Special Counsel Indicts Roger Stone


Stone continued occasionally communicating with Trump and stayed plugged into his circle of advisers, both formal and informal. It says the Trump campaign directed a senior campaign official to contact Stone after the July 22, 2016, WikiLeaks release of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and other groups. He was arrested Friday for lying to investigators and trying to tamper with a witness.

So passionate is he about dogs, Stone said past year, that he'd encouraged candidates for office in his Florida district to condemn the local animal shelter's euthanasia rates. It also included new details about Trump aides specifically asking Stone about forthcoming Wikileaks dumps.

Stone was arrested by the FBI Friday morning at his home in Florida, his lawyer tells CNN.

The FBI raided the Florida home of long time associate of President Trump Roger Stone, whose been under investigation by Roger Mueller's Special Counsel in the Russian election interference investigation.

As recently as Wednesday evening, Corsi was on television discussing his experiences-and problems-with Mueller's investigation and Stone. Stone faces seven federal charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. He added that one of his rules is: "It is better to be infamous than never be famous at all".

"I remember going through the cafeteria line and telling every kid that Nixon was in favour of school on Saturdays", the strategist told the Washington Post in a 2007 interview.

He also called him "a rat" and a "stoolie", prosecutors say. He practiced what he deemed the "dark arts" for Nixon's 1972 campaign, installing a spy in Hubert Humphrey's campaign and later taking a job in the administration. "There was a time when it was fun", Stone said.

They are unnamed in the indictment and have not been charged with crimes.

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It's unclear what will happen to the two men now. Stone then communicated with his associates about getting more information on potential WikiLeaks releases.

For decades, Stone kept turning up in the center of political controversies. "Stone have nothing to do with the president, has nothing to do with the White House", spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told CNN.

So far, there are three main options Democrats are faced with: Firstly, they could avoid impeachment and just wait to beat Trump in the 2020 elections.

Steve Bannon, right, is shown at the White House with Donald Trump on January 31, 2017.

But early this month, Stone acknowledged to Bloomberg that the focus on him was intensifying, as Mueller and his team obtained his congressional testimony.

"Stone also engaged in frequent written communication by email and text message with Person 1, who also provided Stone with information regarding Organization 1", the document read, referring to Wikileaks as Organization 1.

Remember by this point it was already well established that Wikileaks got the emails from Russian hackers - but we don't know who the senior campaign official is nor who "directed" them to contact Stone.

The indictment does not charge Stone with conspiring with WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy website that published the emails, or with the Russian officers Mueller says hacked them. Those Podesta messages, which turned into a damaging story for the Clinton campaign, were released that October 7th, just hours after a 2005 video of Trump bragging about groping women was unearthed.