Robert Mueller made his move against President Trump.
The special counsel filed the one indictment that Trump feared the most.
But then Trey Gowdy put the final nail in the coffin of Robert Mueller’s plan to impeach President Trump.
Robert Mueller indicted Trump associate Roger Stone on seven counts of process crimes.
Mueller and his gang of 17 angry Democrats included five counts of lying to Congress in the charges against Stone.
South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy sat on the Intelligence Committee when Stone testified in September 2017.
Gowdy explained during an appearance on Fox and Friends why Stone should be presumed innocent in the face of these charges.
“Well, I was in the room. I may have asked the questions. That’s one of the narratives that unfortunately has been imprinted in our fellow citizens minds, is that the Democrats were the only ones asking Russia questions,” Gowdy stated during his Fox and Friends interview.
Gowdy then walked the show’s co-hosts through the options a witness faces when testifying before a Congressional committee.
“I asked Roger Stone a bunch of questions and you have a lot of options when you are asked questions under oath,” Gowdy began.
“You cannot answer. You can tell the truth. You can assert a privilege. About the only thing you can’t do is make a material misrepresentation with the intent to deceive. Now he’s presumed innocent, but I had a unique vantage point for both the questions asked and the answers provided last year.”
Finally, Gowdy detailed the two thresholds Mueller had to meet in order to prove Stone lied to Congress.
“I do not know and, even if he made a factual mistake, I don’t know whether or not he had the intent to deceive. I know we spent a lot of time on this WikiLeaks, whether or not the Trump campaign had knowledge that the information would be disseminated publicly. We spent a lot of time on that. I actually asked him an intermediary question. [California Democratic Rep.] Adam Schiff couldn’t get him to answer it. But he answered it for us, for the Republicans, on who the intermediary was with Julian Assange.”
Stone pled not guilty in a Washington, D.C. federal courthouse on Tuesday.
The Trump associate denied that his misstatements were both intentional and material.
Fake news reporters treated Mueller’s indictment as a conviction and statement of fact.
But an indictment is just an allegation.
It’s the story the prosecution intends to tell at trial and it does not include evidence or testimony that could prove the defendant’s innocence.
Mueller intends to throw the book at Stone with the hope that he flips and fabricates testimony implicating President Trump in an impeachable offense.
But Trey Gowdy laid out why this is not likely to happen.
Mueller has a high bar to meet in order to convict Stone.
And it’s up in the air as to whether he can clear it.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.