Roger Stone

Prosecutors accuse Roger Stone of violating gag order with social media posts

Roger Stone
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Federal prosecutors on Thursday accused longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone, who is currently awaiting trial on charges stemming from the Mueller investigation, of violating the terms of his gag order by posting about his case on social media.

"Stone placed the June 18 and June 19 posts on a social media platform specifically identified in the Court’s order, Instagram. The posts refer to Stone’s filings in this case and they target the investigation that was conducted by the Special Counsel and FBI of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The posts, moreover, tag major media outlets, effectively calling on those outlets to cover Stone’s allegations."

Prosecutors say Rick Gates is still cooperating, may testify in Roger Stone trial

Rick Gates
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Former Trump campaign deputy chairman Rick Gates is still cooperating with federal prosecutors as part of his plea deal, and he may testify in the upcoming trials of Roger Stone and former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig, according to a new joint status update.

The big picture: Gates, who pleaded guilty in February 2018 to conspiracy and lying to the FBI after being indicted alongside his mentor Paul Manafort, has had his sentencing delayed at least 5 times as he continues to cooperate in "several ongoing investigations." Special counsel Robert Mueller wrote in his report that he referred 14 cases for potential outside prosecution — only two of which are publicly known.