White House Counsel Greg Craig Expected to Resign Today

November 13, 2009

(ChattahBox) — President Barack Obama’s top lawyer Greg Craig is expected to officially take the sword to himself and resign this weekend, as the White House is faced with admitting it may miss its one-year deadline to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. If Craig’s resignation first reported by the Washington Post becomes official, he will be the highest-ranking official to leave the Obama administration.  Word is he will be replaced by Democratic lawyer Bob Bauer, who is also Obama’s personal attorney.Craig, the top lawyer at the White House and a close aide to President Barack Obama, has helped lead the administration’s efforts to shutter the controversial camp for terror suspects in Cuba, and the release of Bush administration-era national-security documents.

Craig, a veteran Washington hand came under criticism from inside the administration and in Congress for a perceived failure to manage the political issues that have originated from Obama’s decision to close Guantanamo. His expected resignation comes “less than a month after officials said Craig was no longer guiding the effort to close the prison.”


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