NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (EUROPE PRESS) –
A US federal jury found guilty Friday political adviser and strategist Roger Stone, one of the closest individuals to the president, Donald Trump, of the seven charges of obstruction of justice and perjury that were charged to him last January, According to the news portal Politico.
Stone, 66, was accused of “making false testimonies before the Select Permanent Commission on Intelligence of the House of Representatives (HPSCI) on his interactions with the so-called 'Organization 1', the name with which the documents describe the page of leaks founded by Julian Assange.
Stone was also accused of “trying to persuade a witness to provide false testimony, as well as withholding pertinent information” for Robert Mueller's special investigation into the possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections.
Although Stone abandoned Trump's election campaign in August 2015, the complaint indicates that he “maintained regular contact” with the Trump organization throughout the 2016 election.
Stone was also an associate of Paul Manafort, who led Trump's campaign for several months in 2016. Manafort himself has been convicted of several federal crimes.
The advisor will hear your sentence on February 10, Thursday. Until then, he will remain free on bail and under an order of silence for which he is absolutely forbidden to speak publicly about his case.
Stone thus becomes Trump's sixth advisor convicted by a court, alongside Manafort and his former national security advisor Michael Flynn, his deputy campaign advisor Rick Gates, his lawyer Michael Cohen and his foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos.