By Meg Wagner and Amanda Wills
- Just wrapped up: Roger Stone appeared in court. He’s expected to speak soon.
- Roger Stone: The longtime Donald Trump associate has been indicted by a grand jury on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.
- The allegations: Mueller alleges that Stone sought stolen emails from WikiLeaks that could damage Trump’s opponents at the direction of “a senior Trump Campaign official.”
Roger Stone: I will not testify against the President
Roger Stone just spoke outside of the federal courthouse where he appeared a short time ago in Florida. He proclaimed his innocence, said he is falsely accused and finds the tactics this morning at his house disturbing.
Stone says he will plead not guilty to the charges and believes that they are politically motivated.
He also reinforced that he will not testify against the president.
A crowd gathered outside the courthouse chanted “lock him up” as he spoke to media.
Stone is speaking, and protesters are booing and shouting “Lock him up”
As Roger Stone spoke outside the court house, parts of his statement were drowned out by boos from the crowd.
The crowd also chanted: “Lock him up,” which is reminiscent of the “Lock her up” chants crowds at some Trump rallies have chanted about Hillary Clinton.
Roger Stone just walked out of court flashing a salute reminiscent of Richard Nixon
Roger Stone just walked out of court. He’ll be speaking soon.
As he left court, he flashed a Nixonian salute.
Stone got his start as a low-level aide on Richard Nixon’s 1972 presidential campaign doing surrogate scheduling and other assorted tasks.
Here’s the search warrant for Roger Stone’s New York residence
By: Jennifer Henderson
Along with his home in Florida, the FBI carried out a search warrant on Roger Stone’s residence in New York.
Here’s that search warrant:
There were no cameras allowed in the courtroom when Roger Stone appeared this morning in Florida.
But there was a sketch artist.
Someone is updating Roger Stone’s Instagram
By: Sara Murray
After he was arrested this morning, this message was posted on Roger Stone’s Instagram account:
“This morning’s news is deeply saddening. Robert Mueller’s early morning raid was straight out of the gestapo’s playbook. We must fight for Roger Stone… now more than ever. If they can do this to Roger… they are coming for us next! -staff
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