(Tea Party PAC) – On Friday, longtime Trump friend and political advisor was found guilty on all seven counts of his indictments brought by Robert Mueller’s farse Trump-Russia investigation.
The charges all related to false statements to Congress, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering relating to the bogus claim that he had somehow broken the law by trying to contact WikiLeaks, which he didn’t even do.
This is complete garbage.
Prosecutors claim that Stone lied to Congress about his contacts with WikiLeaks and New York radio host Randy Credico and conservative writer Jerome Corsi.
He was ultimately convicted on five counts of false statements.
There’s a list as long as my arm of Democrats who have blatantly lied under oath before Congress and walk free with no talk of indictments.
Stone has also been accused of trying to intimidate Credico and threatening to take his dog.
Stone has denied wrongdoing and consistently criticized the case against him as politically motivated. He did not take the stand during the trial and his lawyers did not call any witnesses in his defense.
Scheduling was sentenced for February 6. Stone, 67, could face up to 20 years in prison.
Steve Bannon, who served as the campaign’s chief executive, testified during the trial the trial that Stone had boasted about his ties to WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, alerting them to pending new batches of damaging emails. Campaign officials saw Stone as the “access point” to WikiLeaks, he said.
Throughout the trial, prosecutors used Stone’s own text messages and emails — some of which appeared to contradict his congressional testimony — to lay out their case that he lied to Congress and threatened a witness. Stone did not testify, and his lawyers called no witnesses in his defense.
On Tuesday, Rick Gates, a former top Trump campaign official who was a key cooperator in Mueller’s probe, testified that Stone had tried to contact Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law to “debrief” him about developments in the hacked emails.
Prosecutors claimed that Stone lied to Congress about his contact with WikiLeaks and an interview between Credico and Assange in 2016, when the latter was still holed away in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, as well as Corsi.
During the 2016 campaign, Stone mentioned during interviews and public appearances that he had been in contact with Assange through a trusted intermediary and hinted that he had knowledge of WikiLeaks’ plan.
Earlier testimony revealed that Stone, while appearing before the House Intelligence Committee, named Credico as his intermediary to Assange and pressured Credico not to contradict him.
After Credico was contacted by Congress, he reached out to Stone, who told him he should “stonewall it” and “plead the fifth,” he testified. Credico also testified during Stone’s trial that Stone repeatedly told him to “do a ‘Frank Pentangeli,’” a reference to a character in “The Godfather: Part II” who lies before Congress.
Prosecutors said Stone had also threatened Credico’s therapy dog, Bianca, saying he was “going to take that dog away from you.”