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Roger stone case: timeline of Trump associate’s dramatic pursuit

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Roger stone is awaiting his fate after he was sentenced, to unfold the cost of the obstruction, witness tampering and false statements to Congress, but the drama of the case.

With one week until stone to the scheduled sentencing on Feb. 20, here’s a refresher of what led to this moment.

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Charge

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A federal grand jury in Washington, DC, accused of stone on Jan. 24, 2019, on seven charges that included five counts of false statements, one count of obstruction and a number of witness tampering.

Prosecutors claimed that stone worked for a disability of the House Intelligence Committee, to deny the examination in the Russian interference in the election in 2016 on the basis of false information to the Committee, he had been searching for data sets by the Committee, and convince a witness to a false statement. The charges were in relation to communication stone had in connection to WikiLeaks and the publication of the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign E-Mails hacked.

Stone has claimed that he did nothing wrong.

The case was then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Russian interference in the election of 2016.

Arrest

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Stone was famously arrested, at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in a pre-dawn raid by the FBI on Jan. 25, 2019. CNN, which was convenient stake-out, stone-Fort Lauderdale, work at home, released video of the arrest, which showed that a team of FBI agents with guns banging on the stone at the door and demand that he come outside.

“At the crack of dawn, 29, FBI agents arrived at my house with 17 vehicles, with lights flashing, if you could have contacted and explained to my lawyer,” stone, after a court appearance. “But the FBI agents were extraordinarily polite.”

To pass the time, a t-shirt that said, “Roger stone Has done Nothing Wrong.”

Gag order

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Stone spoke to the media extensively in his own defense after his arrest, maintains his innocence. Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued a limited muzzle and ban the stone from the discussion about the case in the vicinity of the court building. According to stone then a picture posted on Instagram, which featured a picture of the judge with the to be what the thread seemed to cross, Jackson completely excluded stone from speaking about the case.

Months later, the judge excluded stone from posting anything on social media after the verdict that he was against the gag, with Instagram posts, the despicable, the Müller-examination, and in the further interference of the probe.

Negotiation and judgment

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Stone’s trial took place in the course of a week in November 2019, but the drama began before the opening statements.

During the trial, several witnesses made clear, as Trump’s campaign, the staff were eager to gather information about E-Mails said the United States have been hacked by Russia and WikiLeaks. Stone was regarded as a “access point”, WikiLeaks, because of its many access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange boasts of inside.

Prosecutors argued that the stone lied intentionally about his use of intermediaries to provide information about WikiLeaks’ possession, and the publication of hacked the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign E-Mails. She also said the stone was hidden to protect the truth, the Trump campaign.

Stone defense, however, claims that the stone is not a real inner connection with WikiLeaks. They also argued that there is a reasonable doubt that stone lied to congressional lawmakers.

A further defense of stone’s team forward was that there is no way he could have lied about a mediator between himself and WikiLeaks, because there is no intermediary. Radio host Randy Credico and author Jerome Corsi, who is said to have been stone ‘ s go-betweens, the communicated never with WikiLeaks, the said defence, also if stone thought they had.

A jury ultimately found that the stone-guilty on all counts.

Condemnation drama

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Stone is currently scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 20. Prosecutors have filed, recommending a condemnation of the memo, a prison sentence between 87 and 108 months in prison. Trump criticized the recommendation, on Twitter, and the Ministry of justice, later a new submission put recommend a more lenient sentence.

“The Department was shocked to see the sentencing recommendation for the submission in the stone case last night,” a senior DOJ official told Fox News. “The sentencing recommendation was briefed was to the Department.”

State lawyers withdrew from the case, according to senior officials, has made the change.

Democrats, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, and Richard Blumenthal demanded that attorney General William Barr to resign, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, called for a DOJ inspector General investigation, the change in the position, and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., not to say went so far that a second impeachment of the President was “off the table.”

The drama reported just a continuation from there, if the jury foreperson Tomeka was Hard, as the publication on social media and you support the prosecutors, who had resigned. It was then discovered that Hart had suggested a news on Twitter and Facebook in the past, that a political bias.

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A spokesman for stone, Grant Smith, told Fox News that Stone’s legal team looking into how this development deal.

To identify “Mr. stone and his defence team is diligently working on the review of the newly reported data, the appropriate next steps,” Smith said in a statement.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman, Jake Gibson, David Spunt, Edmund DeMarche, Gregg Re, Marisa, Schultz, and Jenkins handle contributed to this report.

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