35 Burst results for "Roger Stone"

Former FBI Agent Steve Gray: 'The Bureau Rules by Fear'

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:11 min | 3 weeks ago

Former FBI Agent Steve Gray: 'The Bureau Rules by Fear'

"If I had been, I'm not a law enforcement officer, but if I had been one of the special agents, tasked to raid Roger Stone's home, an elderly man with a deaf wife, who was told to take a loaded M4 carbine, put on a body armor, hard plated vest at 6 a.m., bang on the door with a fast boat behind the building in the canal and FBI helicopters above the building. I hope I hope that I would have had the courage to give my supervisory special agent or the a sack or what have you. My badge and tell him, sir, here's my gun, here's my badge, this is wrong. This is a politically driven issue in the past you would have requested the bureau would have said to Roger Stone's lawyer, would your client please come into our field office tomorrow at 10 a.m. and not raid his house like he's a head of the Medellín drug cartel. Is that demand that I would make of myself, is that unreasonable and are you disappointed by the fact that we don't seem to see pushback in an overly politicized bureau today? That's absolutely correct. You have to understand the bureau. The bureau rules by fear within the organization. They rule with an iron fist and they rule with fear, meaning that they keep the agents in fear constantly of either losing their job or getting a high suspension. And the reason is is because they just tell, look, there's always somebody that can take your place. So there's a lot of that going on. And these guys have families. They have, you know, they have houses and mortgages that they have to pay for. But in that Roger Stone case, you're absolutely right. They should have, they would have normally just called him and said, we have a warrant for your arrest. Have your attorney bring you down to the FBI building. We'll come bring you through the back door. We'll process you. We'll take you over to the courthouse, and you'll probably be ROR and release your own recognizance that day, and he'd been back home probably by 3

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Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Roger Stone, Alex Jones

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 6 months ago

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Roger Stone, Alex Jones

"Hi Mike Rossio reporting the house January six panel subpoenas Roger stone and Alex Jones the house select committee investigating the January sixth insurrection at the US capitol has issued subpoenas to five more individuals including Roger stone an ally of former president Donald Trump and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones the subpoenas demanded documents and testimony from stone Jones and three people accused of organizing and promoting the two rallies that took place January sixth in the nation's capital representative Bennie Thompson the democratic chair of the panel said we need to know who organized planned paid for and received funds related to those events the committee also wants to know what communications organizers had with officials in the White House and Congress Mike

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How Are We to Trust Dr. Fauci, Who Has Lied to Congress?

Mark Levin

01:18 min | 9 months ago

How Are We to Trust Dr. Fauci, Who Has Lied to Congress?

"If you knew an individual From whom you seek advice. Who's been in the federal government for decades. Just like you, Biden. That he runs and agency That provided funding That provided funding for gain of function research that is Taking a virus and making it even a bigger killer virus. How is it that that individual isn't fired? How is it that that individual continues to be a top adviser? How is it that an individual continues to be a a major draw claimed to have authority on CNN and MSNBC with The New York Times with the Washington Post? These bombs shall documents that were released. By the intercept, which is a left wing site. We talked about this. Joseph Wolfson at Fox pointed out allegations are fueling that Dr Fauci lied to Congress over whether or not the U. S government funded Gate of function Research. How can Roger Stone was trashed? And others are trash being accused of lying to Congress.

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Capitol Police officers sue Trump, allies over insurrection

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 9 months ago

Capitol Police officers sue Trump, allies over insurrection

"A number of capitol police officers are suing former president Donald Trump his political allies in far right groups for the January sixth attack on the capital the lawyers committee for civil rights under the laws filed suit in Washington DC federal court for several capitol police officers naming former president Donald Trump his campaign ally Roger stone and members of the proud boys an oath keepers who were at the capitol and in Washington on January sixth the action claims trump and his allies touched off the violent seas of the capital that injured dozens of police officers and disrupted a certification of Joe Biden's presidential election several of those named in the suit face federal criminal charges the officers in a statement released by their lawyers say the legal action is to make sure the people who did this are held accountable and that no one can do this again Tim acquire Washington

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Justice Department Sues Roger Stone Over $2M in Unpaid Taxes

Bloomberg Opinion

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

Justice Department Sues Roger Stone Over $2M in Unpaid Taxes

"The federal government is taking an ally of former President Trump to court over unpaid taxes. The justice farming filed the lawsuit on Friday against Roger Stone, accusing him and his wife of owing nearly $2 million in income taxes. The lawsuit alleges a couple used a corporate entity they controlled to find a lavish lifestyle despite owing money. Stone was convicted in 2019 is part of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. But received a pardon from then President Trump in

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FBI arrests 2, including Stone bodyguard, in Capitol riot

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 1 year ago

FBI arrests 2, including Stone bodyguard, in Capitol riot

"Hi Mike Rossi reporting the FBI tracks down two more suspects in the capital riot two men arrested over the weekend in connection with the capital rights appear to have taken measures to avoid apprehension assistant U. S. attorney Benjamin Jian forty told a magistrate judge in federal court Monday thirty six year old Roberto minuta had canceled his phone account on March first and got rid of his iPhone The New York Times reports we knew it was one of six bodyguards for a long time trump confidante Roger stone in the hours before the January sixth insurrection thirty two year old Isaac Steve sturgeon of Dillon Montana was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport Saturday had left the country the F. B. I. says sturgeon traveled to Kenya on January twenty fourth but he was deported back to New York Mike Crossey out Washington

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"Unprecedented" What we know about the Capitol riot arrests

World News Tonight with David Muir

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"Unprecedented" What we know about the Capitol riot arrests

"Also have new reporting tonight. Investigation into the capital riot with former president. Trump's senate impeachment trial now just days away. What happened earlier that day is. Abc news now obtains new video. Showing trump confidante roger stone flanked by members of militia group. The day of the deadly siege at giancarl. Here tonight. i'm what else we've learned about the hours before the riots. Abc news has learned this house. Prosecutors prepare to make the case that donald trump is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. They're reviewing videos of trump associates. In the hours before the riot including this video from that morning i brought to light today by abc news. It shows longtime trump confidante roger stone who was pardoned by trump flanked by members of a militia group. So hopefully we have this today right. She'll say we shall see. We don't know what the men were referring to and stone has maintained that he played no role whatsoever in january sixth events and said quote. I had no advanced knowledge of the riot at the capitol. These men near stone clearly wearing the insignia of the keepers extremist group known to have been involved in the capital siege. The same manner later seen in news photographs that the capital confronting capitol police officers house prosecutors will attempt to convince senators that the president incited the riot with his words and actions. And if you don't fight like hell you're not gonna have a country anymore in this video shot by new yorker reporter luke wilson. Some of the rioters make it clear. They believe they're carrying out the wishes of donald trump jacob chan's lead the arizona man who wore face paint and horns and who allegedly left a note on the vice president's desk toy matter time justice he's coming says that he was there because president trump wanted him there. He walked down constitution avenue and entered the capital. He was there at the invitation of end request of our president of the one hundred. Eighty two accused rioters facing federal charges for their involvement in the capital riot. Abc news has identified more than a dozen who have said they were just doing what. President trump wanted them to do like jenna ryan of texas. Who told station. tv t. I thought i was following my president. I thought i was following what we were called to do. Other alleged garrett miller seen here on surveillance video inside the capitol said in a statement released by his lawyer quote. I believe i was following. The instructions of former president trump. His attorney says miller now regrets his actions on january sixth and that they were a misguided effort to show support for

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Trump faces deadline for impeachment response ahead of Senate trial

