Roger Stone, an eccentric, long-time Republican strategist who tattooed Richard Nixon's face on his back, was arrested on Friday. These included obstructing an official trial, making false statements, and manipulating witnesses. Robert Müller accused Stone of indictment in seven indictments of a special lawyer. FBI agents arrested him in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Stone was later to appear in court on Friday.
Stone, who had worked on presidential campaigns for Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and others, noted Donald Trump's presidential candidate and served as an informal adviser after leaving Trump in August 201
He has repeatedly said it was "a possibility" that he would be indicted in Müller's investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and a possible agreement on the Trump campaign.
Stone previously admitted to contacting Julian Assange of WikiLeaks during the Trump campaign.
The indictment claims that he spoke "with senior Trump campaign officials" about WikiLeaks and "information that could possibly have been" for Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's campaign in the pre-election summer.
Stone was "contacted by high-ranking representatives of the Trump campaign to inquire about future publications" by WikiLeaks ng on the indictment, which refers to WikiLeaks as "Organization 1".
Read the full indictment below.
The indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officials in July 2018 in connection with the hacking of a Democratic National Committee server during the 2016 elections marked Stone as "a person in regular contact with senior members of Donald J's presidential campaign , Trump. "
Stone described his contact with the Russians – who used the" Guccifer 2.0 "handle as" benign ". He told the Washington Post that he had met a Russian national who wanted to sell Trump-dangerous information about Hillary to Clinton for a sum of $ 2 million. The man previously worked as an FBI informant, but told the post that he was not working on behalf of the FBI when he met with Stone in May 2016.
Stones indictment came after his colleague Randy Credico, a presenter of a radio broadcast, testified before the grand jury.