National Reporter Leading the Political News Team of the Post  January 25, 6:44 pm
Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, was arrested on Friday by the FBI, after he was in the investigation of the special prosecutor Robert S. Müller III. [19659005)angeklagtwurde] Stone was charged with seven charges, including a count of obstruction to an official trial, five false statements, and a witness manipulation, Mueller's office said.
Stone, who has been under surveillance by Mueller for months, has confirmed the exchange of messages during the 2016 campaign with Guccifer 2.0, a Twitter personality that US intelligence officials say is a front operated by Russian military forces who nested to hack democratic emails.
Stone, briefly serving as an advisor to Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2015 and then informally advising him, publicly cheered WikiLeaks when he posted e-mails from Democrats during the race and before the election claimed he had contact with the Founder of the group, Julian Assange, whom he called "my hero".
The Special Representative's Office said Stone will be appearing for the first time in federal court in Fort Lauderdale on Friday.
Stone did not immediately respond to comment requests.