Target in Mueller probe files complaint against prosecutors

04 December, 2018, 01:22 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • US political consultant Roger Stone speaks to reporters at the US Capitol in Washington US

Cohen had pleaded guilty in August to eight criminal counts, including campaign-finance violation and other charges and implicated the president in open court.

He also repeated his accusation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller - who is investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign - is forcing witnesses to make up lies damaging to the president. He further accused Cohen of fabricating "stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself".

While Washington is focused on memorializing former President George H.W. Bush, Mr. Trump on Monday morning, at least on Twitter, has been focused on whether his associates defend him or not.

Mr. Trump - who initially defended Cohen when federal investigators raided his apartment and office in April - has since appeared to turn on Cohen.

Putting the attack on Cohen aside, a lot of people were confused about Trump's decision to capitalize and misspell "Scott Free" in his tweet.

"He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence", the president wrote.

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The tweet about Stone drew immediate criticism from several lawyers, who said it amounted to witness tampering.

President Trump is responding to former campaign adviser Roger Stone's vow not to testify against him.

Solomon has deduced from these members of Congress that some of the contacts that occurred in 2016 were related to the "dossier".

A prominent conservative writer at the heart of Robert Mueller's ongoing Russian Federation probe filed a criminal complaint against the special counsel this week; accusing the federal investigator's team of seeking "false testimony". Unlike Cohen, Stone "will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories", he wrote, referring to the Mueller investigation. The Justice Department is likely to assess that whatever it is, the tweet is not a legal determination by the president and is not binding on the agency.

"File under '18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512", George Conway tweeted, a reference to the section of the United States criminal code that covers witness tampering and obstruction of justice. He pointed to a statute in the U.S. Code that defines witness tampering and obstruction of justice. Cohen admitted to making the payments at Trump's behest to buy Clifford's silence and, in turn, influence the election.

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