Longtime Republican campaign advisor and friend of Donald Trump, Roger Stone pleaded not guilty to seven criminal charges of false statements, witness tampering and obstruction of justice on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019. Stone was the 34th person charged by Mueller. Of those 34, seven have plead guilty.
Stone had been accused of lying to investigators about his communications with WikiLeaks’ publication of emails meant to affect Hillary Clinton’s campaign against Trump in 2016, threatening a contact of his whose testimony would have contradicted his, and coordinating with the Trump camp about his outreach to WikiLeaks.
His bail was set at $250,000 and he is limited to travel to Washington DC, New York, Virginia and Florida. He will be back in court on Friday, February 1st, represented by his out-of-state attorneys. Stone has been doing interviews with major media outlets, sending newsletters to raise money for his legal fees, and sells T-shirts and signed rocks to raise money as well.