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Steve Martin’s Roger Stone Has A Message For Donald Trump In ‘SNL’ Cold Open: ‘Pardon Me’
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30 January, 2019

Roger Stone, a confidant of President Trump, walks out of the federal courthouse last Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Roger Stone, a longtime adviser and confidant of President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in the Russian Federation investigation after a publicity-filled few days spent torching the probe as politically motivated.

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 would've been able to wear a suit and tie for my mugshot, it would've looked a lot better". These are Gestapo tactics."Stone, a renowned political dirty trickster who has consulted with Trump for decades, is charged with lying to the House Intelligence Committee in 2017 about his communications during the campaign with Julian Assange".

Stone said he would "testify honestly" if he knew about any Trump campaign wrongdoing and didn't rule out speaking about his talks with Trump.

The report said there was no evidence that any Trump associate was involved in the release of emails by WikiLeaks or had access to stolen material before it became publicly available.

Stone displayed his usual bravado, saying Monday that he would travel from Florida to Washington to fight the charges against him and blaming the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a "raw abuse of power".

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The special counsel describes Stone as a conduit between the campaign and Wikileaks, which disseminated internal Democratic National Committee emails in the summer of 2016.

Describing the police raid of Stone's NY and Florida homes, Colbert said it was actually quite easy for authorities to locate his Harlem residence because it's the "only evil lair" in the neighbourhood.

The real estate tycoon was a client of the lobbying firm Black, Manafort and Stone beginning in the 1980s, and admitted in the recent documentary Get Me Roger Stone that the Republican operative has long groomed him for a run for political office.

After Stone's arrest, Trump sought to distance himself from his one-time aide, saying on Twitter, "Roger Stone didn't even work for me anywhere near the Election!"

Thirty-four people have been swept up in the Mueller investigation. However, I think the Mueller investigation is really at the bottom of the barrel when they're looking at people like this. Stone has previously denied that he ever bullied other witnesses to change their testimony, which is another allegation he faces.

Noting that Stone has made the media rounds since his arrest, Napolitano predicted that prosecutors will ask for a gag order and U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson will probably grant it.


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