Facebook removed disinformation accounts it says were linked to Roger Stone, the longtime friend of President Trump. The accounts involved posted about “candidates in the 2016 primaries and general election, and the Roger Stone trial,” Facebook said. Facebook also removed networks that originated in Canada, Ecuador, Brazil, and Ukraine. Visit […]
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held an oversight hearing on Attorney General William Barr’s decisions as head of the Justice Department. The hearing quickly devolved into chaos as Democrats and Republicans engaged in a screaming match before questioning even began and continued sniping at each other throughout the proceedings. […]
A Justice Department prosecutor who worked on the government’s case against the former GOP strategist Roger Stone will testify to Congress this week that senior leadership improperly interfered in Stone’s sentencing recommendation for political reasons. The prosecutor, Aaron Zelinsky, worked on the former special counsel Robert Mueller’s team during the […]
A less redacted version of the former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation reveals damaging new details about the Trump campaign’s knowledge of WikiLeaks’ document dumps during the 2016 election. Multiple top Trump campaign aides told investigators that Trump himself, then the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, knew […]
Trump and his allies have been particularly on fire this week spreading baseless conspiracy theories. They might be turning up the heat because after three and a half years of his presidency, his critics are harder to outrage and his base is harder to excite. Or it’s possible that Trump’s […]
Roger Stone, a longtime friend and former top adviser to Donald Trump, ran a sprawling network of fake Facebook accounts starting in 2016, according to newly unsealed FBI search warrants. The search warrants, published in response to a joint petition from five news outlets, also show that Stone communicated with […]
Despite being told by the attorney general not to do so, President Trump attacked a juror Tuesday in the case of his former adviser Roger Stone. “There has rarely been a juror so tainted as the forewoman in the Roger Stone case,” the president tweeted. “Look at her background. She […]
On Thursday, Roger Stone wore round dark glasses and a top hat as he received his 40-month sentence after being convicted of witness tampering, false statements, and obstruction of justice,Business Insider previously reported. Aside from obstructing justice, Stone is also known for making odd fashion choices, such as his round […]
Amid speculation that the president would pardon his longtime ally Roger Stone after he was sentenced to 40 months in prison, Trump weighed in during a Las Vegas speech. “Roger has a very good chance of exoneration in my opinion,” Trump said. Part of the reason Stone faced prison time […]
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Roger Stone, a longtime GOP strategist and Trump ally, to 40 months in prison. He was also ordered to pay a $US20,000 fine, serve two years of probation following his prison term, and perform 250 hours of community service. A jury convicted Stone in […]
An association of federal judges will convene for an urgent meeting Trump’s interference in the Department of Justice’s sentencing of Roger Stone, USA Today reported. The DOJ leadership overruled their prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation of seven to nine years in prison for Stone, who was convicted in November on seven charges […]
More than 2,000 former Justice Department officials signed on to a letter Sunday that called for the resignation of Attorney General William Barr. Barr has faced criticism over the handling of sentencing recommendations for Roger Stone, the longtime Republican adviser and Trump ally, who was convicted last year on seven […]
Barr’s criticism of Trump in an ABC News interview has raised a lot of eyebrows. The attorney general said Trump should stop tweeting about the Justice Department, after it put him in a bind for intervening in the case of longtime informal Trump adviser Roger Stone. Some, including congressional Democrats, […]
Attorney General William Barr told ABC News in an exclusive interview that President Donald Trump has “never” asked him “to do anything in a criminal case.” He also said his main priority is ensuring that he and the DOJ remain free from political interference or pressure. His comments are intriguing, […]
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday said the US is watching a “descent into authoritarianism” under President Donald Trump after his attorney general intervened in Roger Stone’s case. “Right in front of our eyes we are watching a descent into authoritarianism,” Warren said. All four prosecutors overseeing the federal government’s case […]
Federal prosecutors told The New York Times they are increasingly wary about pursuing cases relating to President Donald Trump. They said the intervention from top Justice Department officials to reduce the recommended sentence for former Trump advisor Roger Stone earlier this week had increased their concern. On Monday, the entire […]
Americans are running out of time to stop President Donald Trump’s authoritarian slide, experts warned. “There need to be mass protests,” a Yale philosophy professor and expert on fascism told Insider. “The Republican Party is betraying democracy, and these are historical times. Someone has got to push back.” Since he […]
