Roger Stone Breaks Down Criminal Investigation Facing Sen. Corker Amid Sudden Retirement Plans

President Trump is NOT happy with swamptastic Senator Bob Corker (R-TN). Corker told the media this week that Cabinet members like Gen. Mattis and Tillerson prevent the White House from all out chaos. In a Sunday morning tweet storm, President Trump laced into Corker. 

USA Today reports:

President Donald Trump used his Sunday morning to blast U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Twitter, lashing out at the Tennessee Republican days after Corker had his own harsh words for the administration.

Early Sunday in three tweets, Trump took credit for Corker deciding against running for re-election, saying he denied an endorsement after Corker “begged” for one.

“Senator Bob Corker ‘begged” me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said ‘NO’ and he dropped out (said he could not win without…,” the first tweet reads.

“..my endorsement). He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said ‘NO THANKS.’ He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal!,” reads the second tweet.

Trump’s final tweet says he expects Corker to be a negative voice, adding the former Chattanooga mayor didn’t have the “guts to run.”

Shortly after, Corker hit back at Trump.

“It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”

Buried in all the drama surrounded the war of words between the two, is Corker being subject to a FBI criminal probe.

Roger Stone reports:

  • In May 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported that the FBI and the SEC were investigating Bob Corker and CBL & Associates, a REIT based in Corker’s hometown of Chattanooga owned by Corker’s former employers turned major donors. According to the report, federal officials were examining CBL’s billing practices and Corker’s dozens of lucrative stock trades over a period of several years, collectively worth tens of millions of dollars. While they have not commented publicly on the case, federal investigators have looked into whether Corker’s trades may have been based on inside information.

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  • This was not the only favorable treatment Corker has received from Wells Fargo, which he also oversees as a member of the Senate Banking Committee. Days after Corker sank between $2 and $10 million in a proposed Mobile, Alabama shopping center, the bank announced it would finance the project. Wells Fargo has long been the primary financier of CBL, and the firm’s owners credited the banks for allowing them to weather the financial crisis, which also allowed Corker to retain value in his multi-million-dollar investments. Corker invests hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in his campaign war chest with a fund owned by a former Wells executive named Aon Miller.
  • Corker’s unusual pattern of highly lucrative foreign stock trades has also raised eyebrows and raises questions about whether he might be exploiting his work on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Corker made 92 trades (which were cumulatively worth up to $945,000) in the stocks of 29 foreign companies from January 2014 to April 2014. While some of these firms are well known, many would be anonymous to American investors, such as a French REIT called Unibail-Radamco and an Oslo chemical firm known as Yara International.

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According to Stone, the criminal probe points to the “the truth about Sen. Corker’s resignation.”

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