ROGER Stone has said he believes former President Donald Trump will be indicted on federal fraud charges in the coming weeks.
The longtime Republican operative – who was pardoned by Trump last year – made the prediction in a wide-ranging interview with InfoWars host Alex Jones on Friday.
"I would be shocked if they did not come forward with a fabricated indictment for bank fraud or tax fraud against the former president [Donald Trump] by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.," Stone said.
Plugging his new podcast, Stone then said he will take up the mantle of establishing that the New York DA's probe into Trump's financial dealings "is a partisan witch hunt."
"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, they have no evidence of a crime, they [have] no probable cause," Stone said.
"It is disgraceful, but I do think it is going to happen."
He then said, without evidence, that he believes an indictment will be filed against Trump around the same time as the Republican-led election audit in Maricopa County, Arizona concludes.
"Don't be surprised if the announcement comes at the exact time that we learn the truth about Maricopa County, Arizona," he said.
"Don't be surprised, because I see that coming."
Conspiracy fanatic Jones agreed, saying he believes the predicted indictment against Trump would break "on or around July 4."
The reasoning for which, Jones said, would be to "really rub it into our faces as a declaration of their takeover, the Chinese takeover of America."
Stone appeared to concur, before claiming that calls for 2020 election audits in others states are "bubbling up."
Manhattan DA Vance has been probing the Trump Organization's finances as well as Trump's personal monetary affairs for at least two years, court records show.
Last week he convened a special grand jury to consider evidence in a criminal investigation into Trump's finances, the Associated Press reported.
The development signals that prosecutors are moving toward seeking charges against the former president in their investigation, which included a lengthy battle of Trump's tax returns.
Vance's investigation concerns a variety of matters, such as hush-money payments paid to women on Trump’s behalf, property valuations and employee compensation.
The Democratic prosecutor has been using an investigative grand jury through the course of his probe to issue subpoenas and obtain documents.
The investigation also includes scrutiny of Trump’s relationship with his lenders, a land donation he made to qualify for an income tax deduction, and tax write-offs his company claimed on millions of dollars in consulting fees it paid.
Trump contends the investigation is a “witch hunt.”
“This is purely political, and an affront to the almost 75 million voters who supported me in the Presidential Election, and it’s being driven by highly partisan Democrat prosecutors,” he said in a statement.
Trump also complained that he was being "unfairly attacked and abused by a corrupt political system.”
He claims the investigations are part of a Democratic plot to silence his voters and block him from running for president again.
Vance’s office declined to comment on Trump's remarks.
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