Roger Stone, an informal adviser to the president, was arrested in Florida on Thursday. He faces seven counts in connection with the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
According to the indictment issued by the Special Prosecutor’s Office Robert Mueller, investigating the Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, Roger Stone will have to answer seven charges, including obstruction of a procedure official, witness tampering and misrepresentation.
Some of these false statements were made to the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, according to the indictment released Friday by the prosecutor’s office Mueller.
Roger Stone, 66, is considered a longtime friend and informal advisor to Donald Trump.
According to the document, Roger Stone found himself in the nets of justice for the role he would have played in the publication by WikiLeaks of hacked emails during the 2016 election campaign.
The indictment also describes in detail Roger Stone’s conversations about a theft of personal emails of members of the Democratic Party by the Russian secret services that were subsequently published on the WikiLeaks website to discredit candidate Hilary Clinton. in the weeks leading up to the presidential election.
According to the prosecutor’s office Mueller, the stolen emails came from the mailboxes of Hilary Clinton and his campaign president, John Podesta.
Roger Stone, who has already denied any involvement in the scandal, is scheduled to appear in Florida court during the day, now that the indictment has been filed.
Mary Ellers is American Magazines’s senior journalist covering federal politics. She has previously wrote for NPR and is a regular contributor to Medium. Mary graduated from Georgetown University’s journalism school with distinction in 2014.