This is a massive win for the former counsel in the Obama administration.
Gregory Craig, the former Obama White House counsel, was found not guilty on Wednesday of lying to federal investigators in a case that stemmed from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Craig was charged with misleading federal investigators about a 2012 report he produced for the government of Ukraine, and with failing to register as a foreign agent. He had faced a maximum of five years in prison.
Craig is one of the most high-profile figures to face charges as a result of Mueller’s investigation. He was indicted on two charges in April, one of which was dropped last month by the federal judge overseeing the case in Washington.