Kellyanne Conway Celebrates Ex-Obama Official Being Indicted in Mueller Probe, Despite Having Called It a 'Witch Hunt'

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, who previously referred to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as a "witch hunt" changed her tune Thursday when that same probe led to the indictment of a former White House staffer for President Barack Obama.

Former Obama administration White House counsel Gregory Craig was indicted Thursday for allegedly hiding information related to his private-sector work for Ukraine officials and making false statements to the Justice Department's Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit.

Conway hopped onto Twitter to cheer the indictment.

"BREAKING NEWS! FINALLY! WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL INDICTED in connection with MUELLER investigation!," she tweeted, alongside a link to an article by The Hill titled "Ex-Obama White House counsel indicted for false statements, concealing work for Ukraine."

Twitter users were quick to ridicule Conway's tweet claiming that "finally" a White House official has been indicted, with many pointing out that President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty last year to one charge of lying to investigators before he agreed to assist with Mueller's probe. Others reminded the top White House aide that she had previously deemed the special counsel's probe a "witch hunt."

"Someone seems to have forgotten Mike Flynn, President Trump's first national security advisor," L.A. Times reporter Chris Megerian tweeted.

"I thought this was a witch hunt?" Twitter use Drew McDowell added.

The White House did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.

Craig, a 74-year-old lawyer in Washington, D.C., was initially investigated by Mueller as part of his probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign team and Kremlin officials. The special counsel then referred the former White House aide's case to the Southern District of New York, before going back to federal prosecutors in D.C.

In a statement to news outlets on Wednesday, Craig's attorneys said they were anticipating an indictment but maintained he did not commit any wrongdoing.

"This case was thoroughly investigated by the SDNY (Southern District of New York) and that office decided not to pursue charges against Mr. Craig," they said."We expect an indictment by the DC US Attorney's Office at the request of the National Security Division. 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."

Craig, who was indicted by the FARA Unit for allegedly providing false statements to the Justice Department, faces up to five years in prison each for the two charges, prosecutors say.

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