Donald Trump's Advisor & Friend, Roger Stone, Arrested By FBI

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The regulation is closing in on Donald Trump. This morning in Florida his advisor and longtime buddy, Roger Stone, was indicted by the FBI in relation to his involvement with the leaking of Hillary Clinton’s emails in the course of the 2016 marketing campaign. The Bureau is charging him with making false statements (5 of them), obstruction of an official continuing and tampering with a witness. 

Although Stone himself did not leak any info, nor was he involved with Wikileaks (even Wikileaks, in a tweet, that “Stone was trolling to draw consideration to himself”), he was the go-to man within the Trump marketing campaign to get info on upcoming leaks. The indictment says:

After the July 22, 2016 launch of stolen DNC emails . . . a senior Trump marketing campaign official was directed to contact Stone about any further releases and what different damaging info [Wikileaks] had relating to the Clinton marketing campaign. Stone thereafter informed the Trump marketing campaign about potential future releases of damaging materials by [Wikileaks]. 

There’s additionally details about Stone convincing his buddy to misinform a congressional committee with a Godfather II reference:

“Stone informed Person 2 that Person 2 ought to do a ‘Frank Pentangeli’ earlier than [the committee] in an effort to keep away from contradicting Stone’s testimony[…]Frank Pentangeli is a personality within the movie The Godfather: Part II, which each Stone and Person 2 had mentioned, who testifies earlier than a congressional committee and in that testimony claims to not know essential info that he does the truth is know.”

Considering that Stone is getting used as a authorized handhold by Robert Mueller to achieve the President, it is necessary to notice that he is acquired a tattoo on his again of one other President who had hassle with the regulation, Richard Nixon:

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