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>> The charges today relate in no way to Russian collusion, WikiLeaks collaboration or any other illegal act in connection with the 2016 campaign.>> Roger Stone, a long time ally to President Donald Trump proclaimed his innocence outside of a federal court, Friday amid these chants. The 66-year old was arrested in a predawn raid at his Florida home, Friday on charges that he lied to Congress about the release of stolen Democratic Party emails during the 2016 campaign.
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He was released on a $250,000 bond. He faces one count of obstruction, five counts of making false statements and one count of witness tampering. That's according to a grand jury indictment made public by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, which is investigating possible collusion between Russia and Trump's 2016 campaign.
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>> He is innocent. We're going to defend this case and we're going to win this case.>> During Trump's 2016 bid, Stone posted messages on Twitter implying he knew material damaging to Hillary Clinton would soon be leaked. The organization behind these leaks as are named in court documents, but it matches the description of WikiLeaks which released emails hacked from Clinton's Senior Campaign Advisor John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee.
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Reuters Correspondent Jan Wolfe.>> There is a passage saying that a senior Trump campaign official was directed to ask Stone about a future email dumps. That could be another shoe to drop here. I think that's the huge question lot of people have is in the summer 2016, who in the campaign was Stone talking to and who directed someone in the campaign to talk to Stone?
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Was it president Trump himself? A member of his family?>> This doesn't have anything to do with president. This doesn't with the white house.>> House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is questioning that.>> It's very interesting to see the kinds of people that the president of the United States has surrounded himself.
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>> Stone, a former aide to President Nixon gave a triumphant Nixonian double peace sign as he walked away from reporters who swarmed the federal court.