Roger Stone is indicted and out on bail
A grand jury has indicted Roger Stone with regards to the Russia investigation. Indicating that he was coordinating with Trump officials with regards to Wikileaks stolen emails. It seems that Roger Stone was looking for stolen emails that could damage Trump’s opponents while in coordination with Trump campaign officials.
Roger Stone is a former advisor to President Donald Trump. Stone was arrested by the FBI at his home in Florida and indicted by a federal grand jury on seven counts.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has found copies of Roger Stone threatening Randy Credico who is a witness in the investigation. And thus Stone was charged with Obstruction, giving false statements and witness tampering.
The indictment included the following “After the July 22, 2016, release of stolen (Democratic National Committee) emails by Organization 1, a senior Trump Campaign official was directed to contact STONE about any additional releases and what other damaging information Organization 1 had regarding the Clinton Campaign. STONE thereafter told the Trump Campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by Organization 1.”
It continues to say: “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. STONE was contacted by senior Trump Campaign officials to inquire about future releases by Organization 1.”
Stone, after being released on a 250.000 dollar bond had the following to say to the media: “After a two-year inquisition, the charges today relate in no way to Russian collusion, WikiLeaks collaboration or any other illegal act in connection with the 2016 campaign. I have made it clear I will not testify against the President. Because I would have to bear false witness against him.”
The attorney for the President Jay Sekulow, gave the following statement about the indictment. “The indictment today does not allege Russian collusion by Roger Stone or anyone else. Rather, the indictment focuses on alleged false statements Mr. Stone made to Congress.”
Stone has publicly maintained that he did not know Wikileaks would release beforehand. That lie which he also told to Congress is at the basis for his indictment. Stone was a key member of Trumps campaign and Stone claims that he was communicating with Trump on a weekly basis during Trumps campaign. It has become clear that Trump and Stone knew that Russia was behind the hacks.
When WikiLeaks started publishing Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s hacked emails, a Trump campaign associate texted Stone “well done,” I am curious to see what else will come out of this and what the final result will be.