Before last week, Trump had repeatedly said he had no business dealings in Russian Federation, tweeting in July 2016, "For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russian Federation", and telling reporters in January 2017 that he had no deals there because he had "stayed away".
Trump tweeted that Stone's comments showed "he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about 'President Trump'". "Nice to know that some people still have 'guts!'". Trump's tweet said in part.
Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) weighed in later.
"The President of the United States should not be using his platform to influence potential witnesses in a federal investigation involving his campaign", Warner said in a tweet. This is genuinely looking like witness tampering. "I'd be probably on a beach somewhere", he said.
"White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's attorney husband George quickly said that you could file Trump's words under '18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512′" - or that the tweet amounted to witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
"Mueller filed an indictment just as the President left for G-20.In July he indicted the Russians who will never come here just before he left for Helsinki.Either could have been done earlier or later". Stone has been closely linked to WikiLeaks, the group that published hacked emails from the Clinton campaign. But Corsi said last week that he is rejecting a plea deal that Mueller's team offered him. "The fact it's done out in the open is no defence", said Neal Katyal, a veteran constitutional lawyer and former acting solicitor general of the Department of Justice.
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Meanwhile, several migrants swam around or climbed over the border barrier overnight and were detained by USA officials. Judge Jon Tigar rejected the Justice Department's request to suspend his earlier order temporarily blocking the ban.
The Trump Organization reportedly planned to gift Putin a $50 million penthouse in the proposed tower; that news has prompted further outcry from critics who view the president's election as illegitimate. In recent weeks, Trump has sharpened his criticism, accusing Mueller's prosecutors of dirty tactics and pressuring witnesses to lie.
In August, he pled guilty to eight criminal counts related to the hush money payments he made adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels.
Cohen's defense attorneys have asked that the NY lawyer not serve any prison time after Cohen last week admitted to lying to Congress that Trump had ended his real estate pursuits in Moscow during the early stages of the 2016 contest for the Republican presidential nomination, while actually continuing to brief Trump on a possible deal that eventually fell through.
Whether - or when - a president can be prosecuted remains a matter of legal dispute.
Stone and Corsi have denied any wrongdoing.