Trump Advisor and Marijuana Advocate Roger Stone Arrested in Mueller Probe
As the investigation into possible collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election continues, another big name has been added to the list of people indicted.
Republican consultant Roger Stone was arrested this morning on one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements and one count of witness tampering as part of Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump 2016 election. The charges surround conversations Stone had involving Wikileaks, the website that leaked emails and information about the Clinton campaign during the 2016 election. Mueller’s team uncovered conversations and emails where Stone gave updates to the Trump campaign about possible upcoming Wikileaks information.
Stone served as an advisor to the Trump campaign during part of the 2016 election. However, after he left the campaign, he still remained in contact with members of the campaign, and gave them the information about Wikileaks according to Mueller’s team.
Stone is also famous for his support of legalizing marijuana, and has consistently said throughout Trump’s presidency that legalization is coming. This is despite the fact that Trump appointed Jeff Sessions as Attorney General and has made no moves to reform marijuana laws.
Some have noted that Stone’s arrest differs from others in the Mueller investigation. Others were given the opportunity to turn themselves in, but officers simply surprised Stone at his home to arrest him.
Obvious, Donald Trump was not happy with this news:
Definitely sounds like a man who’s secure in his innocence.
(h/t LA Times)