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

01:16 min | 1 year ago

Trump faces deadline for impeachment response ahead of Senate trial

"Trump has until tomorrow to file a formal response to his impeachment. Charge of inciting an insurrection at the capitol on six january as you may know by now. Trump lost his entire legal team over the weekend. He has since named two new lawyers just last night. They are david showing and bruce. Castor junior shown as a georgia based lawyer who has represented mobsters and longtime trump adviser roger stone earlier tonight. He previewed his trial argument on fox news. Besides the fact that this process is completely unconstitutional. And this is a very very dangerous road to take with respect to the first amendment putting it risk any passionate political speaker which is really an against everything we believe in in this country foundation of the first amendment. But i'm gonna tell you. I think it's also the most ill-advised legislative action that i've seen in my lifetime is tearing the country apart at a time when we don't need anything like that i think president biden missed a great opportunity to be a statesman and demanded that this thing be called off. Frankly this is the political weaponization of the impeachment

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Roger Stone defends pardon from President Trump

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

Roger Stone defends pardon from President Trump

"Says he thinks he knows why he was pardoned by President Trump. I think the president is protecting those who are unfairly Persecuted and prosecuted. For political reasons. Stone is claiming he learned of the pardon on television. He's a former Trump campaign adviser. He was convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction of justice, he said. I have no intention of going away. I might even have another presidential campaign in me. Who knows? He's writing a book he'll call Roger Stone did nothing wrong. He will be speaking at a planned stop the steel rally in the district on January 6th the same day Congress is set to certify Joe Biden's election as president. Mr Trump's attempts to persuade

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Roger Stone surprised by Trump pardon

WBZ Morning News

00:27 sec | 1 year ago

Roger Stone surprised by Trump pardon

"Newly pardoned by President Trump spoke of WPLG from his home in Florida on Christmas Eve, he says a part in that Mr Trump gave him was a surprise party or indirectly discussed apartment with Roger Stone was convicted for lying to Congress about his role in trying to release the emails of Hillary Clinton that presidential opponent of Mr Trump back in 2016, as well as witness tampering and upset Action of Justice.

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Trump issues 26 more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Trump issues 26 more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner

"And the partners. Just keep coming. Cnn reporting president trump wednesday announced twenty six new pardons including ones for longtime ally roger stone former campaign chairman. Paul manafort and white house senior adviser. Jared kushner's father charles those pardons of manafort and stole reward. Two of the most high profile and widely condemned for advisors of the president. Both of whom were indicted by special counsel. Robert muller went to trial and were convicted by jury of multiple crimes.

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Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner

"Partners. Just keep coming. Cnn reporting president trump wednesday announced twenty six new pardons including ones for longtime ally roger stone former campaign chairman. Paul manafort and white house senior adviser. Jared kushner's father charles. Those parts manafort and stone reward two of the most high profile widely condemned for advisers of the president. Both of whom were indicted by special counsel. Robert muller went to trial and were convicted by juries of multiple crimes.

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Trump issues more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner

San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Trump issues more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner

"Trump has doled out more pardons to some controversial figures. Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone were granted pardons. Both have been called in the special counsel's Russia probe. Manafort convicted of tax fraud stone convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers, President Trump also pardon Charles Kushner, the father of presidential adviser Jared Kushner. The older Kushner admitted to tax fraud. He was prosecuted by former New Jersey governor Chris Christie. At the time. Christy called the case disgusting, saying part of the Lord crime involved Kushner paying a prostitute to seduce his brother in law and videotaping the encounter.

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Trump issues more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner

Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Trump issues more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner

"Merry Christmas for a long list of felonies on President Trump's newest pardon list. 29 more pardons and commutations and all the president issued pardons to former campaign manager Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone. Manafort convicted of financial crimes stone convicted of lying The lawmakers, he told Fox is Tucker Carlson. My prosecution was completely politically motivated, which are also pardon Charles Kushner, father of presidential son in law, Jared Kushner. The older Kushner prosecuted for tax fraud by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was the U. S attorney at the time in

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Two dead, 1 injured after wrong-way crash in south Houston

This Morning with Gordon Deal

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

Two dead, 1 injured after wrong-way crash in south Houston

"Houston Fire Department had to cut the driver of the other vehicle from her car. She was transported to the hospital with leg injuries. Ktrh news time 403 President Trump pardoning his former campaign chief Paul Manafort and associate Roger Stone. Brian shook As the details. Manafort was convicted on charges that emerged during the

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Trump issues more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner

Skullduggery

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Trump issues more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Charles Kushner

"New evidence surfaced of just how wild and crazy things could get in the last days of donald trump's presidency. The white house announced that the president had issued a new round of pardons that included. Paul manafort his former campaign chairman and roger stone his longtime political adviser both of whom had been convicted of crimes. Going out of robert muller's russia investigation. And as if that wasn't enough trump also pardoned charles kushner. The father of his son-in-law jared kushner who had been convicted of illegal campaign contributions tax evasion and witness tampering

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Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner

The Other Side of Midnight

01:02 min | 1 year ago

Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner

"People receiving pardons Wednesday, including Tomb or associated with the 2016 Trump campaign. Former Trump Campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former adviser Roger Stone were granted pardons. Both have been called in the special counsel's Russia probe. Manafort, convicted of tax fraud stone convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers, President Trump also pardon Charles Kushner, the father of presidential adviser Cherry Kushner. The older Kushner admitted to tax fraud. Fox is Jill NATO on Fox is Tucker Carlson Tonight, Roger Stone said his prosecution on charges of lying to Congress was purely political Election day when no one was watching. The Justice Department released the last remaining redacted sections of the Muller report in which they admitted that they had no evidence whatsoever of my colluding with Russia. Wikileaks Julian Massage trafficking and emails President had previously commuted stones prison sentence. He has now traveled to his moral Lago resort for the holiday.

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Trump pardons 29, including Manafort, Stone, Charles Kushner

News, Traffic and Weather

01:03 min | 1 year ago

Trump pardons 29, including Manafort, Stone, Charles Kushner

"Churn, hardens or sentence commutations for another 29 individuals on Wednesday, many of them loyalists and supporters. These were friends and family pardons. The president pardoning his son in law. Jared Kushner is Father Charles for tax and witness tampering convictions, a case prosecuted by former Trump outside adviser Chris Christie. Mr Trump also lifting the Mueller investigation, federal crime convictions and shadow off two more loyalists convicted former campaign chair Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. Many other pardons issued at the request of other Trump loyalists, ABC Sandy Field and you can expect still Mork clemency actions. President Trump is going to have more pardons in the coming weeks. Our sources tell NBC News that we do not leave. More pardon will come from now until the end of the year. But as everyone cost, but you never know with Donald Trump. But going into the beginning of 2021 Donald Trump has 20 games left in office, and we know from our sources is pardoned list is massive. ABC is John Santucci, inviting a congressional override the

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"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

