Roger Stone found guilty of lying to Congress, witness tampering

Source: Politico | November 15, 2019 | Darren Samuelsohn and Josh Gerstein

The charges against the longtime GOP operative were brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Roger Stone has been found guilty on all charges in a case accusing the longtime Donald Trump adviser of seeking to thwart a House investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

After a trial that spanned just over a week, a federal court jury in Washington, D.C., convicted Stone on five felony counts of lying to investigators, one count of obstructing a congressional probe and one count of witness tampering.

The charges against Stone were brought by Robert Mueller and handed off to career federal prosecutors in Washington after the special counsel’s Russia probe ended this spring.

The guilty verdicts represent the biggest victory for prosecutors in a Mueller-brought case since former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight felony charges at a trial in northern Virginia over a year ago. In the courtroom for Stone’s trial, there were ample signs of the case’s origins.

Two of the prosecutors, Aaron Zelinsky and Adam Jed, previously served on Mueller’s staff. Several Mueller team veterans seemed keenly interested in the case, popping up in the courtroom gallery as spectators during opening and closing statements.

Stone’s fate now rests in part with Trump, who has the power to issue an election-season pardon or commutation to spare one of his longest-running political advisers any jail time.

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  •  EVERYDAY #33382

    It’s a witch hunt!

    Well, that’s what the Trumpers are saying. They are trying Stone’s conviction to the impeachment proceedings and parroting Trump’s tweets. Even the most minute criticism is a witch hunt or a coup or something.

    They are all such drama queens.

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     ConservativeGranny #33393

    Trump is too stupid NOT to pardon Stone. Go ahead Donald. Dig the hole deeper.

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