Everybody Must Get Stone

“Stone was charged by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III with seven counts, including one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements and one count of witness tampering. After the early morning arrest at his home, Stone appeared briefly in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., wearing a blue polo shirt, jeans, and steel shackles on his wrists and ankles. The judge ordered him released on a $250,000 bond.” Looks like Mueller got another witch. WaPo: Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone indicted by special counsel in Russia investigation.

+ “Perhaps the most surprising detail of the indictment is that Stone, a famous braggart, often downplayed the significance of his role as a conduit between the Trump campaign and Assange. He was not, as he has previously said, simply guessing and making vague predictions about the actions WikiLeaks was likely to take; he was an active participant in its attempts to cause chaos in the 2016 Presidential election.” Adam Davidson in The New Yorker: Robert Mueller Got Roger Stone.

+ WaPo: With a Godfather reference and a Nixon quote, Mueller accuses Roger Stone of witness tampering.

+ Stone outside the courthouse: “As I have always said, the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” (Actually, doing hard time in a federal penitentiary is worse than both…) The latest on the Stone fallout.

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