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John Edwards Hires Obama Legal Eagle

Not that he's expecting an indictment or anything...

(Newser) - In case crossing his fingers isn't enough to avoid an indictment, John Edwards has brought in former White House counsel Greg Craig to help convince feds he didn't do anything untoward—or at least illegal—with his campaign funds. "We have consistently said we don't think he violated any... More »

White House Counsel's Fall Should Worry Obama's Loyal

Cold handling of Craig recalls Clinton era

(Newser) - White House counsel Greg Craig's "death by a thousand leaks" should alarm anybody who's tied their political fortune to the president's and hopes for loyalty in return, writes Maureen Dowd. Craig cut his ties to close friend Hillary Clinton to help Obama get elected just a year ago and... More »

New White House Counsel Scares GOP, Other Lawyers

Bauer is a skilled, controversial Democratic veteran

(Newser) - Robert Bauer, the new White House counsel, is a longtime Democratic operative known for his hard-nosed style and work ethic. He is a veteran of the Clinton impeachment proceedings and represented House Democrats during the Bush years, where he was known for his aggressive strategy—he went as far as... More »

White House Counsel May Quit Over Gitmo Struggles

Craig taking heat as January closing deadline slips away

(Newser) - The Obama administration's promise to close Guantanamo Bay within a year is in serious danger of being broken, and White House counsel Greg Craig may be leaving his post because of it, senior officials say. Craig ordered the January deadline after being advised not to by outgoing Bush administration officials... More »

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