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Roger Stone pleads not guilty in D.C. federal court

30 January 2019

On Friday morning, after being released from jail on $250,000 bail, Roger Stone insisted that despite being indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's grand jury on seven counts related to Russia's interference to elect President Trump, he would not testify or "bear false witness against the president". Lauderdale, Florida, home. "I would have been able to wear a suit and tie for my mug shot, it would have looked a lot better". He waved to a small crowd of supporters chanting that he did nothing wrong and holding up glowing photos of him. He ignored a group of protesters yelling, "Lock him up" and carrying signs reading "dirty traitor". These are Gestapo tactics."Stone, a renowned political dirty trickster who has consulted with Trump for decades, is charged with lying to the House Intelligence Committee in 2017 about his communications during the campaign with Julian Assange". Stone's indictment revealed a link between Republican Trump's campaign and WikiLeaks, the online publisher of secret documents.

Mueller previous year charged 12 Russians accused in the hacking as part of his investigation of Russia's role in the election, whether Trump's campaign conspired with Moscow and whether the president has unlawfully sought to obstruct the investigation. "It was really interesting to see how his supporters and Trump's supporters on the right reacted to the way he was arrested", Noah said in reference to footage of Sean Hannity and Roger Stone decrying the use of armed Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and excessive force in the arrest of Trump's surrogate.

However, "not everyone thought Donald Trump folded like an origami swan", said Colbert.

"That's what I engaged in".

Moffat's Carlson heavy handily reminds him that he's old and pitiful and Martin quickly says oh yeah, "The pity thing..."

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"If Roger wants to call me a liar, if he wants to call me any kind of names, Roger is on his own", Corsi said.

Roger Stone speaks after his appearance at Federal Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 25, 2019. The list also includes his former presidential campaign chair, Paul Manafort, and Manafort's colleague, Rick Gates, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.

While Trump has tried to downplay his personal relationship with some of those men, the relationship between Stone and Trump stretches back decades.

He became a focus of the investigation after working on the Trump campaign, which he left early on in August 2015. In addition to physically threatening a witness during a federal investigation, Stone's emails also revealed that he threatened to abduct the witness's dog if he continued to cooperate with prosecutors. Trump defenders like Carlson have joined the claim that it was intentionally theatrical.

Roger Stone pleads not guilty in D.C. federal court