Roger Stone has been arrested early Friday morning at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on five counts of false statements and one count of obstruction and witness tampering.
Stone’s indictment was unsealed during his arrest and one key passage says: Roger Stone “was contacted by senior Trump campaign officials to inquire about future releases” of stolen Hillary Clinton emails by Wikileaks.
From the indictment: “After the July 22, 2016 release of stolen DNC emails by Organization 1, a senior Trump Campaign official was directed to contact STONE about any additional releases and what other damaging information Organization 1 had regarding the Clinton Campaign. STONE thereafter told the Trump Campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by Organization 1.”
It’s alleged that Roger Stone may have told the Trump campaign about potential releases of damaging Hillary Clinton information by “Organization 1” (Wikileaks).
Stone appeared in a Fort Lauderdale Federal courthouse wearing leg shackles around his waist and ankles before being released on $250,000 signature bond.
Stone was asked by the judge to turn in his passport. Stone said “I do not have a valid passport, it is expired”
Roger Stone went to instagram to suggest that he was framed. “This morning’s news is deeply saddening. Robert Mueller’s early morning raid was straight out of the gestapo’s playbook. We must fight for Roger Stone”
Many Roger Stone supporters went to social media with conspiracy theories about the FBI tipping-off CNN because of their exclusive video.
“The @FBI arrest of Roger Stone at dawn, with dozens of helmeted agents, brandishing weapons, was totally unnecessary. Treated him like El Chapo. Political motives clear w/ @CNN tip-off,” Laura Ingraham tweeted.
President Trump also chimed in repeating the same conspiracy theory.
Trump tweeted: “Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of our Country! NO COLLUSION! Border Coyotes, Drug Dealers and Human Traffickers are treated better. Who alerted CNN to be there?”
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders now claims the indictment of Roger Stone has nothing to do with President Trump saying “there was no collusion, there was no wrongdoing by the president.”