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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:54 pm 
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Insults, threats and the Godfather: Feds parade Roger Stone witness tampering evidence

Prosecutors also revealed how frequently Stone was in touch with Trump’s campaign as he bragged about having information on WikiLeaks election-year plans.

By DARREN SAMUELSOHN and JOSH GERSTEIN
11/07/2019 03:02 PM EST, Updated: 11/07/2019 03:12 PM EST

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The texts and emails came cascading out on Thursday. A visceral insult, a chilling threat, a garbled reference to the mafia. And expletives, so many expletives.

Federal prosecutors unveiled a barrage of evidence against longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone on Thursday as they tried to show that Stone tried to bully an associate to stay silent when a House committee investigating Russia’s 2016 election interference came calling.

It all made for riveting courtroom drama at Stone’s trial for obstruction of Congress, lying and witness tampering as jurors heard all the juicy details from a variety of crude communications between Stone and liberal talk show host Randy Credico — the witness Stone is charged with threatening and trying to silence.

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5 takeaways from Roger Stone’s first major day in court

Trump takes it hard, this trial will be rated R and three other observations from the first of what's likely to be many colorful days.

By JOSH GERSTEIN and DARREN SAMUELSOHN
11/06/2019 07:40 PM EST

Call it the Cliff Notes version of the Mueller report.

That’s what a new panel of Washington, D.C., jurors heard Wednesday morning as federal prosecutors delivered a tight synopsis of how Roger Stone came to be a defendant in the last indictment to come from the special counsel’s office.

It was a powerful moment delivered exclusively to a courtroom audience. Anyone who’s been following Robert Mueller’s work closely would recognize all the pieces of the story. But to the 12 jurors who might be coming in cold, it was a stark and concise opening narrative explaining how the colorful characters in Trumpworld gossiped and plotted around Russia’s digital thefts of Democratic emails during the 2016 election — and the role Stone played in that story.

The longtime Donald Trump associate is facing charges that he lied to congressional investigators trying to untangle the complex web of Russia’s election meddling. Prosecutors say Stone also tampered with a witness in that probe.

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Steve Bannon Reluctantly Testifies in Roger Stone's Trial
By ASHRAF KHALIL / AP November 8, 2019

(WASHINGTON) — Steve Bannon appeared as a reluctant witness Friday in the federal criminal trial of political operative Roger Stone.

Bannon said he had been given a subpoena to testify against Stone and otherwise would not have come as he took the stand at the federal court in Washington.

Stone is being tried on charges of witness tampering and lying to Congress about his attempts to contacts WikiLeaks about damaging material during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Bannon testified that Stone “implied that he had a connection with WikiLeaks” but never stated it directly.

His testimony came after comedian and radio talk show Randy Creidco told jurors that Stone pressured him into backing up lies he told Congress, threatening to take away his dog at one point.

Randy Credico said Stone pressed him to “go along” with a false account of the operative’s contacts with WikiLeaks during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

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