Trump praises Roger Stone's 'guts,' demands 'a long prison term' for Michael Cohen

President Trump on Monday sounded off on the Russia investigation, suggesting his former personal attorney Michael Cohen should not receive leniency for cooperating with the probe and declaring that former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone had “guts” for refusing to testify against him.

“‘I will never testify against Trump,’” the president wrote on Twitter. “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.’ Nice to know that some people still have ‘guts!’”

Some legal experts quickly suggested Trump’s tweet could be used as evidence of obstruction. George Conway, a lawyer and the husband of Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, tweeted a reference to two U.S. laws that prohibit “influencing” or “tampering with a witness” in a criminal case.

In an interview on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Sunday, Stone said there was “no circumstance under which I would testify against the president.”

“I’d have to bear false witness against him,” Stone said. “I’d have to make things up, and I’m not going to do that.”

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