04:05 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Take a listen. When the president answered the written interrogatory, he correctly and honestly said Roger stone, and I never discussed this. And we never did how does Roger stone? No with the president's enters the entire interrogatory because he's colluding. I mean, he's having conversations with the president and the president's legal team in what is arguably inappropriate because it's virtually target to target conversations which are at a minimum extremely unwise, and they will come back to haunt both the president and Roger stone. Why why is that extremely unwise because look when we look at these indictments the stone indictment, for example, I'll tell you Chris thirty years as a federal prosecutor, I've drafted more indictments than I can recall, but one thing I can tell you when we indict one person Roger stone, we do a relatively modest indictment. So for example, if Roger was Roger stone was indicted for a witness tampering. Charge. The indictment on that count would read something like on January first two thousand nineteen in the district of Columbia defendant. Roger stone tampered with a witness by trying to interfere with the witnesses truthful testimony before a preceding period what I have the Roger stone indictment. Chris is a conspiracy indictment. There's no conspiracy charge contained in it. But it sets out the misconduct and the complicity of so many other people of Coursey of credit go of Julian Assange and of senior Trump campaign officials, including somebody who directed a senior Trump campaign official to try to coordinate with stone to get even more damaging WikiLeaks information. Renou at this point where the the big question to me is always been that that day October seventh the tape comes out and then the WikiLeaks dump happens. And you know, I always say if you're a publisher that's a weird time to publish because you're publishing this enormous store. It's going to get swallowed up and it's a Friday which Tober seventh was wait till Monday. Why would you publish then? Right. But if you're trying to distract attention, if you're trying to do it makes a lot of sense. And we now have Coursey saying that stone was trying to shake the tree loose and the indictment says well done afterward. I think what it does is it shows the map of what is happening here. So I wish I could like Pulp Fiction draw shape in the air on your show, but I'm going to draw triangle, and here's what we know at the top of the triangle, the Russians we know they hacked into the DNC accounts. We know the hacked into John Podesta's accounts, we know they gave that to WikiLeaks. And it came out. We know the Russians spoke to the Trump campaign. We know those two legs the try what the stone indictment shows is this piece. That the Trump campaign was speaking WikiLeaks, and what was the benefit apparently as you said that that dump came out at a time that was strategically advantages for the campaign to squash the story of the access Hollywood tape, and there's also this question Glenn of of of superseding, indictments and duration that I wanna ask you as well that I just asked the congressman amidst all this talk about them, wrapping up the filings of the last two days the motion to delay this October. What do you think that says about where the investigation is? It seems to me there's still a lot of work to be done. And I know there's a good bit of reporting that perhaps a report is imminent, but let me tell you there is nothing mutually exclusive about future indictments and a report being offered around perhaps on a narrow issue more discrete issue, but to the to the sort of overall conspiracy, Chris I went back, and I pulled out the indictment of those twelve Russian military officers from July, and I keep in on one particular one particular passage. It's on page sixteen paragraph forty four for those of you scoring at home, and it talks about how the Russian co conspirators who were indicted in that case also communicated with US persons about the release of stolen documents, including a person who is in regular contact with senior members.

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"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"We've got some special counsel Muller indictments, what we need to do in the house is to have people under oath give testimony. We knew subpoenaed documents we create this record with these hearings. And then American people can decide laid later this year. What did they want to do? So has been made. I mean, those those those hearings that have those are not been noticed yet. Right. Yes. That is correct. Those hearings had not been noticed. The only hearings have been noticed our next week. We're gonna have a met Whitaker acting turn general come in on Friday. And we will question him while I was going to have hearings on HR eight a background checks Bill for gun. Let me ask you this about Whitaker. He said just a few days ago. It's wrapping up there's this sort of consensus. There's been reporting for my own news organisation, others that it is wrapping up and yet here you see the special counsel filing today saying we need to October. We need a lot of time to go through Roger stone. What do you what do you make of it? It was completely inappropriate for the acting general to say anything about ongoing criminal investigation and their reasons why you don't want to line on it because it sends all sorts of signals to potential targets or witnesses and as a process for impressive. I know that when you get new evidence, you might have to look at new leads, and it extends whatever your time line is. So they had have now years of evidence from Roger stone. Did they have to go through and terms of his communications? That's just gonna take some time in decker lead to additional witnesses additional leads. So I don't think this investigation is going to end anytime really soon, congressman Ted lieu, thank you very much. Thank you. Chris. Joining me now is in bassin former associate White House counsel present Barack Obama now the executive director, protect democracy, and Glenn Kirschner former. Stant US attorney for the district of Columbia on MSNBC legal analyst is latest piece titled Trump adviser. Roger stone's indictment in the Muller probe suggests conspiracy charges may still be forthcoming. I want to start with you, Glenn and on Roger stone. I wanna play this thing that I thought was very interesting about Rogers Roger stone being interviewed on Trump TV about his indictment on the day of his indictment. He says something that caught a lot of people's ears..

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"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

03:46 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"The just half an hour after the worst bombshell moment of any presidential campaign in recent memory was published Wicky leaks just happened to start releasing emails. The further. A damaging narrative about Hillary Clinton's campaign emails at we're of course, stolen by the Russian government's hackers. Former stone ally jerem Coursey says Muller has evidence. The timing was not a coincidence. And Roger stone's indictment says that someone from the campaign texted him well done after the emails post. It's the question is did stone. Make that happen. Joining me now is congressman Ted lieu of California. He's a member of the House Judiciary in foreign affairs committee. I think I know the answer, but I'll ask it. Anyway. Congressman do you believe the president when he denies that he ever instructed Roger stone to get involved with leaks. Thank you Chris for that question. Donald Trump has lied thousands of times matters both great and small. So I don't think we can take his denial to mean very much. I'm former prosecutor, and what was interesting to me about the Roger stone and Dighton is that special costs molar included information, they're totally unnecessary to the actual charges. So the sentence that a senior Trump advisor was directed context on that was dirty phrase. Was not necessary. And I think it's very interesting that Muller included because it sends a signal that there's someone pretty high up that was in on this collusion. I wanna play what the president had to say about both the special counsel investigation and the wine investigation him and get your reaction to what he's saying. Whether you think he's telling the truth, and what it would mean if he is take a listen. Any sense of year whether? Well, he told a told the attorneys that I'm not a subject, I'm not a target of. Yeah. Oh, yeah. About which? I don't know. I don't know about that that I don't know about. Here. I know I don't I we we didn't discuss it. What do you make of that? Again, Donald Trump lies all the time. So it's unclear how much stock we can put into his denials, but there to actually their mobile investigations going out, but the one with the southern district New York, we had Michael Cohen under oath in a federal court, basically say that Donald Trump directed him to make these payments that were felony payments and Trump right now is an unindicted co-conspirator in that case. A so in terms of him being target. It's pretty clear to me that in at least that case would be target. There's there's a question now about Michael Cohen, whether he's going to testify publicly at all before house committee. He will be testifying the house intelligence committee. There's a question about Roger stone being called back because he apparently lied to congress. How important is it to you? And I've been asking everyone this to have public hearings on these matters. I think public hearings are preferred and it would be very important. I'm on the house. Committee. We're going to start holding hearings on social Justice abusive power as well as witness intimidation. You can't really have those hearings. If you don't have key witnesses such as Mike Owen or Roger stone. Wait say that again is that is that have been made public yet. You're going to have hearings on obstruction of Justice witness tampering and what else? Abuse of power in let me sort of give the background to this before. People can even talk about the question of impeachment. You a need to have a record Donald Trump and his associates or presumed innocent like anybody else in America. We have right now really are some newspaper articles..

