Roger Stone talks to reporters outside a courtroom in New York, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Stone, a longtime political provocateur and adviser to President Donald Trump, is being sued over a flyer sent to 150,000 New York households during the state’s 2010 election that called the Libertarian Party candidate for governor, Warren Redlich, a “sexual predator.” Stone says he had nothing to do with it. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office has handed down another major indictment, this time of former Trump ally and longtime cheerleader Roger Stone. He is being charged with obstruction.
Via the Washington Post:
Stone, who has been under scrutiny for months by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, has acknowledged exchanging messages during the 2016 campaign with Guccifer 2.0, a Twitter persona that U.S. intelligence officials say was a front operated by Russian military officers who conspired to hack Democratic emails.
Stone, who served briefly as an adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2015 and then continued to informally advise him, publicly cheered on WikiLeaks as it released emails hacked from Democrats during the race and before the election claimed he was in contact with the group’s founder, Julian Assange, whom he called “my hero.”
This indictment comes at a time when most believe Mueller’s investigation is winding to a close. Stone represents the second major indictment from Mueller of a key Trump ally, with the first being another former adviser, Paul Manafort.
Another key ally, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, was indicted by U.S. Attorneys in New York.
So far, there are no indictments against Trump or key members of his family. However, Mueller’s office has been very quiet leading up to indictments so far, so there is no way of knowing if more are coming.