President Donald Trump has launched a series of attacks against prosecutors who secured the conviction of his former adviser, Roger Stone, and the judge who is to sentence him on February 20. “9 years recommended for Roger Stone (who was not even working for the Trump Campaign). Gee, that sounds […]
Since President Donald Trump was acquitted last week in his impeachment trial, he and Attorney General William Barr have carried out a series of targeted firings and legal interventions that have the Justice Department in turmoil. “Can’t recall a worse day for DOJ and line prosecutors,” a former prosecutor told […]
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is engaged in a war of words with President Donald Trump on Twitter over the sentencing of his longtime ally Roger Stone. Federal prosecutors recommended a seven to nine-year sentence for Stone on Monday, which Trump derided on Twitter as “a horrible and very […]
All four prosecutors overseeing the US government’s case against the longtime Republican strategist Roger Stone withdrew themselves from the case Tuesday after senior Justice Department officials publicly overruled their sentencing recommendation for Stone. The shocking public rebuke came after President Donald Trump weighed in on the prosecutors’ initial sentencing recommendation, […]
All four prosecutors who were part of the team of Justice Department lawyers handling the US government’s case against the longtime GOP strategist Roger Stone withdrew from the case on Tuesday. The withdrawals came after senior DOJ leadership publicly rebuked the prosecutors and sought to lower their initial sentencing recommendation […]
Trump banged the drum in support of his former associate Roger Stone after US prosecutors said they want to give him as much as nine years in jail. “This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot […]
A new book about Melania Trump claims that she thinks her husband’s former adviser, Roger Stone, was behind leaking nude photographs of her to the New York Post, according to the Guardian. The book, “Free, Melania: The Unauthorised Biography,” is written by CNN correspondent Kate Bennett, and will be released […]
Roger Stone was convicted on Friday in federal court in Washington, DC, of obstructing justice, making false statements to investigators, and tampering with witness testimony. The special counsel Robert Mueller’s office indicted Stone in January on one count of obstruction of justice, five counts of making false statements to the […]
Former Trump adviser Roger Stone on Sunday posted a message on Instagram calling for former CIA Director John Brennan to be hanged. “This psycho must be tried, charged, convicted, and hung for treason,” read the message with a picture of Brennan. Stone is currently awaiting the start of his trial […]
Roger Stone’s lawyers apologised on Monday for failing to disclose that Stone was in the middle of releasing a book while under a gag order. A federal judge imposed the gag order on February 21. On March 1, his lawyers said in a court filing that his book would be […]
Michael Cohen told Congress on Wednesday that he believes President Donald Trump would have been willing to collude with a foreign power to win the presidency. “Mr. Trump is all about winning. He will do what is necessary,” Cohen said. Follow along with our live blog of the hearing here. […]
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime former lawyer and fixer, appeared before the House Oversight Committee Wednesday for a blockbuster hearing about his relationship with the president. During his hearing, Cohen called Trump a “racist,” a “cheat,” and a “con-man” who engaged in criminal conduct while in office. Follow along […]
Michael Cohen will tell Congress this week that President Donald Trump knew, when he was a Republican presidential candidate, that the GOP strategist Roger Stone was in touch with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about a planned document dump days before the Democratic National Convention in 2016. According to prepared testimony […]
The federal judge overseeing the criminal case against the longtime GOP strategist Roger Stone has barred him from publicly discussing any aspect of his case. The move came after Stone uploaded an inflammatory photo to his Instagram account that showed US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s face over crosshairs. Jackson […]
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team found communications about hacked Democratic Party emails between Trump advisor Roger Stone and WikiLeaks, according to court filings. The evidence was gathered during a separate probe of Russian intelligence officers, who were charged with hacking this summer. In a statement to Reuters, Stone said the […]
A federal judge has placed a gag order Roger Stone and his lawyers. Stone has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of false statements, obstruction, and witness tampering. The gag order bars Stone from discussing his case on courthouse steps, and it restricts his lawyers from discussing his case in […]
Acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker on Friday offered credence to a conspiracy theory about CNN and an FBI raid on Roger Stone’s home. The raid on the longtime GOP strategist’s home was caught on live TV by CNN, which prompted suggestions from Trump and others that the network had been […]
The brother of Lauren Sanchez has denied leaking intimate texts sent to her by Jeff Bezos. Bezos’ private investigator Gavin de Becker said earlier this month that he was looking at Sanchez as a potential suspect for the leak, which he believes was politically motivated. Sanchez has links to Roger […]