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"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

04:32 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Roger stone was in DC today for what was otherwise a routine arraignment but outside the courthouse. It was chaos. Still supported by the proud boys. The violent far right group whose members beat up a bunch of people in New York and are being charged by the over it. They were chanting Roger stone. Did nothing wrong, which you know is trustworthy pronouncement from that crew while anti stone. Protesters creamed lock him up and blasted the Beatles back in the USSR, which I it's not quite right. But all the surreal circus that falls him stone is at least -ffected the air of thinks. It's all a joke. Despite the fact, he might die in prison. We maybe haven't seen all there is broader stone. A new report suggests that Robert Muller is perhaps preparing additional charges for the man who brags he has known Trump for forty years. Join me now Michael Isikoff chief investigative correspondent for Al news co author of Russian roulette the inside story of Putin's were on America and the election of Trump Michael that is the big question before us with the stone indictment is is. Is this the first part of what they have on him. Or is there more? Look, I I don't know. It's tantalizing the report that there might be more. But I suspect not. They spent Muller's people spent a lot of time on Roger stone. I mean more than a year questioning everybody who had contact with him going over, you know, hundreds if not thousands of emails and text messages they were clearly trying to prove more than what was in the indictment. There's there's a lot of meat in that indictment, especially on very damning evidence about his lies to congress. When he testified, particularly when he said, he had no emails or texts relating to his efforts to to learn about Julian Assange emails, obviously, not true and some of his thuggish tax to Randy credit co threatening him prepared to die. You're rat. Your stool, you know, all that was deserving of indictment. But you know, the goal that they were looking for was to show that. He really was in communication with Julian Assad as he publicly said, and you know, the fact is you look at the indictment, and they weren't able to remove that. But then hear the question becomes right? Why was he lying about all this? It just the whole thing is so bizarre. He's not just lying. He's commitments Roger start. But he's lies for a live. That's what he's done all his life, and he lies to congress, and he campers witnesses. Yeah. Look, I mean, I would think he would be able to turn that off. What is the point of everyone's lies about Russia? This is the question they all lie about Russia all the time. So what's the point in? Roger stone's case. He's he's playing a role. He's been playing a role all his professional life. All you gotta do is watch the Netflix film. I mean, you see, you know, who this guy is and he relishes it. And I think he's relishing it now whether he's thought through that this is going to end up. Him spending his life and the rest of his life in prison. I don't know. But he's clearly enjoying the limelight right now. There are some Texan involve you that. I wanted to get your your responses. So this is him. Texting critic. Oh, again, this plot is so bizarre and Byzantine basically tries to set up credit co is kind of back channel. Patsy. Even though it was actually Coursey, and then he wants credit go to stick to the story. When I tried to tell you last week, you said, you didn't believe it you've gone over the other side are now deep state stooge. He talks like this private, you should strap dynamite your body and invite Issakov for another dinner. It's the least you can do for your country. That's not very nice. What the heck is that about? Yeah. Well, that was Roger stone urging Rennie credit co to become a suicide bomber and blow me up. Look the context for that. And it really sets the context for a lot of the texts and emails that were in the indictment. This one was not. But it this was last January, and I was finishing up Russian roulette the book, I wrote with David corn and had interviewed credit co in which he. Spewed stones account of credit co being his back channel. So obviously, I had to go to stone for comment when I did stone went ballistic and begin sending these series of really vile against messages to Randy Credito threatening him..

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"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

04:57 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Roger stone faces Justice as the president's Intel cheese face the Senate Donald Trump net privately with Ladimir Putin. And no one in the US government has the full story about what was discussed tonight yet. Another revelation of a private undisclosed Trump Putin meeting. Clearly, this is a sensitive issue. Plus new reporting suggesting Robert Muller is not done with Roger stone. Me down in order to take Donald Trump down as twenty twenty Democrats make their populist appeal. That's eliminate of that. Let's move on the billionaires by back. That's not correct. That's not American. I'm a little bit. Tired of listening to things that apply in the sky not one but two big announcements or Stacey Abrams. I promise you. We will get it done. When all in starts right now. Good evening from New York. I'm Chris Hayes just a few weeks after the revelation that the president of the United States was suspected by his own government of working on Russia's behalf. We're learning tonight about yet another undisclosed exchange the president had with Letterman Putin. It was attended by new American notaires, no American interpreters, just the president and Milania and Putin and Putin's own interpreter. As we've noted before this is wildly out of step with the usual protocol. And if you were disposed to view it in the most stark and cynical terms, you might conclude that this is how the president meets with his handler. We knew the president had spoken briefly with Putin late last year to dinner during the G twenty summit Argentina the White House confirmed a quote, informal conversation, only after it was revealed by local press. But now the financial times reports counter was longer and more substantive than we've been led to believe sources telling the F T, the president was accompanied. By Melania, Trump, his wife, but no staff while Putin was flanked by his translator, the four of them set at table and were among the last to leave according to a Russian government officials account. The two leaders spoke for about fifty minutes about a number of foreign policy issues that undisclosed Shane came after the president had cancelled a form leading with Putin scheduled for the summit citing a Russian attack on Ukraine's navy just before the cancelling the president had been implicated as individual wanting core proceedings against Michael Cohen would reveal the talks about a tower project. Moscow had lasted much later into the presidential campaign than was previously ignored if the financial times Dory is accurate this meeting and Argentina was the second time. The President Putin had a private chat during a global summit, which was only exposed by independent reporting. After the fact the I was at the twenty seventeen summit in Germany where the president was caught on camera motioning somewhat desperately almost two Putin from across the dinner table. And that came just a few hours after the president seized his own interpreters notes from his formal sit down with Putin. According to wash imposed that of course, there was the one on one meeting in Helsinki with the president has own translator. But no staff meeting with Putin for hours behind closed doors, the president's own director of national intelligence admitted he did not know what went on. How do you have any idea? What happened in that meeting? You're right. I don't know what happened in that meeting. I think his time goes by Zarghee mentioned some things that happened in that beating I think we will learn more. But that is the president's perogative. If you'd asked me how that ought to. Be conducted. I would have suggested a different way Easter risk that Vladimir Putin could have recorded it. That risk is always there asked about those meetings at the Senate intelligence committee hearing today the deny hinted his response was classified director, hassle and director coats would this put you in a vantage position in terms of understanding Russia's efforts to advance its Genda against the United States. Senator clearly this is a sensitive issue. And it's an issue. We ought to talk about this afternoon, but for to discussing that in a closed session. Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia is the vice chair of the Senate intelligence committee. He joins me. Now, Senator do you have concerns about this latest news about the president having yet another substantive conversation with buttery Putin without no takers without American translator. Well, I heard about that reporting. And of course, I'm interested today in our public hearing Senator Wyden, raise the issue of of the intelligence community ever gonna full read out frankly of even what happened in the Helsinki meeting between Mr..

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"roger stone" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

Pantsuit Politics

04:08 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"So with both both credit go and Coursey have their own connections to Julian Assange, and Roger stone had all kinds of Texan Email exchanges with both of them as well. As with people who the indictment classifies as Trump supporters and Trump campaign. Officials and the conversation is like what is Julian Assange have. When is he going to drop? It stone is really interested in releasing information about the Clinton foundation and some specific aspects of Clinton service secretary of state, I'm guessing that's been Ghazi. I don't know that that's what he was referring to because it's it's vague in the end it meant, and there's a discussion where stone tells people on the Trump campaign that this would be a good time to talk about how Hillary Clinton is old and her health is declining. And she's having trouble remembering, and I've got to be honest with you this indictment to me is the least impressive of the documents. That have come from the Muller team all of the previous indictments have been so just laser like in their precision. This one sounds like a game of telephone. It's very odd that could just be because they're dealing with very odd duck who communicated in very odd ways, but it is harder to follow. So in that kind of oh, you are nailing this person to the wall way that the previous indictments have been drafted. So stone is having all these communications with lots of people, including the media about what ki- leaks is up to then the Senate and the house start investigating Russian election interference. And Roger stone. Rolls into congress and says that he doesn't have anything that would be helpful to that investigation. He had no advance knowledge of the publication of stolen emails. His only contact with Julian Assange was through this radio host Credito. He doesn't mention that. He was also trying to reach out to Assange through Coursey, and that all of his communications were by phone. There's no documentary evidence that he has he said he never discussed with anyone in the Trump campaign surprise. None of that is true. Okay. House investigative committee asked Randy credit, go to testify, and Roger stone and Randy credit goes start texting each other and stone encourages him to take. The fifth amendment and then credit go get subpoenaed. And this is where stone quotes, the godfather and says you need to stick to the story live to the committee don't contradict my testimony so credit go did that he took the fifth amendment. But he in stone, keep texting each other. I don't know. Why about where all this is going and credit cards? Start staying to stone. Basically you thrown me under the bus here. I was not a back channel to Assange for you. You should just correct. The record in cooperate. In stone starts getting increasingly more threatening in. He says I'm going to take your dog. Which is a therapy dog credit? Go uses he said that his lawyers couldn't wait to rip him to shreds. He told him to die with some expletives around that like it gets really ugly between these two people. I don't know why stone decided that credit goes who he was gonna throw under the bus and kept Coursey out of it for so long. But I think that's an interesting dynamic here. So based on all. Of this. He has been charged with one count of obstruction of Justice five counts of making false statements and one count of witness tampering. That's all the threats credit go if he were convicted of all seven counts and got the maximum sentence. It would be forty five years in jail. Interestingly the Muller team did not give him the option to surrender which is an option that they have provided to other folks in this investigation. The as you mentioned Sarah the rate of his house was kind of unusually aggressive. I read some commentary that he must have done something that really angered the Muller team knowing what I know about Roger stone. That would not be surprising. Well, it could just also be that the Miller team takes witness tampering really seriously and wants to send a message that you don't threaten people's lives and dogs over not cooperating with them..

