WASHINGTON DC — President Donald Trump’s longtime associate and former campaign adviser Roger Stone was arrested by the FBI early Friday morning at his Florida home.
He was indicted on five counts of making false statements to Congress, one count of witness tampering and one count of obstruction of House intelligence committee’s Russia investigation of the 2016 presidential election.
The indictment obtained by ABS-CBN News detailed Stones’ contact with multiple people about Wikileaks and the Trump campaign, in order to obtain damaging DNC and Clinton emails said to have been hacked by the Russians.
Stone allegedly misled Congress about his efforts to communicate with Wikileaks during the 2016 campaign, and about his contacts with the Trump campaign.
The indictment also mentioned that “a senior Trump campaign official was directed to contact Stone” about what Wikileaks might have on Hillary Clinton.
The indictment also accuses stone of attempting to intimidate another witness: radio host Randy Credico, who was in contact with Wikileaks head Julian Assange in 2016.
This morning Trump tweeted: “Greatest witch hunt in the history of our country! No collusion! Border coyotes, drug dealers and human traffickers are treated better.”
After appearing before a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale to confirm his identity in a hearing, Stone was released on a $250,000 signature bond.
Stone categorically denied that he has worked with the Russians to help Trump win the 2016 presidential elections.
Stone’s arraignment is set in Washington DC next week.