Former Trump Campaign Adviser Roger Stone Arrested, Indicted By A Federal Grand Jury

By  //  January 25, 2019

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charged with 1 count of obstruction of an official proceeding; 5 counts of false statements; 1 count of witness tampering

ABOVE VIDEO: Roger Stone interviewed by Ed Dean At Sunshine Summit in December 2015.

(CBS NEWS) – Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has been indicted by a federal grand jury and arrested, the special counsel’s office announced Friday morning. 

The arrest and indictment marks a significant step in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling and any ties to Trump associates.

The indictment, unsealed Friday, lists seven counts: one count of obstruction of an official proceeding; five counts of false statements; and one count of witness tampering. Stone is expected to make his first appearance in federal court Friday at 11 a.m. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The indictment doesn’t name WikiLeaks, but paints a picture of how Stone was allegedly in touch with top Trump campaign officials about leaked Democratic emails from “Organization 1” during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The indictment claims Stone spoke to senior Trump campaign officials about information that could damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The indictment also alleges Stone was contacted by senior Trump campaign officials to inquire about future releases the “Organization 1” might have.

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