Ex-Trump adviser accuses Russian Federation probe of ‘Gestapo tactics’

In his 24-page indictment of Stone, which laid out charges of witness tampering, obstruction of justice and lying to Congress, Mueller painted the clearest picture yet of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Schiff, who appeared on ABC's "This Week" immediately after Stone was interviewed, said that the longtime confidant of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBillionaire investor says he'd back primary challenger to Trump: report Trump donates 0,000 from salary to alcoholism research How the government will reopen MORE, who was indicted on seven federal counts Friday, is "presumed innocent".

Roger Stone, an ally of President Donald Trump and a longtime Republican operative, did not rule out on Sunday cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.

It alleges that an unidentified senior Trump campaign official was "directed" to keep in contact with Stone about when stolen emails relating to Clinton might be disclosed.

"I'd also testify honestly about any other matter, including any communications with the president", he said. "This is an American nightmare that they would arrest somebody like this", Napolitano said on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday, explaining that Stone is not charged with violent crimes, has no criminal past and is not a flight risk.

The timing of Stone's domain name registration, therefore, suggests that Stone has anticipated to be charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for quite some time-in marked contrast to his somewhat triumphant tone during and after his congressional testimony. He was accused under seven items within the investigation of Russia's meddling in the USA elections in 2016.

"All I did was take publicly available information and try to hype it to get it as much attention as possible, because I had a tip the information was politically significant and that it would come in October", he added.

Stone also rejected the idea that he had any inside line to WikiLeaks, which released materials in 2016 stolen by Russia's military intelligence agency, or that he was part of a conspiracy to help swing the 2016 election for Donald Trump.

Stone said he understood. Martin was jokingly introduced as "a man you look at and instantly think 'I trust this guy'".

On December 24, 2017, Randy Credico, a NY radio host who had interviewed Julian Assange, sent a text message to Stone suggesting that they should be honest with the Federal Bureau of Investigation after Stone made false statements to the HPSCI hearing.

He has asserted his innocence in a series of TV interviews since his pre-dawn arrest Friday in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

However, "not everyone thought Donald Trump folded like an origami swan", said Colbert. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) agreed that it's a "pretty damning indictment" and said Stone's defense is pretty typical of "every white-collar defendant in this circumstance". If found guilty, he could face up to 20 years in prison.

  • Tracy Klein