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"roger stone" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

Pantsuit Politics

03:56 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"Hello, everyone on today's episode. We're talking about the government reopening for now, we're going to talk about Roger stone. And we're gonna talk about new developments in Afghanistan before we move onto our main segment where we'll be discussing the new abortion legislation in New York state. And then to close out we'll be talking about what we always do with into the show, which is what's on our mind outside of politics. I feel that we should talk about the shutdown as a reprieve instead of being ended because it is not at all clear to me that anything is going to shift. The political dynamics over the next three weeks. It just seems like they triggered a pressure bells. All right. Well, let's relieve some of our pressure. Let's get people a couple of paychecks. But it doesn't sound as if anyone's really shifted in their position. I do think that the president learning that the Democrats will not be taken hostage. This way is positive a hope that he learned his lesson. I'm not one hundred percent off. Domestic. But the fact that it's being reported. He's been consorted consumed by the media coverage in the media coverage. The narrative seems to be sort of one hundred percent he blinked, which I'm always sort of half tempted to be like don't do that. Don't don't press it. But like at the same time somebody we have to stand up and stop being sort of totally twisted thrown by his mercurial wims. I think the way the his cabinet officials performed around the shutdown influenced his decision to do this stopgap as well because we'll barrages comments were so horrifying and from what I had read. He was already feeling the pressure of the negative coverage. He was already understanding that the public was not happy with him about this shutdown. And so if you haven't followed exactly what's happened. There's a three week stopgap that funds the government until February fifteenth it is essentially the deal that was struck at the end of two thousand eighteen so nothing new. We have thirty five days of chaos and angst for no reason. There's no wall money. The president is threatening to declare an emergency. If there isn't an agreement on wall money in the next three weeks. Both Republicans and Democrats seem to be shifting a little bit in their language. Democrats are still absolutely no wall. But yes, of course, we need border security Republicans, including the president are starting to say will not like a concrete wall, a smart wall or fencing or whatever. And so I think people at least are trying to talk about something that could look like a compromise position. I think it's important to note that shutting down the government doesn't just stop the government from spending money. I think a lot of people are confused about the impact of government shutdowns standard and Poor's estimates that the US economy lost over six billion dollars in the past five weeks. It was more expensive to close the government. Than it would have been to keep it open. So what is your thoughts on the perception that the air traffic controller stepping in and sort of the delays in the flights was also a piece of the puzzle with regards to why he decided to open the government backup? I don't know. What is in his mind? But I think that was essential into moving some members of congress. I agree. And I think it's important to remember the president should not be able to shut down the government by himself. This was the congress acquiescing to the president. Yeah. Congress could have opened the government backup. They could pass legislation and overridden a veto if our legislators were doing their jobs. This would not have happened. I think you're right. I think the really the last piece of the puzzle to move the the complete impasse was the members of congress being really frustrated the coverage of the Senate Republicans, basically yelling at Mitch McConnell and telling him, this is your fault. I think was pretty bananas. And I think they just..

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"roger stone" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

03:52 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"It's that there is a connection to the campaign. And there is a connection to the Trump effort to become president the United States. And I personally think there is a question materiality of whether or not something is relevant and important to the investigation. And so if you know, for example of Roger stone went in and said, the sky was gray when the sky was really blew. Well, you know, the house doesn't really need to know, whether the sky was gray or blue for the purposes of understanding Russia collusion that would not be material to the investigation. But this goes to the heart of the house intelligence committee's investigation into the Russian hacking of the emails, and whether there were any efforts to coordinate with Russia. And so why does it matter it matters because he's an, you know, arguably a conduit between the president of the the future president of the United States and these two other organizations. One Sloan understand it. I'm not I'm not disagreeing that making my best argument. Right. Because you could have just said a senior senior. Trump campaign official contacted stone about it's extra 'cause then you've already established right agree actually between the campaign official and stone. And so the director too, especially if it's the president is odd for another reason and tell me if you agree with this. The mere fact that the president might have said to Steve Bannon, hypothetically, go find out what stone knows is not to my mind crime. I agree. We should talk about this and stop here just for a second. Because there's a lot of questions about what's a crime, and what isn't a crime and why conspiracy wasn't charged here. So let's let's break it down just a little, but first of all I think is really important to say just knowing that somebody else has committed or is committing a crime is not sufficient to make you guilty of a crime. Right. And so, you know, there's certain circumstances in which there's there's depending on the timing. There's misprision of felony which we don't have about hair accessory after the fact is also there are things that are that are usually not charged that are on the books that. Can make guilty of something much less than the underlying crime. That's true. But you've done something to hide it or not reporting. Exactly, right. That that is true. But you're correct. Generally that as a rule if the Trump campaign new here that Russia had hacked those emails. We'll look the American public also knew right? This came out in June of two thousand sixteen. There was reporting that the Russians had hacked the emails. So if the trunk Trump campaign knew that Russia had hacked, those emails knowing that and knowing that they're going to release them. I don't think makes them guilty of a crime. What's interesting in this indictment? There are parts here where it is clear that they are looking for specific information or stone sends this note, basically, saying get to Assange and see if they have any emails related to an I think it's August twenty eleven when when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, they're looking for specific information. Now, we don't know more. We don't know where they looking at it. So that they could create a narrative about Clinton in the in the Trump campaign where they looking at it to sort of. Coordinate or time different releases. But that's where it gets. I think potentially interest with respect to the main crime committed here. So there absolutely was a crime. There was a hacking done by we think Russian officials. Right. That's with the intelligence community says that's what mothers alleged. Yes, they've been charged. So that's the crime. The question is was their participation in that crime on the part of anyone in the Trump campaign, and largely what we've seen is the the hacking crime was was completed offense at some point. And then these meetings the timeline show and the discussions particularly in this. Roger stone indictment are about trying to find out. What was going to be released and what timetable after the hacking was complete? I wanted. There's no evidence here. Yeah. Yeah. I think I think that's right. But there's still a question of when Donald Trump went out and said Russians are if you're listening, please go get Hillary Clinton's emails, we still don't know whether any action, you know, we there is it's been sort of rally right on the open..

