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Trump Just Added A Witness Tampering Charge To His Growing List Of Crimes

The list of crimes President Donald Trump is suspected of having committed is already a lengthy one, according to former Assistant Attorney General Jimmy Gurulé, who said on MSNBC last year that he expected the following charges to be brought against Trump by federal prosecutors:

  • Obstruction of justice
  • Violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act dealing with fundraising
  • Violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act
  • Violations of IRS and tax law
  • Money laundering

And now, thanks to documents given to the House Intelligence Committee by Trump’s former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, you can add witness tampering and suborning perjury.


CNN reports:

“Michael Cohen on Wednesday provided the House Intelligence Committee with new documents showing edits to the false written statement he delivered to Congress in 2017 about the Trump Organization’s pursuit of the Trump Tower Moscow project into the 2016 campaign season, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.”


Those edits were made in the Oval Office by Trump and his attorneys, Cohen said in his testimony before the House Oversight Committee last week, noting:

“There were changes made, additions — Jay Sekulow, for one. There were several changes that were made including how we were going to handle that message, which was — the message of course being — the length of time that the Trump Tower Moscow project stayed and remained alive.”


If those edits were indeed made in the Oval Office by the president and/or his attorneys, that’s the very definition of suborning perjury and also witness tampering. Both of those are federal crimes.

Unlike many who have made claims of criminal behavior by Donald Trump, Cohen is backing up his assertions with hard evidence. He kept the receipts — the canceled checks, the tapes, and other paperwork — that prove what he says happened. And that’s very bad news for Trump.

All of this is yet another brick in the case being built by Congressional investigators that will be used to impeach the traitorous scofflaw current residing in the White House. His downfall cannot possibly happen soon enough.

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You Can Now Add Witness Tampering To The List Of Charges Against Donald Trump

Earlier this year, Jimmy Gurulé, who served as Assistant Attorney General in the George W. Bush administration, appeared on The 11th Hour With Brian Williams and was asked what criminal charges Special Counsel Robert Mueller would probably bring against President Donald Trump. Gurulé laid out a list of six charges:

  • Obstruction of justice
  • Violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act dealing with fundraising
  • Violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act
  • Violations of IRS and tax law
  • Money laundering

And now you can add witness tampering to that list.


In recent weeks, Trump has made numerous tweets regarding the sentencing of his former attorney, Michael Cohen. He also urged his longtime friend and political adviser, Roger Stone, not to cooperate with Mueller:

Those three tweets — especially the one referring to Stone — are prima facie evidence of witness tampering. In other words, the evidence is sufficient to prove the case, according to Norman Eisen, who served as White House Special Counsel for Ethics and Government Reform in the Obama administration:

“It comes very close to the statutory definition of witness tampering. It’s a mirror image of the first tweet, only he’s praising a witness for not cooperating with the implication of reward.

“We’re so used to President Trump transgressing norms in his public declarations, but he may have crossed the legal line.”

Eisen was joined in his warning about witness tampering by a man who may wind up being one of the members of the jury that hears the impeachment case against Trump, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA):

“The President of the United States should not be using his platform to influence potential witnesses in a federal investigation involving his campaign.”

Witness tampering is a very serious crime in the federal criminal code, carrying a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. And keep in mind that we have proof that Trump was indeed trying to influence a witness thanks to his own social media postings!

You can now stack witness tampering atop the staggering list of crimes committed by this outlaw president. And rest assured Mueller plans to charge him with every single one of them. They’ll also be included in the articles of impeachment that will be drawn up against him sometime in early 2019.

Donald Trump has cooked his own proverbial goose. How appropriate for the holiday season.

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Crime Trump-Russia

With One Tweet, Trump Opens Himself Up To Witness Tampering Charges

While it’s been clear for quite some time now that Donald Trump isn’t exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer, he seems to be getting even more profoundly ignorant with each day that passes and as Special Counsel Robert Mueller gets closer to busting him.

Trump is already suspected of being part of a possible conspiracy with Russia to rig the election, and there have been hints that Mueller’s team of investigators — along with the FBI — are following leads which suggest other serious federal crimes such as money laundering, wire fraud, bank fraud, and income tax evasion.

But earlier today, the president decided he’d add another charge to the growing list: Witness tampering. And he did it with one tweet:

Trump was apparently responding to remarks the former CIA director made to Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, where he said he might file a lawsuit to regain the security clearance Trump revoked late last week. Brennan told Todd:

“I’m going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future and if it means going to court, I will do that.”


Here’s the problem for Trump: We know Brennan has spoken to Mueller already, so that makes him a cooperating witness. And the tweet Trump sent out is clearly an attempt to intimidate the former CIA chief. That just so happens to be the very definition of witness tampering, according to 18 U.S.C. § 1512 of the federal code:

“Whoever knowingly uses intimidation, threatens, or corruptly persuades another person, or attempts to do so, or engages in misleading conduct toward another person, with intent to—(1)influence, delay, or prevent the testimony of any person in an official proceeding.”

The maximum penalty for witness tampering is 20 years. And that’s for each individual count of the crime. So if Trump decides to keep issuing threats at Brennan, he can be charged and tried for each tweet he sends out on the matter.

We always knew Trump’s big mouth would be his downfall, and once again he’s proven that he’s his own worst enemy.