Trump Responds To Arrest Of Roger Stone

Trump adviser Roger Stone arrested on seven charges

In 2017, Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he didn't recall having a conversation with Stone "basically past the first week or two of our campaign", and that "I didn't really deal with Roger too much".

USA officials have repeatedly stated, and indeed this was the basis for launching the Mueller probe, that Russian intelligence agents were responsible for hacking Hillary Clinton's and other Democrats' email accounts and then giving them to WikiLeaks for public consumption. He is also accused of making false statements to the House Intelligence Committee about his interactions related to the release by WikiLeaks of hacked emails during the 2016 presidential election. Stone testified before the House Intelligence Committee on September 26, 2017.

As the Daily Wire reported Friday, video aried by CNN shows about a dozen Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, armed with rifles and wearing protective gear, surrounding Stone's Florida home and then pounding on the door. One pounded on the door and said, "FBI, open the door", the USA cable network says. "FBI, warrant!" Stone could then be seen in the doorway in his sleepwear before he was led away, CNN reported.

Trump reacted to the news on Twitter, calling Mueller's investigation the "Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of our Country!" and added: "NO COLLUSION!" The investigation has laid bare multiple contacts between Trump associates and Russian Federation during the campaign and transition period and efforts by several to hide those communications.

A political veteran, Mr Stone has worked with Republicans since the 1970s and bears a tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back. Mueller's office has said those emails, belonging to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, were hacked by Russian intelligence officers. The first batch of stolen Democratic National Committee emails were released on July 22, 2016, five days before Trump, at a campaign event, called for Russian Federation to unveil the rest of the Clinton team's emails. "Stone was contacted by senior Trump Campaign officials to inquire about future releases by Organization 1". The description of "Organization 1" in the indictment matches WikiLeaks. During that effort, prosecutors note that Stone repeatedly told Credico to "do a 'Frank Pentangeli, '" a reference to a character in "The Godfather: Part II" who lies before Congress. One of the Trump campaign officials cited in the indictment is Steve Bannon, who later became Trump's chief strategist in the White House.

Stone, 66, has faced scrutiny for his support for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, when he implied he had access to information obtained by hackers that could embarrass Democrats, including Trump's rival for the White House, Hillary Clinton. The indictment quotes from those emails, which had previously been made public by news outlets. He is expected to appear in court later today. Last month, after Stone said he would not testify against the president, Trump praised his "guts".

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The president has tried in recent months to downplay his connections to Stone, who had a brief role as a top adviser in Trump's presidential campaign until August 2015 but has been a Trump supporter and adviser for decades.

Asked who in the campaign did, Trump Jr. replied, "I don't know if anyone did". He has known Trump for decades, pushing him to run for president as far back as 1998 after seeing in the NY celebrity developer the potent political combination of charisma, money and controversy.

Mueller also alleges that Stone attempted to persuade another witness, radio host Randy Credico, to provide false testimony to the committee.

Stone responded that "Organisation 1" would release "a load every week going forward". But he rejected the offer. But he rejected the offer.

In a tweet Friday, Podesta turned Stone's words against him, writing that it was now "Roger's time in the barrel".

Although he did not join the Reagan administration, Stone remained a key player in politics.

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