Roger Stone, the former collaborator of US President Donald Trump, was arrested today by the FBI at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US media reported. Stone, 66, has been formally charged with several charges brought against him by special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is in charge of investigating the Russian plot over Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election campaign that brought Trump to the White House.
The detainee is accused of an alleged offense of obstructing an official procedure, another five crimes of false statements and a charge of tampering with witnesses, according to the Department of Justice. We recommend: Guide to understanding the Russian plot of the USA.
The agents arrived at Stone’s home in the morning hours and inspected the house, which they accessed after the former Trump ex-collaborator opened the door, CNN reported.
It is planned that today he will appear before the Justice, according to the same chain. Stone briefly worked as Trump’s adviser during the presidential campaign, although he continued to offer his services informally after leaving it in 2015, according to several media outlets. Read also: Trump campaign ex-judge on trial for Russian plot
On December 3, Trump praised on Twitter that Stone announced that he was not going to testify in the case. “I will never testify against Trump.” This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, basically saying that he will never be forced to invent lies and stories about “President Trump” by a prosecutor who goes free and is out of control. ) Good to know that some people still have ‘guts’! “, wrote the president.
According to The New York Times, Stone is a longtime collaborator of Trump, who has spent decades driving the strings of politics to influence various US election campaigns.