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Trump Ally Roger Stone Arrested in Florida as Part of Special Counsel Probe

  • Roger Stone was arrested in Florida on seven-count indictment
  • Counts include witness tampering and making false statements
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Roger Stone, a longtime Republican strategist, has been arrested. Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli reports.Source: Bloomberg

Roger Stone, a longtime Republican strategist and sometime confidant of President Donald Trump, was charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller with obstructing an investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and lying about his communication with WikiLeaks.

The indictment says Stone served as a link between the Trump campaign and the release of Democratic National Committee emails stolen by state-sponsored Russian hackers to embarrass Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton. It also provides yet more examples of alleged witness tampering and cover-up uncovered by the Mueller investigation, which has resulted in seven guilty pleas or convictions and more than two dozen other charges.