Roger Stone to Be Indicted for Financial Dealings in Mueller Probe, Former Trump Adviser Sam Nunberg Says

Sam Nunberg, a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, predicted on MSNBC that Roger Stone will likely be indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election meddling for "some stupid financial thing." .

"Do you think Roger Stone is in any legal jeopardy?" MSNBC host Alex Witt asked Nunberg, who has previously described Stone as a "mentor."

"I think Roger is most likely—and he's prepared for this and he should be—going to get indicted, on some financial, I'd say picayune, matter," Nunberg said.

"Mueller is treating all Trump associates as if they are the Mafia," Nunberg added. "And he is very selective about that."

Nunberg went on to say he believes Stone will beat whatever charges come up against him. The former aide, who has earned a reputation for speaking rather candidly during cable news segments, said he still keeps in contact with the former lobbyist.

"My last phone conversation with Roger was the Saturday before my Friday grand jury appearance, where I explained to Roger that I had received a subpoena, and his name is one of the people where I would have to hand over all communications," Nunberg said.

Mueller also issued a subpoena in mid-May to Jason Sullivan, a former assistant to Stone, for documents and called on him to testify before a grand jury. During an earlier Sunday appearance on Meet the Press, Stone indicated that he was ready in case he is indicted.

"I am prepared should that be the case," Stone said on Sunday. "But I think it just demonstrates, again, this was supposed to be about Russian collusion, and it appears to be an effort to silence or punish the president's supporters and his advocates."

Although Nunberg apparently still supports Stone, he has not been shy about his disdain for the president. In 2016, Trump sued Nunberg for $10 million for allegedly leaking information and violating a confidentiality agreement. The two eventually settled out of court.

"I'm not a Donald Trump fan, as I told you before, OK? He treated me like crap," Nunberg said during a March media appearance that lit up the Twittersphere.

Since it launched in May 2017, Mueller's investigation has brought 17 indictments and five guilty pleas. Trump has called the probe a "witch hunt" several times, including once in a fiery tweet storm Sunday, where he tried to cast blame onto Democrats.

....At what point does this soon to be $20,000,000 Witch Hunt, composed of 13 Angry and Heavily Conflicted Democrats and two people who have worked for Obama for 8 years, STOP! They have found no Collussion with Russia, No Obstruction, but they aren’t looking at the corruption...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 20, 2018
Longtime Donald Trump ally Roger Stone is reportedly writing a book about the president and the Russian investigation, titled "The Fall of Trump." Kevin Lamarque/Reuters