Trump Associate Roger Stone Pleads Not Guilty in Obstruction Case


The political operative and self-proclaimed dirty trickster appeared for his arraignment at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. He faces charges that he lied to lawmakers, engaged in witness tampering and obstructed a congressional investigation into possible co-ordination between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Former Trump campaign strategist Roger Stone claimed Monday that the ultimate goal of the Mueller investigation could be to charge President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence with "some hoked up frame of Russian collusion" in order to gain the president of their choosing.

US President Donald Trump's longtime political ally Roger Stone has pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to obstruct a congressional investigation into allegations Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

He added that he didn't know which of Trump's senior campaign official were directed to talk to Stone to find out about further releases by WikiLeaks and said he only worked off of information Stone provided him. "I would've been able to wear a suit and tie for my mugshot, it would've looked a lot better".

The real-world Stone indictment included one count of obstruction, five counts of false statements and one count of witness-tampering.

"There were 29 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in 17 vehicles, two of which were armored", Napolitano said on air Monday, referring to the Stone arrest.

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The report said there was no evidence that any Trump associate was involved in the release of emails by WikiLeaks or had access to stolen material before it became publicly available. Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday by an FBI SWAT team. The indictment alleges that Stone was in touch with top Trump campaign officials about leaked Democratic emails from WikiLeaks, called "Organization 1", during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The 66-year-old Stone, arrested in a pre-dawn Federal Bureau of Investigation raid Friday on his Florida home, has denied wrongdoing, saying hours after his apprehension, "I will plead not guilty to these charges, I will defeat them in court".

McKinnon's Ross should have been the sketch's centerpiece, but Martin in glasses and a Northeastern accent continued a recent tradition of celebrity guests playing members of President Donald Trump's inner circle. WikiLeaks published thousands of the emails in various dumps. Instead, he merely shared his recollection of their phone conversation, which he also recounts in his book, Silent No More: How I Became a Political Prisoner of Mueller's 'Witch Hunt.

Stone said he expects to be "fully vindicated" at trial.

"Guatemalans don't spark joy for me", she says. "I think the amount of force when that the police used to arrest him seemed excessive ... but I also don't blame the cops".