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", Stone said.
US President Donald Trump on Monday called for "a long prison term" for his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen, after Cohen admitted lying to Congress about pursuing a real estate deal with Russian Federation on Trump's behalf during the 2016 election campaign.
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.
Mueller's team is looking into whether Stone, an informal adviser to Trump during the 2016 campaign, was in communication with WikiLeaks before the website publicized stolen emails from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
The purported threat of a false statement charge, according to the complaint, pertains to a July 2016 email from Stone asking him to "get to" Assange and get the pending emails.
Schiff said on ABC's "This Week" that emails between Stone and an associate, Jerome Corsi, are "inconsistent" with the testimony that Stone gave to the committee past year.
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.
Conway, an attorney and outspoken critic of Trump, retweeted the president's social media post, writing: "File under '18 U.S.C §§ 1503, 1512.'" Conway was referencing Constitutional statutes for obstruction of justice and witness tampering.
'Bob Mueller (who is a much different man than people think) and his out of control band of Angry Democrats, don't want the truth, they only want lies.