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Monday, November 17, 2008

Obama Appoints Man Who Defended Reagan's Attempted Assassin

Obama appointed Greg Craig to be White House counsel, this is the man who represented the guy who shot Reagan, John Hinkley Jr, and got him off on an insanity plea. He also defended Clinton during impeachment and Elian Gonzales father and by extension Castro along with several more reprehensible individuals. It makes one think Obama is planning to be involved in criminal proceedings as his fundraising may lead to along with the rest of his other shady dealings in the past. Ed Morrisey has a more complete list of some of Craig's clients over the years that should disturb most Americans as well as more background.

*Elian Gonzalez’s father - Craig represented the father who demanded the return of his son after his estranged wife died trying to take Elian to freedom. Most people saw this as a thinly-veiled publicity stunt from Fidel Castro, attempting to embarrass the US. The dispute got resolved when Janet Reno ordered an armed assault on the house where Elian’s family in the US provided him a home.

*John Hinckley, Jr - Craig presented and won the insanity defense that allows Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin to spend weekends with his family now.

*Kofi Annan - The former Secretary-General of the UN hired Craig to defend his interests in the Volcker Commission probe of the Oil-for-Food scandal, which put billions of dollars into Saddam Hussein’s pockets while providing cash for Annan’s son, his deputies, and some allege Annan himself.

*Pedro Gonzalez Pinzon - A Panamanian legislator wanted for murdering an American soldier in 1992. The Dallas Morning News demanded that Obama force Craig to drop the case during the campaign, but no report of whether he did is easily available.

This is a disturbing appointment to say the least.

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