January 25, 2019

Feinstein Statement on Roger Stone Indictment

            Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the indictment and arrest of Trump associate Roger Stone:

            “The indictment and arrest of Roger Stone is the latest sign that the special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections is having real, tangible results. The indictment of Roger Stone, a friend and advisor of then-candidate Trump, charges him with lying to Congress about the release of Democratic emails hacked by Russians. These are serious charges.

            “Stone, also charged with witness tampering, is the latest individual in President Trump’s circle to be charged with obstruction of justice and lying about the campaign’s connections to Russia and Russian interference in the 2016 election. It’s time for President Trump and his top aides to be truthful with the American people.

            “The White House this morning denied any connection between this indictment and President Trump. However, the phrase ‘Trump campaign’ appears in the indictment 24 times, with specific details about a senior Trump campaign official reaching out to Stone regarding leaked emails.

            “Special Counsel Mueller has brought 37 indictments, obtained seven guilty pleas and has secured the cooperation of several key individuals. His work to uncover what really happened during the 2016 election has been thorough and objective, and he must be allowed to complete his job without interference." 

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