The rest of the internet ― and especially George Conway ― groaned.
Over the weekend, Stone said on ABC’s “This Week” that there was “no circumstance” under which he would testify in the special counsel’s ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, “because I’d have to bear false witness” against Trump.
Roger Stone tells @ThisWeekABC he has had no contact at all with special counsel Robert Mueller's team.— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 2, 2018
"Again, where is the crime? I engaged in politics." https://t.co/ohtfZqgMsN pic.twitter.com/4nJYROW1kM
On Monday morning, Trump sang Stone’s praises for making such a declaration: “Nice to know that some people still have ‘guts!’”
“I will never testify against Trump.” 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!”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018
George Conway, husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, soon suggested that Trump’s tweet might be considered witness tampering. He pointed to a statute in the U.S. Code that defines witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
File under “18 U.S.C. §§ 1503, 1512” https://t.co/e4ZGVn1kJi— George Conway (@gtconway3d) December 3, 2018
Conway, a longtime Trump critic despite the fact that his wife works for the president, also retweeted other pundits and journalists who quipped about Trump’s buttering up of Stone:
George Conway's tweets/RTs this a.m. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/tTZNILCctz— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) December 3, 2018
Trump’s post was part of his latest morning tirade against special counsel Robert Mueller and those involved in that investigation. Earlier, he fired at his former personal attorney Michael Cohen for taking a plea deal in the case.
“Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time.” You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.