Dershowitz: Mueller Has Found 'Almost No Crimes' From Before Russia Probe Started

Dershowitz: Mueller Has Found 'Almost No Crimes' From Before Russia Probe Started

A self-described "agent provocateur" of the American right and Republican veteran of Washington and New York City politics, Stone has a tattoo of the face of late president Richard Nixon on his back.

CNN aired video of the raid at Stone's Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home, showing agents in body armor using large weapons and night-vision equipment, running up to the home and banging on the door.

Stone was charged with seven counts and accused of lying to Congress and trying to obstruct the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election. Among other statements, a letter to the House intelligence committee - one of several bodies that were investigating Russian election interference - falsely said "Mr". He is expected to appear in court later today.

The charging documents included new details about the alleged activities of Trump aides, including an incident in which a senior campaign official "was directed to contact Stone about any additional releases and what other damaging information Organisation 1 had regarding the Clinton Campaign".

CNN grabbed some video footage of the Federal Bureau of Investigation arresting Stone, showing a group of agents approaching his home, and, after knocking, one agent says, "FBI". He added that one of his rules is: "It is better to be infamous than never be famous at all".

"Was it the president who made that direction or not?"

Stone continued his campaign to persuade Credico to plead the Fifth Amendment and ultimately succeeded. STONE thereafter told the Trump Campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by Organization 1'.

The 66-year-old faces seven charges in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

"This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about 'President Trump.' Nice to know that some people still have 'guts!'"

How did Roger Stone respond?

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And he is accused of "corruptly" persuading one of his associates, NY radio host Randy Credico, not to testify before the House intelligence committee in an effort to hide Stone's false statements.

Stone served briefly as an adviser to the Trump campaign in 2015 before being fired by then-candidate Donald Trump in August that year.

The Mueller investigation has also focused on Mr Stone's communications with Twitter persona Guccifer 2.0, which U.S. intelligence officials say is a front for Russian military intelligence.

He has faced scrutiny for his support for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, when he implied he had access to information obtained by hackers that could embarrass Democrats, including Trump's rival for the White House, Hillary Clinton.

Former federal prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst Cynthia Alksne had it up to here with President Donald Trump's dissembling lawyer Rudy Giuliani, saying Friday his defense of indicted Trump associate Roger Stone amounted to "an assault on our democratic process". When Trump ultimately threw his hat in the race in the 2016 election cycle, Stone was by his side as a campaign adviser.

Political strategist Roger Stone, a long-time ally of President Trump, has been arrested in Florida, charged with seven counts in the Mueller probe.

Mueller also alleges that Stone attempted to persuade another witness, radio host Randy Credico, to provide false testimony to the committee.

It's unclear how far away, exactly, Johnson lives from Stone.

Stone is also accused of threatening Credico, including through messages in which he called him "rat" and "stoolie" and accused him of backstabbing his friends.

Over the next three decades, Stone would repeatedly encourage Trump - whose celebrity status grew more solidified by his foray into reality television - to seek the presidency.

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