- Roger Stone has predicted that former President Donald Trump will be indicted, he said in an InfoWars interview.
- The indictment would be on the grounds of “bank fraud or tax fraud,” Stone said.
- Stone accused Manhattan prosecutors of “combing for a crime” in their wide-ranging criminal probe.
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Roger Stone, a longtime friend, and erstwhile adviser to Donald Trump believes the former president will face an indictment imminently, Salon reported.
“I would be shocked if they did not come forward with a fabricated indictment for bank fraud or tax fraud against the former president [Donald Trump] by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.,” Stone said during an appearance on the far-right InfoWars website.
“If they want to go after the president on fabricated charges, then we will establish that this is a partisan witch hunt,” the GOP strategist, who was pardoned by Trump in 2020, told InfoWars host Alex Jones.
Stone argued that the indictment would likely be filed sometime around when the Republican-led effort to examine ballots in Maricopa County, Arizona, comes to an end.
“Don’t be surprised if the announcement comes at the same time that we learn the truth about Maricopa County, Arizona,” he said. “Don’t be surprised because I see that coming.”
Stone also alleged in the interview that those involved with the Manhattan district attorney’s criminal investigation into Trump are “combing for a crime” and referred to it as “disgraceful.”
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has convened a grand jury as his office investigates whether the Trump Organization violated state law, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. This marks an aggressive new phase in Vance’s years-long investigation, Insider’s Sonam Sheth and Jacob Shamsian reported.
Legal experts suspect the inquiry is nearing its end, Sheth and Shamsian said.
The probe looks into the Trump Organization’s and former President Donald Trump’s finances, court records show.