During a wide-ranging interview on CBS’ “Face The Nation,” President Donald Trump said “you have to get rid of the Russia investigation,” parroted a Kremlin talking point, downplayed the crimes members of his inner circle pleaded guilty to, and suggested he may object to the release of a final report […]
It’s been a busy week for news from the Russia investigations. The longtime GOP strategist Roger Stone, an informal adviser to President Donald Trump, was indicted on seven federal charges. Stone pleaded not guilty to all of them. Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen is also preparing to […]
President Donald Trump downplayed his connections Roger Stone in an interview with the New York Times published Thursday, but called Stone’s January 25 arrest “very sad for the country.” Stone was indicted on five counts of making false statements to investigators, one count of obstruction of justice, and one count […]
Jeff Bezos’ security chief has told The Daily Beast that he is investigating the brother of Lauren Sanchez over the Amazon CEO’s leaked texts. The National Enquirer last month published intimate texts sent by Bezos to Sanchez, and Bezos mounted a private investigation to find out how the texts got […]
Roger Stone appears to think Donald Trump’s presidency is facing grave danger from the special counsel Robert Mueller. Stone in an interview on Tuesday said Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference is a “speeding bullet heading for” Trump’s head. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker earlier this week suggested Mueller’s investigation, […]
Roger Stone pleaded not guilty to seven counts of obstruction, false statements, and witness tampering. Stone has struck a defiant tone since being arrested and charged last week, accusing the special counsel Robert Mueller of being a “rogue prosecutor who has more power than the president” and telling reporters he […]
The longtime GOP strategist Roger Stone said Sunday that he would be open to testifying about his conversations with President Donald Trump. The concession could help investigators piece together big parts of their inquiry into whether Stone served as a conduit between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks during the election. […]
Roger Stone, President Donald Trump’s longtime ally and informal campaign adviser, remained defiant in a television appearance two days after he was indicted by the special counsel’s office. After Stone had waved off the indictment as “thin,” former prosecutor Chris Christie told host George Stephanopoulos “it’s not.” Acting Chief of […]
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi weighed in on the Friday indictment of Roger Stone, who served as a Trump campaign informal adviser. “It is staggering that the president has chosen to surround himself with people who violated the integrity of our democracy and lied to the FBI and Congress about it,” […]
Roger Stone, a former campaign adviser for Donald Trump, was indicted and arrested on Friday. The indictment said that in a reference to the movie “Godfather II” Stone told an associate identified as “Person 2” that they “should do a ‘Frank Pentangeli'” before the House Intelligence Committee “in order to […]
Democratic lawmakers on Friday reacted to the indictment of Roger Stone, a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump and longtime GOP strategist. A number of prominent Democrats signalled that the indictment could be a sign that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference is escalating in an […]
Friday’s indictment against the longtime Republican strategist Roger Stone, who was a senior Trump campaign strategist, contains several significant revelations. Chief among them is the special counsel Robert Mueller’s contention that a “senior Trump Campaign official was directed” to contact Stone about “any additional releases” from WikiLeaks, as well as […]
Trump ally and informal campaign adviser Roger Stone said Friday he plans to plead not guilty to seven federal charges he faces in the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. On Friday, Stone was indicted on one count of obstruction of justice, five counts of making false statements to the FBI […]
The special counsel Robert Mueller named several anonymous individuals and entities in his indictment of Roger Stone, a longtime GOP strategist who was an adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign. Stone was charged on Friday with seven counts related to witness tampering, obstruction, and false statements. Two of the unnamed […]
President Donald Trump on Friday questioned how CNN was able to obtain live footage of a raid on his former campaign adviser Roger Stone’s home. This came after conservative media pushed a conspiracy theory that CNN was tipped off by special counsel Robert Mueller. Stone was indicted by Mueller’s office […]
Trump ally Roger Stone was indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller on one count of obstruction of justice, five counts of making false statements to investigators and Congress, and one count of witness tampering. Friday’s indictment centres around his contacts with people connected to WikiLeaks, which leaked troves of hacked […]
The longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone was arrested Friday after being indicted by the special counsel Robert Mueller’s office. The indictment accuses Stone of lying in sworn testimony to Congress and trying to persuade another witness to do the same by threatening the witness and his dog. Why would Stone […]
