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House Lawyer Reveals More Trouble for Trump

Congress investigating whether he lied to Mueller, which could factor into impeachment inquiry

(Newser) - More potential trouble for President Trump: The House is investigating whether he lied to Robert Mueller, which could provide more fodder in the impeachment inquiry, reports the New York Times . The revelation came Monday from the House general counsel. While in federal court in DC arguing for the release of... More »

Trump Responds to Roger Stone Conviction

'What about Crooked Hillary,' he tweets

(Newser) - While facing his own legal issues, President Trump has avoided saying whether he would pardon Roger Stone if his longtime associate were to be convicted. Now that that's happened , the president will have to decide whether to commute Stone's sentence or issue a pardon in the middle of... More »

Verdict for Roger Stone a 'Remarkable Downfall'

Longtime Trump ally found guilty on all counts of lying to Congress, witness tampering

(Newser) - Jurors reached a verdict Friday in the trial of Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Trump who was charged with lying to Congress and witness tampering. And the verdict is: guilty on all counts, per USA Today , which calls the development a "remarkable downfall for the... More »

Roger Stone's Trial Opens in a 'Baffling' Way

He departs the room ill; someone then collapses

(Newser) - Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of Roger Stone, a longtime Republican provocateur and former confidant of President Trump who faces charges related to his alleged efforts to exploit the Russian-hacked Hillary Clinton emails for political gain. Stone, who is known for his sartorial flair, showed up to the... More »

Judge Orders Roger Stone to Quit Posting During Case

Trump confidant has mocked prosecution on Instagram

(Newser) - No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after finding that the longtime confidant of President Trump repeatedly flouted her gag order, the AP reports. Stone, who is charged with lying in the Russia investigation,... More »

What Assange Was Shouting During Arrest

He's heard saying the UK 'must resist,' apparently in reference to his extradition to US

(Newser) - Julian Assange did not appear to go willingly when he was arrested Thursday in London. Video shown on CNN shows police officers pulling a clearly agitated Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy and ushering him into a police van. The 47-year-old Assange, seen with a full gray beard and gray hair,... More »

Explosive Michael Cohen Testimony Released

He calls Trump 'racist,' 'conman'

(Newser) - President Trump is in Vietnam—and he is not going to have a good morning after he sees the explosive testimony Michael Cohen is going to deliver to the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday. Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer for more than a decade, describes his former boss as a... More »

Roger Stone Hit With Full Gag Order

Judge imposes it after Trump confidant's Instagram post

(Newser) - A federal judge ordered Roger Stone not to discuss his criminal case with anyone and issued a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant's decision to post a photo on Instagram of the judge with what appeared to be the crosshairs of a gun. US District Judge Amy... More »

Despite Apology, Stone Faces Jail After Instagram Post

Bail could be revoked over altered photo showing judge

(Newser) - Roger Stone has apologized for the Instagram post that appeared to show crosshairs near the head of the federal judge who is presiding over his prosecution, but now he has to answer for it. Judge Amy Berman Jackson has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, NBC News reports, and she could... More »

Roger Stone Apologizes for 'Improper' Photo of Judge

'I had no intention of disrespecting the court,' he says

(Newser) - Roger Stone issued a formal apology in a court filing Monday after posting an "improper photo" of a federal judge on Instagram. The longtime friend of President Trump posted, then deleted a photo of the judge overseeing the case against him earlier Monday with what appeared to be crosshairs... More »

Mueller Triple Whammy Involves 2 Old Names, Plus a New One

News from special counsel's probe on Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, and now Sarah Sanders

(Newser) - How long will Paul Manafort go to prison for? If Robert Mueller has his way, a "long, long time," Vox notes, per a "harsh" sentencing memo filed by the special counsel's office Friday. In the memo, Mueller agreed with a probation department's recommendation that the... More »

Judge to Roger Stone: Zip It Around Courthouse

Defendant has been making his case to reporters

(Newser) - A judge ordered Roger Stone to keep his lips sealed when it comes to the special counsel's Russia investigation, at least when he's around a certain courthouse—the one in Washington, DC., where he's facing charges. The judge was considering a complete gag order on Stone, Politico... More »

After Racy Texts Leak, Bezos Launches Investigation

'Strong leads point to political motives'

(Newser) - The world's richest man doesn't know how his racy text messages to Lauren Sanchez ended up in the National Enquirer —but he can afford to hire private investigators to find out. Gavin de Becker, longtime security chief for Jeff Bezos, is leading the privately funded investigation. He... More »

To 'Lock Him Up!' Jeers, Roger Stone Shows Up to Enter Plea

Trump ally pleads not guilty to lying to Congress, obstruction, and witness tampering

(Newser) - Donald Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone has pleaded not guilty to charges in the special counsel's Russia investigation. Stone appeared Tuesday for his arraignment at the federal courthouse in Washington after spending the weekend blasting special counsel Robert Mueller's case against him as politically motivated, the AP... More »

Roger Stone: I'll Tell Mueller the Truth

Said he's never discussed Russia or Mueller with Trump

(Newser) - Asked whether he would cooperate with Robert Mueller, the man who just indicted him , Roger Stone had this to say: "You know, that’s a question ... I have to determine after my attorneys have some discussion," Stone told ABC News' George Stephanopolous. "If there’s wrongdoing by... More »

Roger Stone Drops by SNL

Well, actually Steve Martin

(Newser) - Steve Martin dropped by his old stomping grounds on Saturday, telling the crowd at Saturday Night Live that "I'm just a normal and straightforward guy." Appearing in the cold open on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show as the recently arrested Roger Stone, Martin crowed, "What... More »

Defiant Stone Says He'll Plead Not Guilty

Trump ally also gave his first post-indictment interview: to Infowars' Alex Jones

(Newser) - As the dust starts to settle after the morning arrest and indictment of Roger Stone on obstruction, witness tampering, and other charges, the 66-year-old Trump ally made a defiant appearance Friday outside a Fort Lauderdale courthouse, complete with an imitation of Richard Nixon's famous "victory" pose (you may... More »

Mueller Makes a Move: Roger Stone Arrested in Florida

He's charged with 7 counts

(Newser) - Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Trump, was indicted Friday as part of Robert Mueller's investigation. The 66-year-old was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and charged with seven counts, among them witness tampering, obstruction, and giving false statements—some to the House intelligence committee, per the indictment. The... More »

Roger Stone Admits Using InfoWars to Spread Lies

He reaches settlement in $100M defamation case

(Newser) - Roger Stone, the Trump confidant recently praised by the president for his truthfulness, has agreed to run ads in national newspapers apologizing for spreading lies. As part of a settlement in a $100 million defamation lawsuit brought by exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, Stone has admitted using the conspiracy website... More »

Roger Stone Invokes 5th Amendment

Sends letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein saying he won't testify before Senate Judiciary Committee

(Newser) - Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, says he won't provide documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee or testify and will instead invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, the AP reports. In a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat, a lawyer for Stone... More »

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