LISTEN: JOE DIGENOVA On Roger Stone’s Arrest: This Was An Embarrassing Exercise Of Federal Law Enforcement Authority. This Was An Act Of Vindictive Prosecution. FBI Should Be Embarrassed.

INTERVIEW – JOE DIGENOVA – legal analyst and former U.S. Attorney to the District of Columbia – discussed Roger Stone’s indictment and the president’s legal options for securing border wall funding.

  • Roger Stone indicted on charges brought by special counsel.  (CNN) Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone has been indicted by a grand jury on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. He was arrested by the FBI Friday morning at his home in Florida, his lawyer tells CNN. Stone was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia on seven counts, including one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering.
  • Should Trump declare a national emergency and if he does, will it be legally thwarted? If Trump declares a national emergency, could Congress or the courts reverse it?
  • Will Trump use a national emergency to end the shutdown?  The possibility that President Donald Trump might declare a “national emergency” so that he could gain access to the funds he’d need to build his border wall without a new appropriation from Congress has set off a debate over the troubling scope of the National Emergencies Act of 1976. Earlier in January, Trump claimed he was tabling that idea, but a new report from CNN on Thursday suggests he may yet declare an emergency.

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