Roger Stone was indicted and arrested on Friday. Stone was charged with one count of obstruction, five counts of making false statements, and one count of witness tampering, according to a Justice Department filing on Thursday. The indictment contains a reference to a character from “The Godfather: Part II” who […]
Footage recorded by CNN shows former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone being arrested at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The longtime GOP strategist was charged with obstruction, false statements, and witness tampering as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. FBI agents wearing bulletproof vests swarm his house, and […]
Roger Stone, a former Trump campaign adviser, has been arrested and indicted in the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference. Mueller’s office charged Stone with obstructing investigations, making false statement, and witness tampering. Read the full indictment below. President Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser Roger Stone was […]
The special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted President Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser and longtime Republican operative Roger Stone on seven counts related to witness tampering, obstruction, and false statements. Stone was arrested in Florida early Friday after a Washington, DC, grand jury handed down the indictment. The charging document […]
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe report didn’t find sufficient evidence to charge anyone from President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign with conspiracy for coordinating with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Since May 2017, special counsel Robert Mueller investigated Russian government interference in the 2016 election and possible coordination between […]
Roger Stone has settled a defamation lawsuit with a Chinese businessman he attacked as a “turncoat criminal” in articles for right-wing conspiracy site InfoWars. He will publicly retract and apologise for the claims he made about Chinese businessman Guo Wengui in the news media and on his social media in […]
Roger Stone, a key figure in the Russia probe, is invoking his Fifth Amendment right and declining to provide documents requested of him by the Senate Judiciary Committee. In a letter to ranking Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Stone’s attorney, Grant Smith, called the requests “far too over-broad, far too overreaching,” […]
President Donald Trump on Monday was accused of violating a law against witness tampering after a controversial tweet about his former campaign chairman Roger Stone. Stone over the weekend said he would “never” testify against the president as part of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and the Trump […]
GOP strategist Roger Stone told INSIDER his close associate, Jerome Corsi, committed a crime when he reportedly lied to federal investigators about email correspondences with Stone and the American academic Ted Malloch. Corsi rejected a plea deal from the special counsel Robert Mueller this week because he would have had […]
The special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly has several emails from 2016 between the GOP strategist Roger Stone and the far-right commentator Jerome Corsi. In the emails, the two men discuss WikiLeaks’ upcoming document dump. In one email, sent three days after WikiLeaks published its first batch of hacked Democratic National […]
Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, issued a statement Tuesday denying a new report saying he met in secret with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in March 2016. “This story is totally false and deliberately libelous,” he said in a statement to INSIDER. “I have never met […]
Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi says that special counsel Robert Mueller offered him a plea deal, but he turned it down. Corsi told reporters that he maintains his innocence and refuses to support an accusation he says was included in the plea deal: that he perjured himself in front of […]
NBC News published previously unseen text messages between the GOP strategist Roger Stone and the radio host Randy Credico that appear to indicate Credico knew more than he was letting on about WikiLeaks’ plan to publish hacked Democratic emails during the 2016 election. Credico told INSIDER the text messages did […]
New emails and text messages obtained by the New York Times suggest that members of the Trump campaign saw the longtime GOP operative Roger Stone as a back-channel to WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks has been named in indictments from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office as the third-party group that played a crucial […]
Roger Stone reportedly advocated for a preemptive presidential pardon for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. WikiLeaks played a pivotal role in the 2016 election when it released batches of damaging emails from the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign after obtaining them from a hacker aligned with Russian military […]
The special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly has evidence suggesting that a close associate of Roger Stone may have had advance knowledge that emails belonging to the Hillary Clinton campaign were hacked and handed to WikiLeaks. Mueller’s team is also investigating whether the associate, Jerome Corsi, passed that information along to […]
Special counsel Robert Mueller is said to be asking Paul Manafort for information on the GOP strategist Roger Stone. Mueller’s questions likely focus on whether Manafort has any knowledge of whether or not Stone knew in advance of WikiLeaks’ plans to dump batches of hacked emails from the Democratic National […]
