Now Reading
Mueller arrests Roger Stone on process crimes. Still no Trump-Russia collusion to be found (Video)

Mueller arrests Roger Stone on process crimes. Still no Trump-Russia collusion to be found (Video)

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at Robert Mueller’s arrest of Roger Stone (an associate of President Donald Trump and an Infowars TV personality), on several criminal charges, all process crimes similar to previous Mueller indictments, from the special counsel’s Russia investigation.

Main takeaway…no mention of Trump-Russia collusion anywhere to be found. Mueller does however appear to be telegraphing the Deep State’s intentions to target Wikileaks in order to package and sell the ‘Russia did it’ witch hunt started by Hillary Clinton and the DNC.

Remember to Please Subscribe to The Duran’s YouTube Channel.

Follow The Duran Audio Podcast on Soundcloud.

Via The AP

Stone is charged in a seven-count indictment with witness tampering, obstruction and false statements about his interactions related to the release by WikiLeaks of hacked emails during the 2016 presidential election. Some of those false statements were made to the House intelligence committee, according to the indictment.

The indictment brought by special counsel Robert Mueller does not accuse Stone of coordinating with the Russian government’s election interference in 2016, the key matter under investigation in the probe. But the indictment lays out in detail Stone’s conversations about stolen Democratic emails posted by WikiLeaks in the weeks before the Republican beat Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Mueller’s office has said those emails, belonging to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, were hacked by Russian intelligence officers.

Stone is scheduled to appear in court in Florida later Friday. The indictment had been expected. Stone has said for months he was prepared to be charged, though he has denied any wrongdoing. A grand jury for months had heard from witnesses connected to Stone. And the intelligence committee last year voted to release a transcript of Stone’s testimony to Mueller as a precursor to an indictment.

Stone has publicly denigrated the Mueller investigation and echoed the president’s descriptions of it as a witch hunt. But he has long attracted investigators’ attention, especially in light of a 2016 tweet that appeared to presage knowledge that emails stolen from Podesta would soon be released. Stone has said he had no inside information about the contents of the emails in WikiLeaks’ possession or the timing of when they’d be released.

He has said he learned from Randy Credico, a New York radio host, that WikiLeaks had the emails and planned to disclose them. Stone has released emails that he says support that assertion.

Prosecutors had offered a plea agreement to Stone friend Jerome Corsi that would have required the conspiracy theorist and conservative author to admit that he intentionally lied to investigators about a discussion with Stone about WikiLeaks. But he rejected the offer.

Via Zerohedge

Though nobody is saying the president did anything wrong with regards to Friday’s indictment of Roger Stone (notably, the indictment didn’t allude to any interactions between Stone and the president) Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday felt it appropriate to remind the media that the president “did nothing wrong” regarding the Stone indictment.

She added that Stone worked for dozens of Republicans, and that the charges in the indictment have “nothing to do” with the president.

But if the past is a guide, we imagine this, too, will be lost on the likes of CNN and NBC.

*****

See Also

Former Trump advisor Roger Stone, who has been under scrutiny by Special Counsel Robert Mueller over his alleged contacts with Wikileaks, has been arrested In Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. on a seven-count indictment: One count of obstruction, five counts of making false statements and one count of witness tampering.

The arrest – which like many of Mueller’s high profile arrests, occurred early on a Friday – isn’t exactly a surprise: Stone has long said he expected to be indicted by a grand jury convened by Mueller.

As reporters comb through the Stone indictment, one twitter user pointed out that Mueller had determined that Stone had been “contacted by senior campaign officials to inquire about future releases” of information stolen by Wikileaks from the DNC.

Stone will make an initial appearance later Friday at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale. Late last year, Trump famously tweeted a congratulatory message to Stone after the advisor said he would never testify against the president – something that is likely being scrutinized by investigators. The indictment, which was under seal until Stone was taken into custody, was handed down by the jury on Thursday.

In a summary tweeted by WaPo’s Aaron Blake, Stone was busted for lying about the nature of his contacts with his “intermediary” to Wikileaks (he had two intermediaries previously reported to be journalists Randy Credico and Jerome Corsi) and for lying about his communications with senior campaign officials and Wikileaks about the latter’s upcoming releases of stolen emails. Stone raised eyebrows during the campaign for “predicting” the release of emails embarrassing to the Clinton campaign.

Stone Indictment 012419 by Zerohedge on Scribd

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!

3
Leave a Reply

avatar
2 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
PlatonEddie MHerbert Dorsey Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Herbert Dorsey
Guest
Herbert Dorsey

Information from the DNC that was so incriminating that it caused Wasserman to resign as DNC head, was delivered to Wikileaks by Craig Murray, as he himself has stated many times. If Muller really wanted to know where Craig Murray received this information, he would ask Craig Murray to testify. Since Muller hasn’t done so, one can only conclude that the whole investigation is a political sham.

Eddie M
Guest
Eddie M

Totally agree with you Friend

Platon
Guest
Platon

It is time to consign the USA to the dustbin of history. Luckily, the utterly incompetent, debauched and corrupt oligarchs and their plutocrats who run the Washington regime are assisting in the process

Copyright DRN Media PLC 2019. RSS: http://theduran.com/feed

Scroll To Top