Trump praises Roger Stone's 'guts,' slams former lawyer for cooperating with Mueller

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Trump slammed both Cohen and Mueller in a series of tweets shortly after Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court last Thursday. Trump added that Cohen "makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself".

Trump praised Stone in a Monday tweet, in which he echoed Corsi's accusation that Mueller is using plea deals in an attempt to compel false testimony against the president.

President Trump declared his former longtime attorney Michael Cohen should serve a "full and complete sentence", after Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress over a project the Trump Organization was considering building in Moscow.

"Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time", Trump tweeted. He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence.

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".

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What Stone said:"There's no circumstance under which I would testify against the president, because I'd have to bear false witness against him", Stone told ABC's This Week, per Fox News. This is genuinely looking like witness tampering.

On Thursday, Cohen added an additional guilty plea, admitting that he lied to Congress about an ultimately unsuccessful effort to build a Trump building in Russian Federation. He went on to suggest Stone was essentially stating he will not be forced by - what he claims is - a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories.

There was a strong case against the president for witness tampering because of his prior acts and statements, like dangling the possibility of a pardon for his Manafort, legal experts said.

File under "18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512", wrote George Conway after retweeting the president's post, listing the number of the federal criminal statute about "tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant". Cohen admitted to making the payments at Trump's behest to buy Clifford's silence and, in turn, influence the election. "Nice to know that some people still have 'guts!'". But what does that say about the functioning of the executive branch today?

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