….arrested at his home
Charged with Obstruction, 5 False Statements and Witness Tampering
- Roger Stone, a longtime political advisor to President Trump, has been arrested in Florida.
- Stone faces seven counts, including witness tampering, obstruction of justice and making false statements to Congress.
- The indictment alleges that Stone had been in contact with top-ranking Trump campaign officials about efforts to leak damaging information about Hillary Clinton just before the 2016 election.
- One of the senior officials who reached out to Stone, as described in the indictment, was Steve Bannon, who served as CEO of the Trump campaign during the election’s final stages, according to a person with direct knowledge of the manner.
Roger Jason Stone, Jr., 66, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was arrested in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 25, 2019, following an indictment by a federal grand jury on Jan. 24, 2019, in the District of Columbia. The indictment, which was unsealed upon arrest, contains seven counts: one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering.
Law enforcement raided Roger Stone’s house. CNN witnessed uniformed and armed law enforcement approach his house just after 6 am in Fort Lauderdale.
Pounding on his door one agent said: ‘FBI open the door.’
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) January 25, 2019