Roger Stone found guilty of laundry list of crimes


National News

November 15, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Former advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, Roger Stone departs the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse after being found guilty of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Roger Stone, a longtime Donald Trump confidant and self-described “dirty trickster” of Republican politics, was found guilty Friday of a laundry list of crimes stemming from his chase for Russian-hacked Democratic emails and contacts with the president’s 2016 campaign.

A Washington, D.C., jury took just 1 { days of deliberation to return a guilty verdict on all seven counts, convicting Stone of lying to Congress, tampering with a witness and obstructing a House Intelligence Committee investigation into Russia’s 2016 election interference.

Stone, 67, is the sixth Trump ally or official to be convicted of charges brought as part of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Kremlin’s 2016 election attack and possible coordination with the president’s campaign. He could face upward of 20 years behind bars when he’s sentenced Feb. 6.

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