Trump Friend Stone Pleads Not Guilty in Russia Probe Case
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Jan 30, 2019,
Jan 30, 2019, 0:26
President Donald Trump's longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone recently unveiled his legal defense fund. Turns out, Stone has actually had that fund's infrastructure lying in wait for quite awhile-well over a year.
Roger Stone, a longtime adviser and confidant of President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in the Russian Federation investigation after a publicity-filled few days spent torching the probe as politically motivated.
The charging documents said a senior campaign official, "was directed to contact Mr Stone about any additional releases and what other damaging information" WikiLeaks had about Mrs Clinton's campaign but do not disclose the identity of the person who gave the order. Lauderdale, Florida, home. "I would have been able to wear a suit and tie for my mug shot, it would have looked a lot better".
Prosecutors say Stone, 66, lied to investigators for the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee who were looking into allegations that Russian Federation hacked the emails of senior Democrats.
He denied prosecutors' accusation that he repeatedly lied to the House Intelligence Committee, including when he said he had not discussed his pursuit of the stolen emails with any Trump campaign officials.
Tucker Carlson (Alex Moffat), Jeannine Pirro (Cecily Strong), Ann Coulter (Heidi Gardner), Wilbur Ross (Kate McKinnon) talk about the government shutdown and Roger Stone (Steve Martin) stops by to talk about his arrest.
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The indictment does not charge Stone with conspiring with WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy website that published the emails, or with Russian officers Mueller says hacked them.
Stone said the evidence in Mueller's indictment was thin, "so I'm prepared to fight for my life". "The other, I think very real possibility, is he just finds a cover-up".
Stone, free on bond, has spent the days since his arrest complaining vociferously about the takedown. There is no allegation in the indictment that Stone actually communicated with Wikileaks.
"All I did was take publicly available information and try to hype it to get it as much attention as possible", he said Sunday during an interview with ABC News.
It is not yet clear whether Mueller would want to use Stone as a witness or would want to reach a cooperation deal with him.
"There is no circumstance whatsoever under which I will bear false witness against the president", the 66-year-old said. Five men - former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, campaign aide Rick Gates, foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, one-time national security adviser Michael Flynn and former personal attorney Michael Cohen - have pled guilty or been convicted of various offenses.