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Former Trump adviser Roger Stone arrested; judge sets bond at $250K

Updated Jan 25, 2019

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Roger Stone arrested; judge sets bond at $250K.

Political consultant Roger Stone, a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, was indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller and arrested Friday on charges of obstruction, giving false statements and witness tampering. Stone, 66, was taken into custody by the FBI. He was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

He told the news network that statements in the indictment that were about him were consistent with what he told Mueller’s team.“What is contained in the indictment confirms I did nothing wrong,” he said. “The investigation being done by the special counsel is extremely thorough. ... They have everything.”

Update 12:35 p.m. EST Jan. 25: Chants of “Lock him up,” partially drowned out Stone as he addressed reporters outside a federal courthouse in Florida on Friday following his arrest on charges related to the Mueller investigation.

“As I have always said the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about,” Stone said.

He denied that any wrongdoing and repeated denials that he was in contact with Julian Assange or any other WikiLeaks affiliates in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

“The charges today relate in no way to Russian collusion (or) WikiLeaks collaboration,” he said.

He added that he plans to plead not guilty to the charges when he’s arraigned in Washington and called the charges “politically motivated.” Full article here >

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