Longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone will be sent to prison, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman John Podesta told ABC News’s “The Investigation” podcast on Tuesday.
“I think Roger Stone’s on his way to prison, quite frankly,” Podesta said. “I think at the end of the day, he can strut and he can do his Nixon impressions. But, maybe when the cell door clanks, he’ll feel a little bit more remorse.”
Stone awaits trial after he was charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe with lying about his communications with WikiLeaks, the organization that published Podesta’s hacked emails during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to the Washington Examiner.
Podesta said he wants to see Mueller’s report made public so that everyone can decide for themselves regarding Trump’s fitness for office.
Podesta, who was interviewed by Mueller’s office as part of the investigation, said he thought they were doing a professional job.
“I know that when I was interviewed, they didn’t put their thumb on the scale one way or the other,” he said. “They asked me factual questions and I gave them – to the best of my knowledge – answers to those questions. So I couldn’t tell which way they were going.”
Podesta said he believes that Stone and other close Trump allies coaxed on the Russian meddling, and he remains convinced that Stone knew in advance about the hack of his personal email account.
Although Stone claims he didn’t know, Podesta said “there’s every indication that he probably did. But I think that’s a question that will get settled in the course of a trial.”
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