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"roger stone" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

Stay Tuned with Preet

04:06 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"Every Thursday and a subscription allows us to keep doing what we're doing. And now here's a portion of our conversation on cafe insider from cafe welcome to cafe insider. I'm pre- Berrara. And I'm an milk. I n how are you the Daikin morning so Thursday, we might have been wondering what exactly we would be talking about about mode doesn't disappoint on Friday. We were sure we had something to discuss. Roger stone's before we get to the substance of Roger stone. Can we discuss some one of the more interesting aspects of his person his personal tax on you? Well know that okay. I'm definitely going to get. I was gonna talk about his personal to oh. The Richard Nixon tattoo on his back. Do you have one of those? I do not you. I don't have any tattoos. I actually actually since this is the insider. Yes, I can confess that. I actually have a Millard Fillmore tat. That sounds great. I mean, it's not quite as large. Well, you just don't picture on cafe inside. I might. It's I haven't asked you where it is. Even upcoming to keep it up coming up the Padres. Luckily uses audio so he was indicted on seven counts. Yes. One count of obstruction? Viscounts of lying to congress the house intelligence committee and one count of witness tampering. So before we get to what some of the interesting aspects, are let's talk about what we think of the strength of the case. I think it's very strong. I it's unbelievably strong. And I mean, we we should talk about this. But if you look at the other charges that have been brought by the special counsel, for example, you know, the thousand one case that's brought against say popadopoulos or Michael Flynn. You sort of see there's often an allegation that someone said something untruthful at its it's one time, even when you say one thousand and one just to you know, this is a statute we talked about all the time eighteen USC thousand one making a false statement to law enforcement. Yes. And is one of the things that that that has been charged repeatedly in the Muller investigation. And we've seen multiple instances in some cases. But it's often someone lied about something very specific take Michael Cohen recently. For example, he pleaded guilty to lying to congress about the timing of the conversations about Trump Tower Moscow. The allegation there was he told congress that it ended in January twenty twenty sixteen when he later admitted that it went through at least June of two thousand sixteen that's one very, discreet thing. One of the things that is stunning about this indictment is that you have pages upon pages of lies and basic instances in which stone said that he either had no conversations with WikiLeaks or minimized his conversations with WikiLeaks and others related to the democratic hacks of the emails, and then you go through and sort of methodically. The special counsel's office saying that's not true, and here are and they're quoting, and I think that this is really important. They're quoting because it's not just that they have a witness on the other side who saying that's not true. They have actual they have a what's after they transfer. Exactly. They have they have a transcript from the house. They've got. And then they've got emails from stone. Text messages, what's apps, and basically is don't can say whatever he wants. But you know, the record doesn't lie right? And I should make clear for folk. That when I mentioned this down two thousand and one you can allege that when there's ally to along official and also as here, there's another aspect of it lying to congress. So he's actually charged with house and one multiple times in this indictment, and my my favorite, which I don't know how you escape this because one of the defenses to a false statement is that it was unintentional that you made a mistake or you forgot very hard to prove that sometimes because a busy CEO maybe testifies in a proceeding or makes his statements to along Forstmann agent. And maybe didn't remember particular Email that was from a year earlier a meeting that was two years earlier. And some of that was at issue when Jeff Sessions testified in connection with his confirmation hearing, what meetings did he have and also with respect to that Trump Tower famous meeting from the summer of two thousand sixteen but here in my favorite example, may I release. So this is paragraph thirty three on page sixteen of the indictment. We have the documents right here in front of us..

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"roger stone" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

02:41 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"Magic to help his candidates and to truly hurt and maim the opponent. He is calling him to confer, and perhaps the most important moment when Donald Trump is talking to to Roger stone is August third on August, second AMAN emails Roger and warns him that WikiLeaks is going to be releasing some damaging information about Hillary the next day. We learned. Rogers on the phone with Donald Trump both of them want to deny and have indirectly denied that the subject of WikiLeaks ever came up. Do we really think that is logical or possible when it was on the tip of Donald Trump's tongue in late July? He was asking Russia to find the deleted emails. He was curious about the July twenty second dump. It's just that those late night calls, and that particular one is is to me, really interesting. Okay. Carol to your fellow superb writer Manuel talk about the Trump Manafort relationship Manuel and stones role in that. Oh, Trump and Manafort get together specifically because of Roger stone. Roger stone knows that as they're entering in the twenty sixteen campaign the cycle where they're moving towards the convention that there could potentially be a floor fight at the convention, and he tells Donald Trump Paul Manafort is the man for you what I found so interesting about that is that Paul Manafort had been a business partner with Roger stone back in the eighties one of their big clients was Donald Trump. But Roger stone was so tight with Donald Trump in those days and was so involved in that particular part of their business that win he introduced Roger stink when he introduced Manafort to Trump during the two thousand sixteen camping he had to reintroduce Manafort, they haven't. Been that close back in the eighties. But he connected them in twenty sixteen at that. Very keen moment so Manuel was today. All flash and dazzle. I mean, there are there have been so many chapters to Roger stone's life. When I was in local news here in New York for the CBS station in the eighties. He was our straight up serious political analyst who got straight up serious questions on politics today. It was a man enjoying the spotlight that indictments on.

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"roger stone" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

03:23 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"We learned today that someone directed a senior campaign official to have Roger stone. Find out what else WikiLeaks had. And of course, we're all speculating about whether or not that's the president. We don't know for certain, but someone powerful enough to direct someone high up in the campaign was involved in this stone can go on television and say that there was no collusion, but what really controls how we view this. The fact that are related in this, very detailed speaking dight -ment, which is replete. With that talking about coordination between senior campaign officials and WikiLeaks, which we know, and which they knew at the time was Russia Frankford Losey Roger stone's on cable TV tonight doing a couple things he is a raising money for his defense fund giving out a web address and he saying among other things that it was overkill today. He says his wife is deaf. And was scared and disoriented. He was worried she might get shot because she didn't know what was going on obviously upsetting for a household. They brought a battering ram. He said they could have called the house and had the same effect. First of all tell us what goes into a calculation like that. And Secondly, what stood out to you? So with regard to arrest mechanics, it's all about risk and the risk in. Roger stone's arrest is that you're dealing with someone who has never cooperated in an hour with a special counsel. In fact, he's gone out of his way to obstruct tamper with witnesses challenge the special counsel in the investigators at of course, as we see any diamond just lie rate. True this entire process. Secondly, understand something with regard to the numbers involved. If he's even accurate, and that is that they were simultaneously executing assigned to search warrant signed by federal judge or magistrate. If you do that you bring your evidence response team with you. And you get it done quickly and efficiently with a number of evidence response technicians who go through the house and exhaustively search pursuant to the warrant. So when when it sounds like there's a lot of people for an arrest. Please remember where executing the FBI executing two simultaneous searches that we know of one in New York one in floor. They're executing arrest of someone who essentially acts like a thug, and that's when you act like a thug you get arrested like thug. So the evidence are there. And it's the safest way to do it. We don't know the unknown factors whether or not there was knowledge of a gun or other weapons in the house. But they did typically what enough be IRS looks like particularly in south Florida where I was the number two official in the FBI's Miami office you show up you overwhelm with four. Surprise you knock on the door at six AM. This is a standard arrest. And this is what it looks like Jeremy bash every time, the president says, no collusion, you say. That's not the point the word is conspiracy taking your word conspiracy. What did we learn today? What did you learn on the conspiracy front? Well, I was truck in the indictment by the fact pattern that showed the extent to which there was communication between Roger stone and the senior levels of the campaign and Roger stone and WikiLeaks in effect. Roger stone was the go between between. Gene, the Trump campaign, your fischel them and the Kremlin's foreign intelligence cut out the WikiLeaks organization..

