- 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 indicted and arrested early Friday morning.
The special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, charged the political operative and longtime Trump ally with one count of obstruction, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering, according to a Justice Department filing.
Stone was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, following the indictment.
At the center of Mueller’s investigation into Stone is Russia’s hack of the Democratic National Committee emails, and WikiLeaks’ subsequent dissemination of them.
Stone had previously testified under oath before Congress that he had communicated with WikiLeaks through intermediaries.
The indictment repeatedly referred to Stone’s contact with “Organisation 1,” which had “posted documents stolen by others” from the US government and citizens.
The filing said it “released tens of thousands of documents stolen from” people including the Democratic National Committee and the personal email account of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
Organisation 1 is widely believed to be WikiLeaks, which published a huge trove of stolen communications related to the Clinton campaign during the 2016 election.
Read the full indictment here:
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