Stone, a self-described dirty trickster known for his dapper fashion and sometimes outrageous stunts, also is an experienced operative who advised Trump on his political aspirations decades ago.
Roger Stone, former advisor to President Donald Trump, leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse after he testified at the Roger Stone trial November 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. Those counts include lying to Congress and witness tampering.
Scheduling was sentenced for February 6.
The weeklong trial resurrected the issue of the Trump campaign's connections with Russia, WikiLeaks and the dissemination of emails stolen in 2016 from Democrats - something that has been sidelined by the current impeachment hearings focusing on Ukraine. Each of the five false-statement counts he faces carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison as does an obstruction charge. According to the indictment filed in January, Stone dissembled on five separate occasions about his possession of key emails and texts as well as his relationship with WikiLeaks and discussions with the transparency groups's publisher Julian Assange.
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While he did not respond to her comments, he was supported by Lovato and Bieber, who claimed Swift was just out "to get sympathy". Swift ended her statement asking fans to speak up to Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun .
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After getting ousted, he tweeted his gratitude to the fans that kept him on the show - including the commander-in-chief. The former White House press secretary was surrounded by controversy during his 9 weeks on the show.
On Wednesday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) alleged during closing arguments that Stone lied to protect President Donald Trump.
Prosecutors put forward emails and texts that they argued show Stone lied to the House Intelligence Committee about having Wikileaks-related communications that he didn't turn over to Congress. Campaign officials saw Stone as the "access point" to WikiLeaks, he said. But he started pressing Credico to broker a contact, and Credico testified that he told Stone to work through his own intermediary. That included a claim that Stone used references from The Godfather II to pressure Credico to mislead the House Intelligence Committee during planned testimony.
After Credico was contacted by Congress, he reached out to Stone, who told him he should "stonewall it" and "plead the fifth", he testified.
Prosecutors said Stone had also threatened Credico's therapy dog, Bianca, saying he was "going to take that dog away from you".