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"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Personally, a politically. What is today mean? From your perspective today means that for the first time Robert Muller is pointing to probably the president as colluding with Russia in releasing those stolen documents. Roger stone is clearly named as the intermediary the conduit between Russia WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign, and it casts in very dangerous context the president. But also his son Donald Trump junior who came before a committee where I served judiciary committee and made some statements that are very very seriously in doubt as to their fullness. Now after some of what is in this indict, you think that the president's son John junior because of his testimony before the. History committee, then chaired at the time by cheer Grassley that that he made false statements. So that committee he has some explaining to do, and I think is truthfully. Very seriously in doubt as to some of the statements that he made about the Trump Tower meeting his father's knowledge of it. And about the statements also involving the WikiLeaks release of these documents and some of them are in this Roger stone indictment, but he needs to be called back to the judiciary committee. I've asked the new chairman Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to do. So if necessary by subpoena, I think it should be done. Alright Senator Richard Blumenthal. Thank you for being with me tonight coming up between the shutdown cave and the indictment of long time. Confidante just how politically damaged the president after today next. He'll caught y'all off Obama solicitor general on what the stone indictment means Donald Trump..

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"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

03:42 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"I guess the question legally is at what point does that chain become attenuated enough that you can't charge anyone or you can't get them on the actual transfer. Right. The short answer legally is it doesn't have to go very far. If you wanna charge a conspiracy or an attempt, which I which I think we. Oh, well, be seeing. And I want a second both Mimi and Marci's point that it's going to be a treasure stone is one garrulous and colorful fellow and these the the search is going to turn up a quite an quite a number of of emails of of the the like that he has already sent. But it's the interesting part of the whole counter intelligence side of this thing as you say there is once you get into sort of the espionage world, it's all a hall of mirrors and denials and plausible counter ways of portraying these things and GRU, and the the Trump organization are experts at at sort of sussing out how to make it seem that there is at least confusing the matter about what has been going on. But as a legal matter, I think it will be straightforward. Of course, when you come to Trump, it's less the legal matter and more. Or the political matter, and how will this, Sal, and to the members of congress, which brings us me Roger stone, who of course, has been very public about he'll never role on the president the president tweeting back in December third I will never testify against Trump. The statement was recently may Roger stone, essentially, seething, he will not be forced by rogue and out of control prosecutor to make a Bligh's stories about quote, President Trump nice to know that some people still have guts in quotation marks. Obviously, it seems to me like Muller is trying to get him to cooperate because he's given him an even sort of harsher treatment the Manafort in terms of the dawn raid with the swat team. Is that your read of that Baber? Now, actually, it's not I look I think there were real law enforcement reasons for them to do the pre the predawn arrest is is the norm. Not the exception. I understand Manafort was allowed to surrender. But remember stone is charged with obstruction. He someone who is repeatedly lying. He's heard witness camping those kind of people that you're normally not gonna let surrender. Especially when you wanna do simultaneous search warns in two places, you don't wanna tip them off it. Hey, you know, those emails you forgot to delete. You might want to do that now. So I really do think that that was par for the course of this kind of charge in case. Also, I will say this. When Michael Cohen was arrested and everyone kept playing him saying, I'll take a bullet for the president. I was one of the people who said, yeah, I don't think so he's going to and he did albeit not totally fully. But he's he's cooperating. I do not think that Roger stone. I do not this man is capable of becoming a trustworthy cooperator, even if he tried. I just cannot imagine a prosecutor ever embracing him. I think that's probably right, Harry, limited media Rocca. Thank you. Both democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon member of the intelligence committee joins me. Now, your reaction Senator to the indictment for lying to congress. And if I'm not mistaken. In lying to your committee, or I guess the house committee of Roger stone. Chris here where we are. And I don't think it is just a the lies of these Trump lieutenants, it is what they were lying about. And what they were lying about is colluding with the Russian today..

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"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

04:25 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"The work of the grand jury, and this is a statement of the United States that there was coordination by Roger stone between the Trump campaign. Pain and Russian activity in the two thousand election two thousand sixteen election. Marcy, one of the things that's striking to me. Is you have stone sort of scampering around trying to get to WikiLeaks in the indictment. If you have he's this. This is a Coursey this courses in an interview. But it sort of part of the vitamin he said that stone claim to advance knowledge the Billy Bush tape, and that the GOP operative told him if you have any way to get to start dropping tell him to start dumping, right? So he's he's trying to coordinate these leaks. And then we get him on the backside trying to cover up and lie about it before congress. But the actual thing in the middle, right? Which is was there an actual backchannel? Did they affectively coordinate that is not in there? What do you think about that missing part of this? There are few other missing parts, for example. There's no explicit reference to technolo- to Nigel Farraj, we know that Roger stone was meeting had meetings with both of them in that time period. We don't like I've shown that the themes that Corsi and stone were pushing in August, particularly argument about pedestrian having ties to Russia. Those started coming out from Coursey and stone before the emails started dropping October. So you would think. Yeah. I mean, the evidence is there suggest that's where they're going. Maybe that's what the FBI spend hours looking for and Rogers homes today to see whether they had those pedestrian emails in some form that that didn't come via WikiLeaks. I am one of the points. I made later in the day is Roger stone was willing to go to great links to set up these cover stories inside cover stories inside cover stories, but what he didn't do according to our Cording to the is delete these emails delete these texts that showed him collecting. So that says, you know, this guy who has spent his entire life doing cover up. Ups didn't do the most basic thing to engage in a cover-up. So there's probably a lot more in its homes that now now's than the FBI's possession. There's also the fact that this now brings us to we have Michael Cohen who's pleaded to a number of crimes lying to congress. Also campaign finance violations that he says was directed by the president Michael Flynn has pleaded George popadopoulos has pleaded Paul Manafort convicted Rick gates, and now Roger stone indicted. It is when you take a step back and think about the circle around this man, the president and his campaign and the criminality in evidence of those people it's something to contemplate it. It's amazing. And you haven't mentioned his national security adviser. And you haven't mentioned his campaign aide. George Papadopoulos, both of whom pled guilty to lying about contacts with Russian officials or. Russian intelligence cut out. And so I I think when you when you draw the circle around who were the people close to Trump in the campaign period and the transition period. And then you start crossing off the ones who have pled guilty to things or who have been indicted for things you end up with you end up with a sharply diminished pool and the closer people are the more likely they are to have problems, and that does suggest a kind of tightening of the circle closing of the ring. Whatever metaphor you want to use that has to concern if you thinking about it carefully of reading them thinking who did direct to do that. I think maybe MARCY Wheeler and Ben with us. Thank you. Both. Joining now is Harry Littman. Former deputy assistant attorney general contributing columnist washing post and Mimi Rocca assistant US attorney in the southern district of New York MSNBC legal analyst, Harry let me start with you on was directed which strikes me as the most flashing neon sign in the indictment and also the most legal significance for the president. I'll read this again..

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"roger stone" Discussed on WSJ What's News

