO OTHER JUSTICE DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING I THINK THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA, WHICH IS WHERE, IF I'M REMEMBERING, CRAIG IS INDICTED. I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING