Roger stone-attorneys are arguing reasonable doubt in closing arguments, the Prosecutor says that he lied intentionally

nearvideo Roger stone comes in court-feeling “much better,” according to the statement, food poisoning

Many years of trump confidant Roger stone is back in Washington Federal court for the selection of the jury after he claimed he was sick on the first day of the trial; David Spunt reports from the scene.

In closing arguments in the trial of a colorful former Trump confidant Roger stone took place on Wednesday, with the plaintiffs arguing that the longtime political operative lying on purpose Congress and worked to undermine the legislative investigation into the Russian interference in the election of 2016, while Stein’s lawyers argued that there is reasonable doubt that he lied to legislators.

The statements of the prosecution and the defense marks the end of a lively negotiation was interrupted by several references to the “godfather” movies and dognapping. The Federal jury is now going to be discussed as to whether or not stone is guilty of witness tampering, and lying to Congress about his attempts to WikiLeaks about the hacked E-Mails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

“A person, the House Intelligence] Committee for investigation,” state’s attorney Jonathan said in good faith they would not say and do all the things the stone has in the year 2018, and it shows what can hinder in his head all along, the [Kravis.


Kravis argues that stone lied to the protection of the Trump campaign. Several witnesses have made it clear, as Trump employees were eager to take advantage of the more than 19,000 E-Mails that had been hacked by Russia of the DNC and were released in batches by WikiLeaks.

Steve Bannon, who served as the campaign’s chief executive, said that stone had boasted about his links to WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, this outstanding new batch of malicious E-Mails. Campaign officials saw the stone as an “access point”, WikiLeaks, Bannon said.

As a result of the campaign, to contact with WikiLeaks, and learn more about the content and timing of the forthcoming E-Mail-releases, saw to stone.


“Roger stone knew that if this information came out, it would really look bad before his long-time friend Donald Trump, so he lied to the Committee,” said Kravis. “He has not only tried, but succeeded in hindering the investigation of the Committee.”

Stone was indicted in January as part of the special counsel, to Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian actions during the 2016 campaign. He has denied any wrongdoing.

During the process, stone’s attorney, Bruce Rogow, does not deny that stone had said, the house Committee things that were untrue. Rogov described his client as a natural braggart, whose claims of insiders do not match the information with the reality.

However, Rogov argues that stone does not have any “corrupt intent,” and argues that there is to condemn “reasonable doubt” and to his clients.

“If you hesitate about your conclusions in this matter, then you have reasonable doubt,” Rogov told jurors during the closing arguments, before you ask rhetorically: “Why should he lie, make things, the documents you create to provide you additional documents? Why would he voluntarily go and lie about you? There is no motive.”


Stone’s trial was something of a spectacle in Washington, before he has begun, even as the eyes of the world were drawn to the house impeachment inquiry. A spectator collapsed during jury selection, just before stone himself sick from food poisoning and left court early.

On another day, as the stone buildings dined in the court cafeteria with the rights of a provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, the protesters turned to a large inflatable rat, which looked, as a trump card against the cafeteria windows.

During the trial, the jury heard of Randy Credico, a New York radio talk show host and comedian, posted an interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the year 2016, when Assange prosecution was to escape by taking refuge in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London.

During the 2016 campaign, stone had mentioned in interviews and public appearances, that he was in contact with Assange through a trusted intermediary trusted and pointed to Insider knowledge of WikiLeaks’ plans. But he began to Credico, broker press a contact, and Credico testified that he told Stone to work through his own agents.


Still earlier testimony revealed that the stone, while he was in front of the house Intelligence Committee, named Credico, as his intermediary to Assange and under pressure Credico is not for him to contradict. According to Credico was contacted by the Congress, he reached out to Stein, who told him that he should “stonewall,” and “plead the fifth,” he testified.


Stone and Credico called a “rat” and a “stoolie” in a threatening April 2018 E-Mail. Credico also testified that the stone used repeated references to “The godfather, part II”, in order to intimidate him to back up either of stone’s testimony before the Congress or refuses to testify.

Prosecutors said Stein had also Credico therapy dog, a Coton de Tulear named Bianca threatened.


“I’ll take the dog away from them,” prosecutors said stone wrote in the threatening message.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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