Robert Mueller and his team have just filed a harsh response to Roger Stone, where they list all of the reasons why Stone’s case is indeed related to 2018 indictments of Russian intelligence officers who were alleged to have had hacked the Democratic National Convention (DNC), despite Stone’s denials.
You can view the full filing here, which includes said list of reasons.
It was revealed by prosecutors:
‘In particular, evidence in this case was found in accounts that were subject to search warrants executed in Netyksho.
‘Moreover, the alleged obstructive conduct in this case was directed at a congressional investigation into conduct that formed the basis for the criminal charges in Netyksho.’
‘Netyksho’ is the name that the United States government uses to refer to the case regarding Russian rackers.
In the above-linked documentation is also revealed by prosecutors:
‘In the course of investigating that activity, the government obtained and executed dozens of search warrants on various accounts used to facilitate the transfer of stolen documents for release, as well as to discuss the timing and promotion of their release,” prosecutors noted. “Several of those search warrants were executed on accounts that contained Stone’s communications with Guccifer 2.0 and with Organization 1.’
It has not been a good day for Trump. It was revealed earlier that White House Press Secretary has also been interviewed by the special counsel’s office.
The details in the filing are blunt and, at times, harsh.
‘In other words, the criminal conduct alleged in Netyksho was a central focus of the congressional investigation that the defendant is alleged to have obstructed, and therefore the activities underlying the crimes charged in that case are part of the same activities underlying the crimes charged in this case.’
There are claims made throughout that Roger Stone lied to the interviewing congressional committee.
‘The defendant’s false statements did not arise in a vacuum: they were made in the course of an investigation into possible links between Russian individuals (including the Netyksho defendants), individuals associated with the dumping of materials (including Organization 1), and U.S. persons (including the defendant).’
It has also been reported by Politico today that there has been a gag ordered slapped on to Roger Stone. The U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Stone and his legal associates:
‘must refrain from making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case.’
This story is currently developing and it is likely that more will be revealed soon.
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