Nancy Pelosi Releases Scathing Statement on Trump Campaign’s Association With Roger Stone
Coming off of what many political pundits are calling a major victory yesterday as Trump was forced to end the government shutdown without a wall, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made a scathing statement aimed towards the Trump Campaign.
Yesterday, long-time Trump friend and campaign adviser Roger Stone was indicted on seven felony counts. He is yet another close Trump associate to get charged with a major crime. Pelosi’s comments, which can be read below, concentrate on this latest indictment:
“The indictment of Roger Stone makes clear that there was a deliberate, coordinated attempt by top Trump campaign officials to influence the 2016 election and subvert the will of the American people. It is staggering that the President has chosen to surround himself with people who violated the integrity of our democracy and lied to the FBI and Congress about it.
“In the face of 37 indictments, the President’s continued actions to undermine the Special Counsel investigation raise the questions: what does Putin have on the President, politically, personally or financially? Why has the Trump Administration continued to discuss pulling the U.S. out of NATO, which would be a massive victory for Putin?
“Lying to Congress and witness tampering constitute grave crimes. All who commit these illegal acts should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. We cannot allow any effort to intimidate witnesses or prevent them from appearing before Congress.
“The Special Counsel investigation is working, and the House will continue to exercise our constitutional oversight responsibility and ensure that the Special Counsel investigation can continue free from interference from the White House.”
While Stone’s indictment has not directly implicated the President in a crime, it’s clear that the campaign and the President were surrounded with people committing crimes and trying to cover up their communications with others who were committing crimes. The Mueller probe is far from over, and most legal scholars and political pundits believe that many more indictments are yet to come.