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Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Accuses Trump of Witness Tampering



This morning President Trump trashed Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller and, incredibly enough, seemed to endorse witness tampering. In the tweets, Trump bashed his former fixer Michael Cohen and heaped praise on longtime associate Roger Stone for having “guts” (i.e. saying that he will “never testify against Trump”).

White House aide Kellyanne Conway’s attorney husband and frequent critic of his wife’s boss, zeroed in on the tweet regarding Roger Stone “never testifying against Trump.”

For those among us who don’t hold law degrees from Yale or have never served as president of the Harvard Law Review, Mr, Conway was citing the legal statute pertaining to witness tampering.

Via the United States Department of Justice:

Section 1512 of Title 18 constitutes a broad prohibition against tampering with a witness, victim or informant. It proscribes conduct intended to illegitimately affect the presentation of evidence in Federal proceedings or the communication of information to Federal law enforcement officers. It applies to proceedings before Congress, executive departments, and administrative agencies, and to civil and criminal judicial proceedings, including grand jury proceedings. See 18 U.S.C. § 1515(a)(1). In addition, the section provides extraterritorial Federal jurisdiction over the offenses created therein. See 18 U.S.C. § 1512(g); 128 Cong. Rec. H8469 (daily ed. Oct. 1, 1980); H. R. Rep. No. 1369, 96th Cong., 2d Sess. 20-22 (1980).

In short, Mr. Conway essentially dropped this pointed tweet, to not only school Trump in the law, but also suggest that Robert Mueller might be looking at this tweet since he’s looked at other tweets from the president in the past.

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