THE FBI JUST ARRESTED ROGER STONE AFTER AN INDICTMENT BY ROBERT MUELLER

Roger Stone, the Republican strategist and an unofficial adviser to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, was arrested Friday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, following an indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller.

The indictment issued by a federal grand jury on Thursday contains seven counts: one count of obstructing an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering.

All the counts relate to the Russian-led operation to steal emails from the Democratic National Committee, and Stone’s communications with WikiLeaks, the organization that published those emails.

The 24-page indictment claims that Stone made multiple false statement to the House Select Committee on Intelligence “about his interactions regarding Organization 1 [Wikileaks], and falsely denied possessing records that contained evidence of these interactions.”

Stone publicly and privately boasted of his ties to WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, but consistently denied any wrongdoing.

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