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On Friday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia instituted a gag order on counsel for the parties and witnesses in the Roger Stone case, additionally prohibiting all participants from making any public comments in the vicinity of the courthouse that could pose a risk of improperly influencing the proceeding. The full order is below.
Roger Stone says that more than two dozen FBI agents executed a search warrant at his house. That’s generally consistent with the bureau’s standard operating procedure.
A Lawfare post from Friday—“Get Me Roger Stone”—well and thoroughly explained the most recent indictment from the Mueller team. The authors also defended the decision to arrest Stone rather than to issue to him a summons compelling his voluntary appearance in court:
The special counsel’s office made this [rationale] very clear in its motion to seal the indictment and related warrants and motions, filed the day before Stone’s arrest:
The indictment alleges that Stone and WikiLeaks were together coordinating between the Russian government and the Trump campaign over the release of information stolen by the Kremlin.
An indictment of Trump associate Roger Stone has been unsealed in connection with the Mueller investigation. Stone is indicted on one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering. The document is available here and below.
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