The longtime GOP strategist Roger Stone is seeking donations to his legal defence fund as the special counsel Robert Mueller zeroes in on him. Stone sent a photo to Business Insider early Saturday that appeared to be a play on Nike’s recent ad campaign featuring NFL player Colin Kaepernick. The […]
The special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Jerome Corsi, a far-right political commentator and conspiracy theorist, to testify in the Russia probe. Corsi’s lawyer said the subpoena was not specific, but that he believes prosecutors will ask Corsi about his relationship with the GOP strategist Roger Stone, who has long […]
A federal judge in Washington, DC, has held an ally of the Republican strategist Roger Stone in contempt of court for refusing to testify in the Russia investigation. Andrew Miller, Stone’s associate, was ordered to appear before a grand jury on Friday but he did not show up. Miller worked […]
Longtime GOP strategist Roger Stone said he thinks “it is a possibility” he could be indicted as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Stone has drawn scrutiny for being in touch with WikiLeaks and the Russia-linked hacker Guccifer 2.0 during the 2016 election. He also said he “communicated” […]
The Washington Post reported Roger Stone, a former campaign consultant and close associate to President Donald Trump, has admitted to meeting with a Russian contact during the 2016 presidential election. Stone met with a Russian national who has claimed to work as an FBI informant in the past, leading Stone […]
President Donald Trump has commuted the sentences of 11 prisoners and pardoned 26 – soon to be 27 – other people in his nearly four years in office. Some of his recent clemencies include suffragette Susan B. Anthony and the Republican strategist Roger Stone, who was convicted in the Russia […]
Roger Stone, President Donald Trump’s longtime political adviser, seems to be one aide Trump might be too afraid to publicly attack. Stone recently said to The New York Times that Trump treats his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, “like garbage.” President Donald Trump has never seemed to hesitate to attack someone […]
Roger Stone, a former associate of Donald Trump, told another Trump associate in August 2016 that he had met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into this alleged meeting. Stone said the statement was a joke and the meeting did not happen. Stone and […]
The special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Ted Malloch, a controversial academic with ties to Republican strategist Roger Stone and Brexit leader Nigel Farage, to testify in the Russia probe. Malloch said investigators questioned him about his relationship with Stone, his involvement in President Donald Trump’s campaign, and whether he […]
Two associates reportedly claim the longtime Republican strategist Roger Stone told them had had learned from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that the organisation possessed a batch of hacked Democratic emails months before the public became aware of the fact. Former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg and a second unnamed associate […]
Former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg said he will testify before a grand jury in the Russia investigation on Friday. He also said President Donald Trump “never did anything illegal or wrong” around him, but that based on questions investigators asked him, “they may have something” on Trump. Nunberg has […]
If you feel like you want to binge on some Netflix documentaries but broaden your knowledge of politics at the same time, we’ve got you covered. Netflix has an array of political documentary shows and films – many of which are among some of the best ever made. The documentaries […]
Republican strategist and former Trump adviser Roger Stone said Tuesday he was not involved in former campaign aide Sam Nunberg’s freewheeling media blitz before, during, or after the fact. Stone also said that he had no prior knowledge of WikiLeaks’ disclosures during the 2016 presidential election. “There is one trick […]
The Russia investigation took a significant step forward when reports surfaced Wednesday that the special counsel Robert Mueller was questioning witnesses about what President Donald Trump knew about Russia’s hack of the Democratic National Committee. While Trump is a focus of the obstruction-of-justice thread of the investigation, he has not […]
Special counsel Robert Mueller is probing what, and how much, President Donald Trump knew about the Russian government-backed effort to hack the Democratic National Committee, and the subsequent release of stolen emails at the height of the 2016 campaign. Mueller is also looking into Trump’s relationship with Roger Stone, a […]
On February 20, a federal judge sentenced Stone to serve 40 months in prison for convictions on charges of making false statements witness tampering, and obstruction in connection with the Russia probe. In March, Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted the final report on his nearly two-year investigation to the Department […]
Radio host Randy Credico was the intermediary between Roger Stone and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the 2016 election, Stone told the House Intelligence Committee recently. Stone has long denied having any direct contact with Assange, saying that he had been getting his information from a mutual friend. Credico has […]
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