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Roger Stone Is Guilty in Trial Over Lies About 2016 Leaks

  • Verdict comes as public impeachment hearings enter second day
  • Stone told Trump of future document releases, Gates testified
Roger Stone, center, arrives at federal court in Washington on Nov. 4.
Roger Stone, center, arrives at federal court in Washington on Nov. 4.Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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Roger Stone, the longtime Republican operative and early Trump booster, was convicted of lying to Congress, obstructing a congressional probe and witness tampering, just two days after House Democrats separately began public impeachment hearings.

The U.S. case against Stone -- the last person charged during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 22-month investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election -- included evidence that President Donald Trump knew about WikiLeaks’ plans to release emails damaging to his rival, Hillary Clinton. Stone lied to Congress to protect the president, prosecutors said.