Roger Stone Donald Trump associate pleads not guilty to lying to Congress and witness tampering

Roger Stone Donald Trump associate pleads not guilty to lying to Congress and witness tampering

Roger Stone, Long-time Donald Trump associate and former campaign adviser , on Tuesday pleaded not guilty. He is the sixth Trump associate to be charged in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and the first to plead not guilty.

Roger Stone appeared in front of Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson following his arrest by the FBI on Friday. Stone has been charged with obstruction of a proceeding, witness tampering and making false statements to House Representatives (Congress) regarding his involvement in WikiLeaks’ publication of stolen emails related to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

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Mr. Stone, 66, first appeared in court in Florida after a dramatic arrest last Friday and was released on $250,000 bond.

His case will be jointly tried by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office and the US Attorney for the District of Columbia. His first status hearing will be on February 1, before Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is also handling Paul Manafort’s case.

Source: Jurist.org