Roger Stone, an ally of President Trump, has been arrested and charged with seven counts including making false statements and witness tampering, according to an indictment made public today by Robert Mueller, the United States special counsel.
"STONE thereafter told the Trump Campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by Organization 1", prosecutors wrote.
Former Trump casino lobbyist and presidential campaign advisor Roger Stone was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., just after 6 a.m. today on a seven-count indictment issued Thursday in D.C. A grand jury for months had heard from witnesses connected to Stone.
Stone denounced his arrest as politically motivated and complained that arresting agents had threatened his dogs.
Hours later, he appeared in court in a blue polo shirt and jeans. "Who alerted CNN to be there?" he wrote.
"This country is literally run by a rogue prosecutor who has more power than the president", Stone told InfoWars through his attorney Grant Smith.
High school student Jonathan Schneiderman, who lives across the street, took photos of Federal Bureau of Investigation agents loading boxes and evidence bags out of Stone's apartment complex.
As recently as Wednesday evening, Corsi was on television discussing his experiences-and problems-with Mueller's investigation and Stone.
Stone was an early Trump backer whose reputation as an aggressive political operative dates back to the Watergate scandal of the 1970s when he was working for Nixon. He also said Stone did not receive documents from WikiLeaks ahead of their public release.
The indictment also alleges that Stone lied to Congress about "his communications with the Trump Campaign about Organization 1".
Stone has since been released on bond, authorities determining that he's not a flight risk. Let's get to it.
Ryan Goodman, former special counsel to the general counsel of the Department of Defense, said on Twitter that the idea could have "significant" legal implications if it could be used to show coordination between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks.
But as details of the indictment made clear on Friday, Stone was regularly in touch with Trump campaign officials through the election and into the transition.
After the committee contacted Credico for testimony, Stone attempted to persuade Credico to either claim not to remember specific facts or to assert the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.