Target in Mueller probe files complaint against prosecutors

Erika Holt
December 4, 2018

Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, is said to be "tying up loose ends" in his probe, and will potentially finish it up in the next few weeks, according to Yahoo News. "He will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about 'President Trump, '" wrote Trump.

"File under '18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512", George Conway tweeted, a reference to the section of the USA criminal code that covers witness tampering and obstruction of justice.

Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller in the White House in 2012. Eisen cited that under the statute it is illegal to "cause or induce any person to withhold testimony".

What about witness tampering? I am not of course ready to conclude that he has broken the law, that's for Mueller to say. Stone told ABC News on Sunday he would not testify against Trump and has not discussed a pardon with the president.

As well as any potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Mueller has also been probing whether Trump tried to obstruct justice - including by firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey past year. "When you look at the president's tweets from this morning, if I was a prosecutor and we had a wiretap up on someone's phone and they said those exact things that the president tweeted, I would say, 'wow, we just got him on obstruction'". And I'm not going to do that.

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Corsi is an associate of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone.

Rudy's talking about the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, but his typo accidentally led to a hyperlink appearing in the tweet.

"Witness tampering", was all Trump biographer Tim O'Brien tweeted after retweeting the president's post.

This came soon after Trump fired off a couple of other tweets declaring that his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, who is cooperating with the Mueller investigation, must be making up lies and shouldn't get any leniency for his work with federal prosecutors looking into Trump. Cohen, who once said he would take a bullet for Mr. Trump, claimed he misled Congress to be consistent with and loyal to Mr. Trump.

Cohen had pleaded guilty in August to eight criminal counts, including campaign-finance violation and other charges and implicated the president in open court.

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