Trump friend and adviser Roger Stone, who is himself a subject of the ongoing investigation into the 2016 election being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, is now predicting that the next person in President Donald Trump’s orbit to be indicted by Mueller will be the president’s namesake, Don Jr.
Stone, a longtime political operative who was known for his dirty tricks on behalf of the late President Richard Nixon, sent out an email to supporters begging for funds to pay his mounting legal bills:
“The special counsel is going to charge Donald Trump Jr. with lying to the FBI. Notice they’re not charging him for having an illegal meeting with a Russian at Trump Tower because there’s nothing illegal about that meeting.”
If there was nothing illegal about the infamous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, why did Junior feel a need to lie about it when speaking with federal agents?
Stone also recently told James Miller of The Political Insider:
“The only thing illegal about that meeting was how the woman got in the country, how she got a visa from the Obama State Department, and why she was meeting with an official from Fusion GPS before and after the Trump Tower meeting.”
As Haaretz reports, nearly everyone associated with Stone is now in legal jeopardy:
“An associate of Stone was found in contempt on Friday on August 10 after refusing to appear as a witness before a grand jury convened as part of Mueller’s Russia probe.
“Andrew Miller’s refusal to comply with the subpoena from Mueller’s office prompted a sealed hearing before a federal judge, who then made the ruling, the Washington Post and CNN reported.
In a related development, another Stone associate, comedian and talk show host Randy Credico confirmed that he had been subpoenaed by the special counsel’s office, which is probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”
If Don Jr. is indeed indicted for lying to the FBI, will his father immediately pardon him, or would such an act set in motion impeachment proceedings if and when Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives in the midterm election? That remains to be seen, but Mueller is clearly closing the circle around the president.
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