Sen. John McCain’s presidential bid has received a lot of attention over lobbyist campaign staffers resigning over potential conflicts of interest. But ABC News’ Political Punch Blog points out that at least one of Sen. Barack Obama’s senior advisers has questionable ties as well. Gregory Craig, a partner at Williams & Connolly and a foreign policy advisor on Obama’s campaign, represents the president of the Panamanian Legislature Pedro Miguel González, who is under indictment for murdering U.S. Army Sgt. Zak Hernández in 1992. Read on here.
You can also find out how Craig, who was assistant to the president and special counsel in the Clinton White House, first met Obama through Vernon Jordan Jr., a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and a longtime friend of the Clintons, in this Legal Times story.