Roger Stone Isn't Ruling Out Cooperating With Mueller If He's Asked

Spencer Platt via Getty Images Roger Stone on the campaign trail

Earlier this week, long-time friend and Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone was indicted on seven felony counts.

Roger Stone is the sixth Trump associate charged by Mueller.

He also said the allegations against him are false and once again stated he would be fighting the charges and has "no intention of quitting".

At that meeting, Stone helped Trump's father skirt campaign donation rules to pump US$200,000 (RM824.9 million) illegally into Reagan's presidential effort. What about all of the one sided Fake Media coverage (collusion with Crooked H?) that I had to endure during my very successful presidential campaign.

Thirty-five people have pleaded guilty, been indicted or otherwise swept up in the Russian Federation inquiry, which has clouded Trump's two-year-old presidency.

For all the Sturm und Drang surrounding the 19-month long investigation spearheaded by Mueller (supposedly to uncover "collusion" between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia), Friday's indictment of Stone is surprisingly unrevealing and substantively weak.

He left Trump's campaign in August 2015, but maintained regular contact with and publicly supported the Trump campaign through the 2016 election. Stone has denied any wrongdoing.

He was released on a $250,000 bond, but with restrictions allowing him to travel only for court appearances in Florida, Washington DC and NY. It alleges that Stone informed unidentified senior Trump campaign officials of what Stone was hearing about plans by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks regarding the hacked emails. The publication exposed that the DNC, which is supposed to be neutral to its candidates, developed an animus against Bernie Sanders.

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He was "charged as part of the special counsel investigation over his communications with WikiLeaks, the organization behind the release of thousands of stolen Democratic emails during the 2016 campaign", reports the New York Times.

Stone says he would have voluntarily surrendered to federal officials.

A second figure identified by prosecutors as part of the alleged chain connecting the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, the conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, denied on Sunday that he had advance knowledge of what WikiLeaks planned to publish during the election about Clinton.

Stone apparently lived by his own advice and refused to testify about WikiLeaks and the whole "Russiagate" affair, invoking the Fifth Amendment constitutional protection against self-incrimination last December.

Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, had no immediate comment, according to an aide. Stone testified before the House Intelligence Committee on September 26, 2017.

The text message said "well done".

The indictment reflects a case built nearly entirely on piecing together numerous statements, e-mails, text messages and interviews by Stone over the past two years, then comparing some of those to testimony he reportedly gave before a House of Representatives committee in September 2017 and concluding - surprise! - that there appear to be conflicting statements.

On Saturday, the president tweeted that "if Roger Stone was indicted for lying to Congress, what about the lying done by Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Lisa Page & lover, Baker and soooo many others? Prepare to die (expletive)". He also threatened to "take that dog away from you", a reference to Credico's dog, Bianca.

After the committee contacted Credico for testimony, Stone attempted to persuade Credico to either claim not to remember specific facts or to assert the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

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