WSJ What's News

03:59 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on WSJ What's News

"The shutdown is interfering with the nation's air travel. The Wall Street Journal says Federal Reserve officials are close to deciding they will maintain a larger portfolio of treasury securities than they'd expected when they began tracking those holdings two years ago. It puts an end to the central bank's portfolio Winedown closer. Incite details are being worked out and the fed could provide more clues about this at next week's policy meeting. Still ahead. Roger stone is indicted. Roger stone has become the latest person to be indicted as part of the investigation by special counsel. Robert muller. Mr. stone longtime political adviser to President Trump was arrested in Fort Lauderdale Florida early Friday in a seven count indictment. He was charged with lying to congress obstructing an official proceeding and trying to persuade a witness to lie to investigators. Mr. stone was arraigned in federal court Friday in Fort Lauderdale and the judge released on a twenty five thousand dollar bond. He also restricted stones traveled a certain districts in Florida, New York, Washington Virginia. Let's get some details on this from Wall Street Journal reporter arena Viswanathan who joins us from Washington arena, as we know for the past two years. Robert Muller has been investigating whether Trump associates colluded with Russia's efforts to interfere in the two thousand sixteen election. I tell us about the charge that he lied to congress. This concerns his contacts with the website WikiLeaks, doesn't it? That's right. He's primarily charged with. Telling congress that he didn't have any information about any contact with Wiki leaks. He didn't have any text or emails about this which disposal counsel's office is saying was ally. They're saying that he he did have multiple Texan emails talking about efforts to communicate with WikiLeaks. And then they're saying he lied in his September twenty seventeen testimony when he identified an individual as back channel to Wiki leaks and other statements he made about his contact with WikiLeaks. They're saying that each of these statements that he made were all lies to congress, and we should say prosecutors have been examining contacts between Mr. stone other conservative activists and WikiLeaks, which published Email stolen from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's account in the weeks before the two thousand sixteen election. So this has been going on for nearly two years. Yes, that's right. And the perjury charge made up five out of the seven counts of the indictment. Right. Yeah. Technically, it's false statements to congress perjury's before the grand jury. But yeah. Yes. That is the bulk of the indictment, and then the other charge about trying to influence a witness was also about that witnesses testimony to congress. So most of this case is about his contacts with congress interview Friday, White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said the indictment had nothing to do with President Trump the White House, but she declined to respond to questions about whether it was Mr. Trump would directed a campaign official to contact Mr. stone about what releases WikiLeaks had planned. Yeah. That's right. There are few mentions in the indictment of campaign officials one of whom we've identified Steve Bannon communicating with Roger stone about what we leaks had what they were planning to do the mentions in the indictment are rather slim. They just provide little snippets of communication. So we don't really have the full picture of how involved was the campaign or not in trying to figure out what we see leaks had. But they do at least mentioned that scene. Senior officials on the campaign were trying to keep tabs on what weekly was doing and may have taken it a step further in terms of trying to persuade WikiLeaks to start releasing documents on a day that would be favorable to them arena would is the chief significance of Mr. stones arrest beyond the fact that he's a latest person tied to the Trump White House to be indicted. So I think what's significant here is they haven't actually even approached stone to for an interview or anything..

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"roger stone" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

03:17 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"They get right up there on the stand and they tested. I think the president knows that if you look at his relationship with Roger stone throughout the campaign they were on and off again and disputing their relationship with one another and then other times, we found out that stone actually was working with the campaign. And so to have confidence the stone. It's going to be faithful to him especially in the shadows of everything with Michael Cohen, just wouldn't be wise. We should all remember Roger son's ultimate contribution to the Donald Trump campaign in Iowa. So that Donald Trump could have a line that he could remember an embrace. He encouraged him to talk about build the wall and talk about it in construction terms, and it went over well at an event, and Where we. we are today. Julia Ainsley what else you got on this defeat more things? I'm teasing out this week. Oh, it seems that person to I would assume as rainy credit co because it talks about a radio host who he is talking with. And we know that Roger stone exchange. Text messages with Randy credit co another thing we're talking about the false statements. It seems part of this is ten lying to the house permanent select committee on intelligence so Muller is able to charge for false statements not just to his own agents. But to people on the hill as well. We know that as you see there from that footage. Capitol Hill has been very interested congress as they've done investigations into WikiLeaks into this role again just over and over again, the contacts between the campaign and stone or just kind of beat through in this indictment. And I think that that is was really key to where we go from here that this was not Roger stone acting as a rogue actor and then offering this up to the campaign. As a gift to try to ingratiate himself. It was the campaign reaching out to him saying, what do you have next and the talks about in here when they're trying to set up a secure line knowing that what they're going to be discussing is in something that they would want to be recorded or her Rick Tyler if you search read through this indictment from the special counsel's office. It becomes pretty clear that Roger stone can't just be dismissed as some kind of a freelancer mercenary that there are contacts and requests from the campaign to Roger stone. It's still unclear to me Willey. Whether Randy credit co actually had access to WikiLeaks, and he was supposedly passing those off to to Roger stone that has yet to be proven. That may be true. Sure. The Robert Muller's office knows that to be true or not to be true. But let's let's go back who is Roger stone, Roger stone. Like, Donald Trump is a political con man who showman stick is finally caught up with him. He's a professional prevaricate, or it shouldn't be surprised in anyone that he's now been indicted for perjury. He is a practitioner and the darker arcs of of the political dark arts. He's known for dirty tricks. And I think a lifetime of this. Stick has finally caught up with him. All right. We're going to continue to cover this breaking story. That's just come across to us. Again, the special counsel indictment in the arrest of Roger stone. We write back on morning Joe. The breaking news this morning. Roger stone who advised President Trump's two thousand sixteen presidential campaign has been arrested and a grand jury has handed down a seven count indictment from the special.

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"roger stone" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

04:21 min | 3 years ago

"roger stone" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"But I can assume they're all things that post date the Muller investigation. In other words, investigators came to Roger stone, and he allegedly told them false statements. He obstructed Justice under any of number of obstruction statutes, and he may have persuaded another witness to give false testimony what you can expect from the Trump side is going to be that this isn't Tirlian product of the special counsel investigation. These are crimes that were created by the investigation once the DOJ and US attorneys. Parched over these statements and found anything false in them that they could. That's what I expect to be the Trump, and Roger stone defense to these charges, and it's an interesting thing because that indictment it'll be interesting to see whether it contains any charges that predate the Muller investigations. That's something. The Trump team will seize upon. Well, Danny this is in Dighton it right at the top during the summer of twenty six stone spoke to senior Trump campaign officials about organization one and information might have had that would be damaging to the Clinton campaign. So this is connecting Roger stone to organization wine, which I I'm only scanning through this. But I speculate that that's probably WikiLeaks and Trump's senior campaign officials. So this is a link between WikiLeaks the hack and Trump campaign officials and isn't that fascinating? Because it's another example of what we call. Speaking indictments indictments just need to be a bare bones recitation. Effects just enough to get over that probable cause hump. So when you see this level of detail. This is the Muller team. This is the DOJ the US attorneys who are indicting these characters it's their opportunity to speak in the event that this report that we're all waiting on. Never sees the light of day they will chronicle what they did through their indictment, and you'll notice that and I'm expecting that the indictment doesn't charge any actual conduct in twenty sixteen. But rather the lying about or the obstruction of Justice win that conduct was later investigated by the Muller team again. I haven't had an opportunity this breaking news indictment, but I expect that's what we're going to see any this has been rumored for a while. As you watch Muller put the pieces together, why stone today versus a month ago versus a month from now. That's something that that's a strategic decision by the special counsel's office. Humane wide in today. I'm not saying, but right now in other words, this could have happened in month ago. This could have in two months ago as you see him put the pieces together. Is there anything that jumps out that this is happening now because most likely the Muller team is choosing to indict when they do in order to keep things confidential right up until the last possible minute. There must be some strategic decision in indicting, Roger stone. Now, when they could have as you said exactly indicted him months ago, but perhaps if they had it would make public these facts, and it might scare off other targets other witnesses and other subjects in the investigation. That's something that the DOJ and the US attorney's must keep in mind. Win investigating to only release this information when they absolutely have to in other words in in the event, they might scare off other individuals. Julia Ainsley I'm looking through this indictment as you are as well. What else are you seeing as you read it? So I I just want to correct one thing that I said about his affiliation with the campaign. He. He was an official that campaign up until August of twenty fifteen that would be over a year before the election. But then he says that he maintained close contact with imported to me, I think is the the fact that they want to show his relationship with the campaign, and especially right here. When you go down to paragraph five stone was contacted by senior Trump campaign officials to inquire about future releases by organization one that can be assumed to be WikiLeaks. The fact that he was contacted by Trump campaign officials so just that Muller has been using stone. Just as we thought he was to find out the coordination between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, it's spelled out here. And I'm looking here. Oh, I'm looking Danny just as I read through this. We've got one kind of obstruction one kind of witness tampering five counts of making false statements. Roger stone has been served dismissive of his role in all this..

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