Longtime Donald Trump associate and GOP operative Roger Stone was convicted on Friday of lying to Congress and witness tampering related to his efforts to conceal from Congress his contacts with the Trump campaign and people he believed were feeding him inside information about WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign.
Jurors, who deliberated for two days, convicted Stone on all seven counts of obstruction, making false statements and witness tampering.
The verdict marks another high-profile victory for former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Stone is the sixth Trump aide or adviser to be convicted of charges brought as part of Mueller’s probe.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the D.C. District Court denied the government’s request that Stone be held in jail until his sentencing on February 6.
Stone could face up to 20 years in prison.
Jackson did order Stone to continue to abide by his gag order prohibiting his use of social media or otherwise making public statements about his case.
Trump tweeted shortly after the verdict was announced, asking “what about” Hillary Clinton, Jame Comey, House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff and others. “Didn’t they lie?”
….A double standard like never seen before in the history of our Country?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2019