Ex-Trump adviser convicted of lying and witness tampering

Donald Trump’s former adviser Roger Stone has been found guilty on all seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and lying to Congress.

The self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” was found guilty of the offences by a jury in Washington on Friday.

A long-time Republican operative and friend of Mr Trump’s, Stone was an adviser to the then-candidate during his 2016 presidential election campaign.

Roger Stone was brought before a judge on Thursday
Image:Stone was convicted of obstruction, witness tampering and lying to Congress

He is the sixth Trump aide or adviser to be convicted of charges brought as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference of the election.

His trial in a federal court arose from that investigation and damaging WikiLeaks emails, hacked by Russia, about then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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