Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

George Conway Suggests Trump Tweet Obstructed Justice

George Conway Suggests Trump Tweet Obstructed Justice

Commenting on an investigation is not in and of itself a crime, but a Monday morning tweet by President Trump has some legal experts wondering if it crosses a line into witness tampering.

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. "Nice to know that some people still have guts!"

Trump wrote that Cohen did "terrible" things that were "unrelated to Trump" and said that he believes Cohen should "serve a full and complete sentence".

Trump took a strikingly different tone in a separate tweet related to his former associate and political adviser Roger Stone, who has taken a combative stance in relation to the Mueller probe.

Asked whether he would expect a pardon from the president if indicted by Mueller, Stone replied, "I've had no discussion regarding a pardon". He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get...his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) off Scott Free [sic].

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The CCR5 gene, for example, affects the functioning of white blood cells and a person's vulnerability to the West Nile virus. The first modification of human embryos was reported by another Chinese team in May 2015.

The allegations against Manafort came the same day George Papadopoulos, a foreign affairs advisor to Trump's 2016 campaign, was imprisoned for two weeks for lying to investigators about his Russian contacts - more than a year after pleading guilty in one of the first cases brought by the special counsel.

On Friday, Cohen, who had already admitted to multiple counts of tax evasion, financial fraud, and campaign finance violations, asked the NY federal court for a "time served" sentence. A day earlier, he admitted in a plea deal with Mueller that he had lied to Congress about the timeline for a proposed Trump Organization development project in Moscow.

'I'd have to make things up, and I'm not going to do that, ' Stone added.

Michael Cohen, once President Trump's longtime attorney and confidant, is now a target of of the president's Twitter feed after he requested leniency in the courts on Friday for cooperating with the special counsel.

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