George Conway, husband to Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, accused President Trump Monday of violating witness tampering laws.
During a Twitter tear on the Mueller investigation, Mr. Trump cheered on former campaign adviser Roger Stone for resisting to work with the special counsel’s team.
” ‘I will never testify against Trump.’ This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about ‘President Trump,’ ” the president tweeted, “Nice to know that some people still have ‘guts!’ “
Mr. Conway, a vocal critic of his wife’s boss, shared the tweet and added, “File under ‘18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512.’ “
The two laws Mr. Conway referred to regarded influencing jurors and witness tampering, respectively.
Sen. Mark Warner, the vice-chairman of the Intelligence Committee, condemned Mr. Trump’s tweets as a misuse of the bully pulpit.
“The President of the United States should not be using his platform to influence potential witnesses in a federal investigation involving his campaign,” the Virginia Democrat tweeted.
In addition to potential collusion with Russia, the special counsel’s team is reportedly looking into a possible obstruction of justice case against Mr. Trump, part of which would focus on his Twitter feed.