President Obama's White House counsel Gregory Craig said he has no intention of resigning from his position as the administration's top in-house lawyer -- despite widespread reports that he may step down over his role in the closing of the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The National Law Journal reported.
Craig, who served as special impeachment counsel to former President Bill Clinton, told the journal on Friday that "the rumors that I'm about to leave are false."
White House officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to several news outlets, have expressed skepticism over Craig's support of a one-year deadline to close Guantanamo. Craig told the journal he was "certainly not the point man on Guantanamo," contradicting an earlier report from the Washington Post in which he said he oversaw the closure "on a day-to-day basis" in February.
Craig reportedly described his relationship with Obama as "excellent."