Trump's praise for Roger Stone could amount to witness tampering – experts

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  • President on Stone: ‘Nice to know some people still have guts!’
  • Tweet seemed to breach US code but case may be hard to prove

Donald Trump heaped public praise on a potential witness in the Russia investigation on Monday in a manner that legal experts said could amount to criminal witness tampering.

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“I will never testify against Trump.” This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about “President Trump.” Nice to know that some people still have “guts!”

File under “18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512” https://t.co/e4ZGVn1kJi

Having prosecuted mob bosses, it’s unfair to compare them to Trump. Mob bosses are far smarter and way more savvy and discrete than Trump.

/12 Though it’s very hard to prove this is witness-tampering, it’s absolutely norm-violating, and if a CEO or mob boss or other authority figure did it, the feds would absolutely crawl up their ass and look for a way to charge them for it.

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