The power of the dark side on #MayThe4thBeWithYou. Roger Stone’s obstruction of Justice case has none of the impediments of the case against Trump as POTUS*. OTOH there are those strip club appearances.
As per Politico
“Prosecutors similarly argued that Stone was mistaken because “the investigation was not specific to the president” and the indictment itself related to Stone’s conduct, not Trump’s. However, prosecutors went further to emphasize that there is authority to investigate the president, citing the investigation of Richard Nixon.”
Federal prosecutors argued Friday that special counsel Robert Mueller did not need to prove conspiracy between the Russian government and the Trump campaign to show that longtime Trump ally Roger Stone obstructed Congress’ investigation of the matter.
“To establish the defendant’s guilt of the crimes with which he is charged, the government is not required to prove the existence of a conspiracy with the Russian government to interfere in the U.S. presidential election,” Mueller’s team, along with the U.S. attorney in Washington D.C., wrote in response to filings Stone submitted on March 28.
That argument has been the subject of controversy in recent weeks, following Attorney General Bill Barr’s suggestion that evidence collected by Mueller implicating President Donald Trump for multiple efforts to thwart his probe fell short, in part because Mueller didn’t establish the existence of a criminal conspiracy.
“The indictment alleges, and the evidence admitted at trial will show, that after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the [House and Senate Intelligence Committees], and the Federal Bureau of Investigation all opened or announced investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” prosecutors wrote. “The defendant acted corruptly to obstruct those investigations. And the defendant’s actions were capable of influencing the investigations. That is all the law requires.”