Roger Stone Found Guilty On All Seven Counts, Faces 50 Years In Prison

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Republican operative Roger Stone has been found guilty on seven counts and could face 50 years in prison. (ABC)

Roger Stone, the infamous Republican operative, was found guilty by a federal jury in Washington, D.C. on Friday during his statements at the obstruction trial.

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The verdict was announced after days of deliberations by the jury and means that Stone will most likely face prison time as a first time offender.

Stone, 67, was arrested back in January in his home by a swarm of FBI agents on charges brought forth by at-the-time special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russia probe.

Stone stood at the trial without saying a word to accept the verdict after previously pleading not guilty to the charges of making false statements, obstruction and witness tampering.

Trump quickly tweeted out about the verdict calling the decision a “double standard.”

“So they now convict Roger Stone of lying and want to jail him for many years to come. Well, what about Crooked Hillary, Comey, Strzok, Page, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, Shifty Schiff, Ohr & Nellie, Steele & all of the others, including even Mueller himself? Didn’t they lie? A double standard like never seen before in the history of our Country?” said Trump.

The indictment of Stone was that he was accused of lying to the House Intelligence Committee about his contact with WikiLeaks.

The trial lasted six days and the government prosecutors showed emails and text messages to prove its case that Stone had lied to Congress to hide his attempts to coordinate with WikiLeaks. The specifically pointed to Stone’s comments that lawmakers had no records of contact with WikiLeaks or the hacked Clinton campaign emails.

Stone’s defense said that their client did not mean to lie to the committee and claimed that the investigation against him was guided by political reasons.

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