Avid Trump supporter Roger Stone was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Florida early Friday morning, according to the office of the special counsel, which is led by Robert Mueller.
A statement from the special counsel reads: “The indictment, which was unsealed upon arrest, contains seven counts: one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering.”
CNN tweeted footage from the FBI arrest:
Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) tweeted in response to Greta Van Susteren questioning who tipped off CNN of the FBI raid:
“It’s possible this tip-off came from FBI rather than Mueller’s office, but either way, nobody should be comfortable having law enforcement engineer with media outlets the filming of someone’s arrest at their home like a reality TV circus. But it’s Roger Stone, so few will care.”
Fox News 61 Reports: “The indictment brought by special counsel Robert Mueller does not accuse Stone of coordinating with the Russian government’s election interference in 2016, the key matter under investigation in the probe. But the indictment lays out in detail Stone’s conversations about stolen Democratic emails posted by WikiLeaks in the weeks before the Republican beat Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Mueller’s office has said those emails, belonging to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, were hacked by Russian intelligence officers. “
READ THE FULL INDICTMENT: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5694704-Stone-Indictment-012419.html#document/p1\
Stone is due in court later in the day on Friday.
The story is still developing. Check back for updates.