Roger Jason Stone Jr., widely recognized as Roger Stone, has recently been in the public eye regarding special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Stone, 66, is a member of the Republican Party and longtime confidant of President Donald Trump.
The conservative political consultant was previously accused of making false statements to investigators about hacked emails meant to harm the Democratic Party during the 2016 election.
He was arrested last Friday in relation to this intense investigation but released shortly after on a $250,000 bail. Authorities allegedly arrested him at his home early in the morning out of fear he would flee or try to get rid of evidence.
According to CNN, Stone’s travel has been limited while he’s out on bail. He is facing seven criminal charges including making false statements, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice.
On Tuesday morning, January 29th, Stone appeared in court with his attorney Robert C. Buschel. During his court appearance, he entered a not-guilty plea.
The courthouse was filled with both Trump critics, who shouted hateful comments at Stone, and Trump supporters, who also expressed their support for Stone. Watch a video clip from the courthouse below:
Stone is due to appear in court again on Friday, February 1st. Please check back for updates.
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