Nov 16, 2019

Roger Stone arrived with a Bible, left with a conviction

Roger Stone and his wife Nydia Stone arrive at the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse, on Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone held a Bible as he arrived at the federal courthouse in Washington on Friday.

The intrigue: Hours later, the self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" was convicted on all charges — guilty of seven counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering, Reuters reports.

  • The judge set sentencing for Feb. 6, and rejected a prosecution bid to have Stone jailed until then.

President Trump tweeted:

  • "So they now convict Roger Stone of lying and want to jail him for many years to come. Well, what about Crooked Hillary, Comey, Strzok, Page, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, Shifty Schiff, Ohr & Nellie, Steele & all of the others, including even Mueller himself? Didn’t they lie?"

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Trump forces offer president clashing advice on Roger Stone pardon

Roger Stone. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A big question swirling through Trumpworld: Will President Trump pardon his old friend Roger Stone? Some of Trump's closest advisers told me the president would be making a huge political mistake if he does.

Context: Stone was found guilty, on Friday, of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress. A judge will sentence him in February.

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House investigating whether Trump lied in written answers to Mueller

Robert Mueller testifiies. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

The House is investigating whether President Trump lied in his written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller in the wake of new revelations from Roger Stone's trial, CNN reports.

Why it matters: House Democrats had previously suggested in a court filing in September that Trump may have lied, but they drew "new focus" to the allegations during opening arguments Monday in a case involving the Judiciary Committee's request to unseal grand jury materials from the Mueller report, per CNN.

Go deeperArrowNov 18, 2019

Schiff: Uncontested facts from inquiry show Trump solicited a bribe

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff holds a press conference in the Capitol on Tuesday. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told NPR Tuesday the impeachment inquiry draft report provides "abundant evidence" that President Trump's acts on Ukraine would qualify him to be impeached.

What's new: Schiff told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" later Tuesday that evidence suggests Trump was "using" Rudy Giuliani to "coerce Ukraine" in that probe. Schiff said investigators are trying to find the owner of a "-1" number that featured in call records involving Giuliani and his Ukraine work. He said there were "indications in the trial of Roger Stone that when he was communicating with the president."

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