Amid news that a grand jury has been convened to determine whether former President Donald Trump will face criminal charges in a long-ranging investigation in New York, two of his allies – Roger Stone and Alex Jones – have predicted that he will indeed likely face a “fabricated indictment” of one form or another, as Salon.com reports.
During an appearance on Jones’ InfoWars program, Stone outlined his belief that Trump is the target of a partisan “witch hunt” that will almost certainly end with criminal charges being lodged against the former president.
“I would be shocked if they did not come forward with a fabricated indictment for bank fraud or tax fraud against the former president by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.,” Stone explained, while also pledging that his forthcoming podcast endeavor will be dedicated in part to “establish[ing] this is a partisan witch hunt.”
Stone asserted that prosecutors in New York will simply not rest until they come up with something – anything – to pin on Trump. “Let’s be clear. In other words, as you said it earlier, you show the man, and I’ll show you the crime. They’re allowed to root through this man’s business record of forty years, in which he built a real estate empire second to none, combing for a crime…It is disgraceful, but I do think it is going to happen,” he declared.
Adding to his imputation of nefarious coordination among enemies of the former president, Stone posited that such an indictment would likely come down at the same time the results of an ongoing audit of 2020 election results in Arizona are announced.
Jones, for his part, indicated his expectation that the Arizona audit outcome and word of a Trump indictment will both break “on or around July 4, to really rub it into our faces as a declaration of their takeover, the Chinese takeover of America.”
Vance has been probing the former president’s business dealings for over two years, previously indicating that it was looking into “possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct” involving the Trump Organization, potentially implicating tax fraud, insurance fraud, and falsification of business documents, according to Reuters.
The Washington Post has reported that the empaneling of a grand jury is a strong sign that the investigation is now at an advanced stage and that Vance believes evidence of a crime has been uncovered, “if not by Trump then by someone potentially close to him or by his company,” Reuters added.
For his part, Trump continues to project an air of supreme confidence, moving forward with plans to re-start his signature rallies this summer. Though a source close to the former president revealed his frustration over mounting legal bills, he appears anything but frozen in fear about anything that might be coming out of New York.