Trump Could Be Going To Prison, Even If Mueller Report Doesn’t Show Collusion
White House aides are starting to become nervous as the Mueller report is set to be revealed by tomorrow. According to multiple reports, they fear that Donald Trump will retaliate because they told special counsel Robert Mueller the truth.
One Republican told CNN that the tensions are “very high” as the White House waits for the report.
“They cooperated and had to tell the truth,” the Republican said. “He is going to go bonkers.”
“They got asked questions and told the truth, and now they’re worried the wrath will follow,” a former White House official told NBC News.
Elie Honig, a former federal prosecutor and legal analyst for CNN, pointed out that Trump should be careful in retaliating against those who threw him under the bus.
“Trump needs to be careful here,” Honig tweeted. “It is a federal crime to retaliate against a witness who has provided information to law enforcement. (18 USC 1513 if you want to look it up).”
Trump needs to be careful here. It is a federal crime to retaliate against a witness who has provided information to law enforcement. (18 USC 1513 if you want to look it up). https://t.co/SnVmSg3dHE
— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) April 17, 2019
Whoever knowingly, with the intent to retaliate, takes any action harmful to any person, including interference with the lawful employment or livelihood of any person, for providing to a law enforcement officer any truthful information relating to the commission or possible commission of any Federal offense, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.