After Mueller Probe Mistruths, Roger Stone Found Guilty


Everything about Roger Stone’s recent legal trouble seems to be playing out all too well for the mainstream media.

First, there was the manner in which the 67 year old political provocateur was arrested; in a made-for-TV raid that CNN was able to capture thanks to what Stone believed was an insider tip.  Robert Mueller’s team denies that charge, however:

The defense team also suggested that prosecutors gave reporters a heads-up about Stone’s arrest, potentially contributing to the presence of a reporter and a cameraman from CNN outside Stone’s home when the heavily armed FBI team showed up.

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However, Mueller’s team told U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson it does not believe any journalists were informed in advance about the indictment.

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“The Special Counsel’s Office is aware of no information indicating that reporters were given any advance knowledge of a possible indictment from the Special Counsel’s Office,” prosecutors wrote in a footnote to their Friday filing.

Now, during a brief break in the testimony of former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, the verdict in Roger Stone’s latest trial was announced.

Roger Stone was found guilty on all counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress by a jury in Washington, D.C. federal court, after deliberations had been going on since Thursday morning.

The former Trump associate and longtime political operative faced charges that stemmed from Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Stone was accused of providing false statements to the House Intelligence Committee about communications having to do with WikiLeaks, obstructing a congressional investigation of Russian election interference by falsely denying that he had evidence to turn over, and witness tampering.

Stone will learn his fate in a few short weeks, with sentencing set for December 6th.

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