Washington — Gregory Craig, a former White House counsel in the Obama administration, expects to be indicted this week on charges stemming from work for Ukraine in 2012, his lawyers said on Wednesday. “We expect an indictment by the DC US attorney’s office at the request of the [justice department’s] National Security Division,” Craig’s lawyers William Taylor and William Murphy said in a statement. Craig, White House counsel for president Barack Obama for one year from January 2009, is expected to be charged with making false statements to the justice department but other charges could also be brought, sources familiar with the case said. “Mr Craig is not guilty of any charge and the government’s stubborn insistence on prosecuting Mr Craig is a misguided abuse of prosecutorial discretion,” his lawyers said. They said the US attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York “thoroughly investigated” the case and decided not to pursue charges. The justice department did not imme...

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