Former federal prosecutor Carol Lam told MSNBC on Tuesday that while it’s anyone’s guess how special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will end, one thing is certain: the indictment of Roger Stone shows that Mueller has grown tired of his antics.
“We don’t know what we don’t know about the special counsel’s investigation,” Lam said. But she added that Mueller can continue to investigate charges against Stone and others, which she said “doesn’t really indicate that there’s been any termination of any investigation.” In fact, the investigation likely “continues full force.”
“What the special counsel is doing is he is proceeding very deliberately and very strategically,” Lam continued. “I think what this indictment against Roger Stone shows is that Roger Stone has simply worn out the welcome mat with respect to the special counsel.” She added that Mueller’s team had boxed in Stone.
“They decided he is going to go in the bucket of a defendant as opposed to a cooperating defendant or cooperating witness,” Lam said. “They’re saying ‘this is your place on the chess board and we’re moving on at this point. If you want to move your place on the chess board, it’s up to you.'”
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Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.