President Trump's confidant appeared in federal court in Washington, DC, for arraignment on a seven-count indictment charging him with making false statements, obstruction and witness tampering.
Stone was often by Trump's side as he talked up a possible 2000 bid for president as a candidate of the Reform Party. Moreover, he had an audience with the special counsel.
Stone smiled as he passed through a gauntlet of reporters upon arrival at the courthouse.
Mueller said in court papers that Stone shared with multiple members of the Trump campaign team advance knowledge he had of a plan by WikiLeaks to release senior Democrats' emails. STONE thereafter told the Trump Campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by Organization 1'. Less than an hour after the tape leaked in October 2016, WikiLeaks began dumping emails Russian Federation stole from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, which, while they contained no actual new scandals, muddied the waters of the overall reporting climate in Trump's favor.
It provides the most detail to date about how Trump campaign associates in the summer of 2016 actively sought the disclosure of emails the US says were hacked by Russian Federation and then provided to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. There is no allegation in the indictment that Stone actually communicated with Wikileaks. On his YouTube channel, in appearances on Fox News Channel and in his many published books, he has peddled hateful falsehoods, doubting the veracity of official accounts of the attacks of September 11, 2001, and denying that former president Barack Obama was born in the United States.
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"I don't understand who Mr. Mueller is accountable to - if he's not accountable to the Congress or the executive and he has broad authority because our special counsel laws have expired, you can see the type of travesty that happened last week", Stone said. "The charges against Mr". Stone also allegedly threatened to abduct Credico's dog.
"'There were 17 vehicles with their lights going, including two armored vehicles in the front yard", Stone said.
Schiff said his panel would give Mueller access to all transcripts of testimony before the committee, including Trump's son Donald Trump Jr., for prosecution purposes.
Trump has called the investigation a "witch-hunt" and denied any collusion.