Trump associate Stone arrested, faces obstruction charge

Trump associate Stone arrested, faces obstruction charge

Trump associate Stone arrested, faces obstruction charge

The indictment, unsealed Friday, lists seven counts: one count of obstruction of an official proceeding; five counts of false statements; and one count of witness tampering.

Jerome Corsi, a right-wing political commentator and conspiracy theorist, confirmed on Friday he is "Person 1" cited in the indictment of Roger Stone and said he no longer believed he would be charged as part of the USA special counsel's Russian Federation probe.

Stone, who was arrested Friday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said after his release on bond that he would not testify against Trump "because I would have to bear false witness".

"Are you Roger Stone?" an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent asks the disheveled Stone, who was wearing pajamas and glasses.

Stone, 66, made statements immediately following his court appearance Friday over loud chants of "lock him up!" making it clear he's preparing to fight the charges.

"NO COLLUSION!", Trump wrote on Twitter following Stone's arrest, using his most common denunciation of the Mueller probe.

Mr Stone could then be seen in the doorway in his sleepwear before he was led away.

Stone has long painted himself as a "political trickster" for many years. Later Stone also tried to get information about WikiLeaks' plans from Randy Credico, a radio host who interviewed Assange on August 25, 2016.

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"During the summer of 2016, STONE spoke to senior Trump campaign officials about Organization 1 and information it might have had that would be damaging to the Clinton campaign".

According to the indictment, Stone continued to speak publicly and with the Trump campaign about potential future releases by WikiLeaks.

Stone has said for months he was prepared to be charged, though he has denied any wrongdoing.

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Stone has said that the charges are politically motivated and that he will plead not guilty.

After news of his old friend's arrest, President Donald Trump slammed the Russian Federation investigation once again on Twitter, calling it the "Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of our Country!"

The high-ranking official is Steve Bannon, Trump's former campaign chief, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Widespread press coverage has focused on the indictment's allegation that one such campaign official was directed to contact Stone regarding allegedly stolen Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails which were eventually obtained and released by state secrets publisher Wikileaks.

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Stone responded, "That's a question that I'd have to determine after my attorneys have some discussion".

Stone has remained in Trump's orbit ever since, by turns serving as a lobbyist, business consultant, and political confidante.

Though not uncommon for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to make early-morning arrests of targets under indictment, it's the first time Mr Mueller has used that tactic. But the evidence so far shows that a broad range of Trump associates had Russia-related contacts during the 2016 presidential campaign and transition period, and several lied about the communication.

Two weeks later, Trump began bringing up Clinton's health on the campaign trail.

"Members of this Committee had made certain "assertions against me which must be rebutted here today", he stated".

Stone's problem, like Michael Flynn's, is not what he did but what he said about what he did.

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