Trump wants 'full and complete' sentence for Cohen

06 December, 2018, 05:20 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Eric Trump and George Conway

After returning from the G-20 summit in Argentina, Trump resumed his campaign of invective directed at special counsel Robert Mueller.

In a series of tweets, Trump said Monday morning that Roger Stone, a Republican political operative and longtime Trump ally, has "guts" for saying that he won't testify against the President. "I'd have to make things up, and I'm not going to do that".

President Donald Trump in recent tweet applaud his longtime adviser Roger Stone on Monday, after Stone had stated that he would never testify against the president. Earlier, he shot at his former personal attorney Michael Cohen for taking a plea deal in the case.

But Cohen, once among the president's most loyal allies, turned on Trump after pleading guilty and provided prosecutors with detailed accounts of his possible wrongdoing.

"Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time", Trump complained on Twitter.

Cohen, once one of the president's closest allies and a top executive at The Trump Organization, last week admitted lying in testimony about contacts with powerful Moscow figures over building a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Jerome Corsi, a conspiracy theorist who fashioned himself as Infowars' man in Washington, is a Stone associate whom the special counsel has investigated.

George Conway, a lawyer, a frequent Trump critic and the husband of Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, responded to the president's tweet about Stone with a not-so-cryptic reference to the statutes that define obstruction of justice and witness tampering.

Cohen's lawyers said he had fully cooperated with Mueller's investigation and would continue to do so, and deserved to avoid imprisonment.

Mr. Conway shared the tweet and added, "File under '18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512, '" citing federal laws against attempts to influence jurors and witnesses, respectively.



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