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Roger Stone Found Guilty of Lying and Obstruction as He Faces 20 Years in Prison

Trump ally Stone, 67, is facing up to 20 years in prison

 on 15th November 2019 @ 6.00pm
stone was found guilty on five separate counts of lying to the house intelligence committee © press
Stone was found guilty on five separate counts of lying to the House Intelligence Committee,

Longtime Republican and Trump ally Roger Stone has been convicted of lying to Congress, obstructing an investigation, and intimidating a witness, a jury found on Friday. 

Stone was found guilty on five separate counts of lying to the House Intelligence Committee, as well as a further two more charges of obstructing a congressional investigation and intimidating a witness following a two-week trial.

Stone, 67, is facing up to 20 years in prison.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson is expected to hand down Stone's sentence in the coming weeks.

the jury found that stone misrepresented and concealed his 2016 effort at colluding with wikileaks and founder julian assange © press
The jury found that Stone misrepresented and concealed his 2016 effort at colluding with Wikileaks and founder Julian Assange

The jury found that Stone misrepresented and concealed his 2016 effort at colluding with Wikileaks and founder Julian Assange to obtain dirt on then-candidate Hillary Clinton.

He was also found to have concealed stolen emails when speaking with Trump-Russia investigators from the House Intelligence Committee in a spin-off case from special counsel Robert Mueller's two-year investigation.

Stone's charges included one count he “corruptly influenced, obstructed, and impeded” the congressional investigation, and also another that he attempted to “corruptly persuade."

prosecutors relied on three main witnesses to make the case that stone lied to congress © press
Prosecutors relied on three main witnesses to make the case that Stone lied to Congress

According to The Daily Caller, Prosecutors relied on three main witnesses to make the case that Stone lied to Congress in order to protect President Donald Trump.

Steven Bannon testified that the Trump campaign believed Stone had contact with WikiLeaks.

But Randy Credico denied his was Stone’s back-channel to WikiLeaks.

Rick Gates testified that he was throughout Stone's phone calls with Trump regarding the future release of WikiLeaks information.

But prosecutors failed to produce evidence that Stone had any contact with Julian Assange.

More as this story develops.

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