As President Trump continues to insist that there was “no collusion” with Russia, another major domino fell in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation Friday with the early morning arrest and indictment of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone.
Stone is now the sixth associate of the president to be charged in connection with Mueller’s probe into Russian interference and potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Following Stone’s arrest, former CIA Director John Brennan told MSNBC on Friday that he is looking forward to the future indictments of “a significant number of names that will be quite familiar to the average American.”
“I think people are waiting for the report that is coming out from Robert Mueller. What I look for most are the indictments. It’s so rich in detail,” Brennan said. “To me all of these indictments will be basically the compendium of Robert Mueller’s, the special counsel’s investigation. I expect there to be a significant number, and a significant number of names that will be quite familiar to the average American.”
A particular line from Stone’s indictment unsealed on Friday referred to Stone’s interactions with WikiLeaks and a “senior Trump Campaign official”: “After the July 22, 2016 release of stolen DNC emails by Organization 1, a senior Trump Campaign official was directed to contact STONE about any additional releases and what other damaging information Organization 1 had regarding the Clinton Campaign.”
The Mueller probe has proven to be a lucrative business for some online gamblers who bet on the likelihood of different possible outcomes in the probe on websites like PredictIt.
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— PredictIt (@PredictIt) January 25, 2019
The price on the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., being indicted rose 5 percent to 52 cents.
Some gamblers who placed bets on Stone being indicted for 67¢ a share made a profit on Friday when Mueller charged him with one count of obstruction of justice, five counts of making false statements to investigators, and one count of witness tampering.
Shares for Former Trump lawyer and ‘fixer’ Michael Cohen publicly testifying before February 28, 2019, are trading at 61¢ for yes, 39¢ for no.