After a lifetime of dirty tricks, Roger Stone finally takes a fall

Monday, 28 Jan, 2019

Stone was raided at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday, becoming the sixth campaign associate of President Donald Trump indicted in the investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into possible collusion with Moscow in the 2016 election.

Unpaid FBI agents volunteered to knock on Stone's door in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after he was indicted by a federal grand jury as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.

Stone is also accused of making false statements to the House intelligence committee. Trump also plays a central role in a separate case in NY, where prosecutors have implicated him in a crime.

The 66-year-old faces seven charges in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

One must wonder of the media hyped Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on Stone's property was created to help the public forget what they had done to those students.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill on June 21, 2017.

"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.

It adds to the growing list of Trump associates who have been charged in the special counsel's probe. The Kremlin has always denied meddling in the U.S. election. That's what I engaged in.

Stone described his style of doing politics in a 2018 interview with The New Yorker, both of which will be familiar to anyone with even a passing interest in USA politics since Donald Trump took office in 2016.

Well-known for his political antics and hard-ball tactics, Mr Stone has reveled in being a Washington wheeler-dealer dating back to the Nixon administration. "He forgot to tell something to Congress and what it was was immaterial". Mr Stone had been predicting his indictment for some time.

He repeatedly told reporters that he will "not testify" against the President.

"The president did nothing wrong".

Trump's reference to "Wiener's laptop" appeared to be about emails from former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonLikely 2020 Dem contenders to face scrutiny over Wall Street ties Mueller's selective prosecution of Stone, Venezuelan-style Trump seeks to shift narrative after Stone indictment MORE that were found on the laptop of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who was married to a top Clinton aide at the time. Stone responded that "Organization 1" would release "a load every week going forward".

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

Manafort later became Trump's campaign chairman in spring 2016, in part due to a recommendation from Stone.

The indictment brings the investigation even further into Trump's circle of advisers and suggests campaign officials were eager to exploit the stolen messages for political gain.

He noted that Mueller made a point of portraying WikiLeaks as an organisation that has repeatedly been involved in posting stolen documents from USA citizens. The campaign said at the time that Stone had been fired, but Stone maintained that he'd left on his own.

"Politically there is a lot here that is pretty ugly". "I think the American people need to hear about it". "Stone cold since 1968" on the back.

In September 2017, he appeared before the House Intelligence Committee, testifying that he had no direct contact with WikiLeaks during the campaign, did not direct anyone to contact WikiLeaks, and that he did not discuss his conversations with an intermediary to WikiLeaks with the Trump campaign.

When Trump mulled running for the White House in 2000, he called on Stone for advice.

Stone said on Fox News" "Tucker Carlson Tonight' that Mueller is looking to silence him, and vowed to fight on.