White House Counsel Craig Stepping Down

He's taken flak over Guantanamo Bay policy
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2009 10:37 PM CST
Updated Nov 13, 2009 5:44 AM CST
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, left, White House Counsel Greg Craig, center, and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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(Newser) – White House counsel Gregory Craig is expected to resign as early as Friday, reports the Washington Post. Craig has taken much heat over the clumsy handling of the Guantanamo Bay closure, and his resignation isn't a huge surprise. It's still the highest-level departure in the Obama administration. He will be replaced by Bob Bauer, Obama's personal attorney.