Just before dawn this morning, special counsel Robert Mueller dropped what may be his biggest indictment yet. Roger Stone, a political consultant and lobbyist, former campaign official and long-time Trump associate, was arrested at his Florida mansion by the FBI. All 29 of them.
According to the indictment, the Trump associate repeatedly lied about his communications with Wikileaks and committed federal witness-tampering.
He has been indicted on five counts of making false statements, one count of obstructing an official proceeding, and one key count of federal witness-tampering – a charge that alone can carry a prison sentence of up to 20 years.
Crucially, as the writer Arieh Kovler pointed out on Twitter, the indictment says that a “senior Trump campaign official” was directed to contact Stone for details about ongoing releases from Wikileaks – the implication being that perhaps the person doing the directing might have been Don Jr, Steve Bannon, or even Trump himself.
Stone believes it’s all about silencing him and others.
“I will never testify against Trump.” This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about “President Trump.” Nice to know that some people still have “guts!”
President Trump is their obvious target. It is unclear what Trump will do next. The FBI had previously opened a 2017 investigation into whether Trump was a Russian agent?
Some suggest that they will try an indict President Trump next
This is where this is going!