Roger Stone leaves open possibility of cooperating with special counsel

Roger Stone leaves open possibility of cooperating with special counsel

Roger Stone leaves open possibility of cooperating with special counsel

After Wikileaks released its second batch of emails, Stone bragged to "senior Trump Campaign officials" that he had correctly predicted the data dump, according to the indictment.

Several charges were filed against Stone, including witness tampering and false statements.

"Categorically not, no. Absolutely not", Stone said.

We reached out to Sam Nunberg for further comment, but have yet to hear back from him.

Mr Stone, 66, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a dawn raid at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and released on $250,000 bail after a brief hearing. While the arrest came as a part of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged collusion between Donald Trump and Russia, Stone stands accused of a bunch of process crimes.

Donald Trump has now tried to distance himself from indicted Roger Stone, saying his one time confidant "never even worked for me near the election".

"The president's right, there is no Russian Federation collusion", Stone added, stating that he and Trump have never discussed any possibility of a "pardon" should Stone be convicted of the federal charges.

The question today is: Did Stone play dirty and illegal tricks for President Donald Trump?

Stone was pressed by Stephanopoulos after claiming "I did forget on some occasions" about damning texts and emails procured by investigators given that he'd previously testified about correspondence with associate Randy Credico on the same day.

Trump's tweet comes after the Department of Justice released a report past year on former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump seeks to shift narrative after Stone indictment Who allowed FISA surveillance abuse? "Roger will love every minute of it and while prosecutors may say this is a slam dunk case, don't count him out". "That's what I engaged in - it's called politics", he said. His political career began with the Nixon presidential campaign in 1972. He also co-founded the lobbying firm Black, Manafort, Stone along with Charles R. Black Jr. and Paul Manafort. The group became known for its effectives in helping Republican causes and willingness to take on unsavoury clients, such as dictators Mobutu Sese Seko in the Republic of the Congo and Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, appearing on CNN Friday morning, said, "This has nothing to do with the president and certainly nothing to do with the White House".

Trump is facing investigations in Washington and NY.

Stone has remained in Trump's orbit ever since, by turns serving as a lobbyist, business consultant, and political confidante. The indictment against Stone does not allege that Stone or anyone in the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation. Ted Cruz to the tabloids and cultivated support for Trump among the fringes of the conservative online movement, including Alex Jones' InfoWars. Stone said he learned that WikiLeaks had obtained the stolen Clinton campaign emails after Julian Assange appeared on television, from the embassy in London, and announced that he had possession of them. Schiff says the most significant allegation is that a senior campaign official "was directed" in July 2016 to contact Stone about additional WikiLeaks releases.

According to the indictment, on October 7, 2016, after WikiLeaks released the first batch of emails connected to then campaign chairman John Podesta's emails, Stone received a text message from "an associate of the high-ranking Trump campaign official".

A crowd chanted "Lock Him Up", riffing on the "Lock Her Up" chant that Trump and his surrogates led against Clinton at rallies in 2016.

Stone denied any wrongdoing: "None whatsoever".

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