nearvideo President Trump to North Korea, Roger stone, impeachment impasse on Capitol Hill
Trump takes questions from reporters in Florida.
President Trump expressed sympathy Tuesday to former colleagues, Roger stone and Michael Flynn on what he called their “very unfair” treatment, as you would expect sentencing in their criminal cases-in the midst of speculation about whether he might consider pardons in the context of Russia’s investigation he calls a “witch hunt.”
Stone the conviction, for crimes such as witness tampering, obstruction and giving false statements to Congress is currently available for February. 20, 2020. He faces up to 50 years in prison. When asked to get involved, Trump was non-binding.
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“I will pardon him? Well, I had not thought of that,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday morning in Florida after a Christmas eve call with troops in the whole world stationed. “I think it is very hard, what they did to Roger stone in comparison to what you do to other people on your side.”
Trump went on to distance his campaign from stone, whose conviction is the result of the communication in connection with WikiLeaks and the publication of Democratic e-mails that have been hacked by Russia.
“Don’t you know that Roger stone was involved in my campaign in any way, other than the very, very beginning, before I think … long before I announced,” Trump said. Stone left the campaign in the summer of 2015, although the former senior trump campaign member Rick Gates said during stone’s trial, that he overheard a telephone conversation between the stone and the Trump in July 2016.
“He is a good man, and what she did to him was very unfair, in my opinion, and what it is to General Flynn is very unfair in my opinion, the” Trump went on, referring to former National security Advisor, Michael Flynn, waiting for a Jan. 28, 2020, the conviction of lying to investigators. Flynn reached a deal with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty and is cooperating with authorities in cases in connection with the Russian probe. But his sentencing was repeatedly delayed, his defenders say, he was abused by the FBI, and his lawyer is fighting back in court.
A further trump employee, former campaign Manager Paul Manafort, is also the theme of the forgiveness of speculation after a state proceeding was dismissed against him in New York, on double jeopardy grounds. Presidential pardon power does not extend to the state cases, but no longer hanging over Manafort head for now, Trump could forgive theoretically him for his Federal sentencing for economic crime in connection with work in the Ukraine.
The President was to remember quickly reporters on Tuesday that the Flynn and stone cases, turned to the Russia-investigation, which showed recently in a Justice Department Inspector General report had substantial evidence of errors and omissions in connection with the FBI-the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications for ex-trump-campaign consultant Carter page.
Trump referred to the FBI officials involved in the controversy, as the “dirty cops” and expressed a strong desire to fight back against them.
“These were dirty people, they were bad people, these were evil people and I hope that one day I will consider it my greatest, or one of my greatest achievements, she’s going to be. As we have said, has no place in our country for the people as the” Trump.
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House Democrats indicated in court documents filed Monday, that they still can use examination information in connection with the Russia-to new indictment, if you can be sure of the testimony of the former White House Counsel Don McGahn, and the release of grand jury information from Muller ‘ s sample. In the meantime, two of the indictment already has approved, the house remains in limbo, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has to deliver you to the Senate. Both she and Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., say, you wait for the others to take measures, so that the process can move forward, with McConnell stating that you are in a “cul-de-SAC.”
Trump said Pelosi on Tuesday: “she hates the Republican party. She hates all the people who voted for me and to the Republican party.”
Also during his discussion with reporters, Trump addressed the looming threat of what the officials as a possible “Christmas present” from North Korea.
When asked if he worried about whether this is said may, a long-range missile test, Trump, “We’ll see what happens. Let’s see. Maybe it is a nice gift, maybe it’s a gift, where he sends me a beautiful vase, in contrast to a rocket test … you never know.”