Sixth Trump adviser convicted of lying to Congress

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Roger Stone, a longtime political adviser to President Trump, has been convicted on seven counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

The verdict makes Stone the sixth former Trump adviser to be convicted of or plead guilty to charges stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

The court heard he lied about his efforts to learn more about when WikiLeaks would publish damaging emails about Hillary Clinton in 2016, as part of obstructing the House Intelligence Committees’ investigation of Russian interference in the election. He also encouraged another witness to lie for him.

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The jury returned its verdict on day two of deliberations in Washington DC.

Stone will be sentenced on February 6 and could face up to 20 years in prison.

Shortly after the verdict, Trump tweeted: ‘What about Hillary Clinton, Jame Comey, House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff and others. Didn’t they lie?’


 

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