Robert Mueller’s big plan just blew up in his face on national television
Special counsel Robert Mueller has been targeting longtime Trump associate Roger Stone.
Anti-Trump journalists and investigators believe Stone is a prime suspect for having colluded with the Russians.
Mueller’s case took a hit when he got some very bad news.
Stone has long predicted Mueller will indict him on financial crimes unrelated to the 2016 election.
The longtime GOP operative and Trump associate has ferociously denied any collusion with the Russians, but investigators are believed to be targeting him so he will turn and testify against President Trump.
Stone shut down that talk in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
The Daily Caller reports:
“He has yet to prove actual Russian collusion between the Trump campaign or Trump associates or Trump family members with the Russian state. We’ve talked about that before. I know of no evidence of it. I don’t think Mr. Mueller has proven that case yet,” Stone stated.
“But I’m also mindful of any prosecutor’s ability to squeeze underlings to get them to compose testimony against a bigger fish. I have not been contacted by the special counsel’s office,” he continued. “I made it abundantly clear that there is no circumstances under which I would testify against the president. I would not rule out cooperating if they think I can be helpful in some area, but beyond that, I have not spoken to them.”
Many people have suggested that Stone could conceivably get indicted.
Stone insisted that he did not pass any information sent to him by Russian intelligence front Guccifer 2.0 to the Trump 2016 campaign last month.”
Mueller may very well indict Stone at the end of the summer to give his investigation momentum and to damage Trump politically just as the midterm election campaign season kicks off.
But based on the available evidence and testimony, Mueller will not be able to produce any proof of collusion against Roger Stone.
And if he was hoping Stone would be intimidated by facing the prospect of jail over financial crimes, that plan just backfired.