Longtime Donald Trump ally and former campaign associate Roger Stone has two problems with Robert Mueller’s Russia probe: 1) that it exists; 2) that it’s being executed competently. Thus, Stone may very well end up on the wrong side of the law. NPR writes:
Roger Stone, a longtime adviser of President Trump, complained of partisan behavior by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on Sunday, but also speculated that he could be under investigation by Mueller for a crime unrelated to coordinating with Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election.
“It is not inconceivable now that Mr. Mueller and his team may seek to conjure up some extraneous crime, pertaining to my business, or maybe not even pertaining to the 2016 election,” Stone said, in an appearance on NBC’s Meet The Press.
Like Mueller can invent some “extraneous crime.” To everyone other than Stone, extraneous crimes are simply known as breaking the law.
On Sunday, Stone said “at least eight” of his assistants or associates have been interviewed, or as he put it — “terrorized” — by Mueller’s investigators.
“[The Mueller investigation] was supposed to be about Russian collusion,” Stone said. “And it appears to be an effort to silence or punish the president’s supporters and his advocates.”
Or it’s an effort to find crimes and punish the perpetrators.
Stone doesn’t sound quite as cocky now as he did in 2016, when he accurately predicted that Clinton campaign chair John Podesta would soon “have his time in the barrel” just before WikiLeaks began posting Podesta’s hacked emails.