The 7 biggest claims in Robert Mueller’s new indictment of President Trump associate Roger Stone

A new indictment against Roger Stone threatens to land the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump in prison. STONE thereafter told the Trump Campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by Organization 1. STONE was contacted by senior Trump Campaign officials to inquire about future releases by Organization 1. And that led the Trump campaign to ask Stone what was going on, according to the indictment. In subsequent conversations with senior Trump Campaign officials, STONE


A new indictment against Roger Stone threatens to land the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump in prison. STONE thereafter told the Trump Campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by Organization 1. STONE was contacted by senior Trump Campaign officials to inquire about future releases by Organization 1. And that led the Trump campaign to ask Stone what was going on, according to the indictment. In subsequent conversations with senior Trump Campaign officials, STONE
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The 7 biggest claims in Robert Mueller's new indictment of President Trump associate Roger Stone

A new indictment against Roger Stone threatens to land the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump in prison.

The indictment, brought as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, describes Stone as a source of information for Trump’s presidential campaign about the plans of the secret documents disclosure group WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks that year released material that had been stolen from the Democratic National Committee by what Mueller has said were Russian agents.

The indictment claims Stone lied to Congress and then used a “Godfather” analogy to encourage an associate to also lie to Congress to avoid exposing Stone’s mendacity.

And he allegedly threatened to steal the associate’s service dog.

Stone, who was released on a $250,000 bond hours after his arrest Friday in Florida, said he plans to plead not guilty in the case.

Here are seven highlights of Stone’s indictment, unsealed Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C.

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. STONE thereafter told the Trump Campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by Organization 1.

Organization 1 refers to WikiLeaks. A source has told CNBC that the senior campaign official was Steve Bannon, who later served as senior advisor to Trump once he was elected president.

This line in the indictment was quickly noticed by Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat who is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

The indictment describes the Trump campaign as being keen to know the nature of any information that Wikileaks had about Trump’s opponent in the 2016 campaign, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

During the summer of 2016, STONE spoke to senior Trump Campaign officials about Organization 1 and information it might have had that would be damaging to the Clinton Campaign. STONE was contacted by senior Trump Campaign officials to inquire about future releases by Organization 1.

The Trump campaign’s interest appeared to increase closer to Election Day, particularly as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Fox News that he had documents “associated with the election campaign, some unexpected angles, some quite interesting.”

On Oct. 1, 2016, Stone tweeted “@HillaryClinton is done.”

“#Wikileaks,” Stone added.

But an Assange press conference days later in London did not include any disclosures on Clinton. And that led the Trump campaign to ask Stone what was going on, according to the indictment.

On or about October 4, 2016, the head of Organization 1 held a press conference but did not release any new materials pertaining to the Clinton Campaign. Shortly afterwards, STONE received an email from the high-ranking Trump Campaign official asking about the status of future releases by Organization 1. STONE answered that the head of Organization 1 had a “[s]erious security concern” but that Organization 1 would release “a load every week going forward.”

Three days later, the Washington Post published details of a tape recorded in 2005 by the show “Access Hollywood” which revealed Trump talked lewdly about trying to have sex with a married woman, and kissing and grabbing the genitals of women without getting permission first because “when you’re a star, they let you do it.”

Less than an hour later, WikiLeaks published, for the first time, emails stolen from John Podesta, chairman of Clinton’s campaign.

On or about October 7, 2016, Organization 1 released the first set of emails stolen from the Clinton Campaign chairman. Shortly after Organization 1’s release, an associate of the high-ranking Trump Campaign official sent a text message to STONE that read “well done.” In subsequent conversations with senior Trump Campaign officials, STONE claimed credit for having correctly predicted the October 7, 2016 release.

The indictment suggests that Stone knew his contacts with WikiLeaks, which has come to be viewed as either a knowing or unknowing dupe of Russians trying to get Trump elected with the use of stolen material, could cause trouble for him and for the Trump campaign.

And he was allegedly worried that a longtime associate of his could also cause him trouble.

The indictment says Stone:

Made multiple false statements to [The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] about his interactions regarding Organization 1, and falsely denied possessing records that contained evidence of these interactions; and attempted to persuade a witness to provide false testimony to and withhold pertinent information from the investigations.

That witness has been identified as Stone’s associate Randy Credico, who is referred to as “Person 2” in the indictment.

The grand jury found that Stone referenced the movie “The Godfather: Part II,” and a famous scene in which former Corleone crime family captain Frank Pentangeli dramatically abandons his plan to give evidence against family chief Michael Corleone to a Senate committee.

Pentangeli, known as “Frankie Five Angels,” has that change of heart after seeing his brother, who lives in Sicily, walk into the Senate hearing room with Corleone.

Stone told Person 2 that Person 2 should do a ‘Frank Pentangeli’ before [the committee] in order to avoid contradicting Stone’s testimony,” the indictment charges, adding: “Frank Pentangeli is a character in the film The Godfather: Part II, which both Stone and Person 2 had discussed, who testifies before a congressional committee and in that testimony claims not to know critical information that he does in fact know.”

The indictment says that in April 2018, Stone called Credico a “rat” and threatened to steal his service dog: a white Coton de Tulear named Bianca.

“You are a rat. A stoolie. You backstab your friends-run your mouth my lawyers are dying Rip you to shreds,” Stone allegedly wrote.

Stone told Credico he would “take that dog away from you,” the indictment says.

“I am so ready. Let’s get it on. Prepare to die [expletive],” Stone allegedly told Credico.


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‘I would not associate Jay Powell with craziness,’ says IMF’s Christine Lagarde

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said Thursday she “would not associate” U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell “with craziness.” “I would not associate Jay Powell with craziness. Lagarde made the comment in response to a question from CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore about U.S. President Donald Trump. I think the Fed has gone crazy,” the president said after walking off Air Force One in Erie, Pennsylvania for a rally. Lagarde added: “All over the world, it is certainly a


International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said Thursday she “would not associate” U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell “with craziness.” “I would not associate Jay Powell with craziness. Lagarde made the comment in response to a question from CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore about U.S. President Donald Trump. I think the Fed has gone crazy,” the president said after walking off Air Force One in Erie, Pennsylvania for a rally. Lagarde added: “All over the world, it is certainly a
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'I would not associate Jay Powell with craziness,' says IMF's Christine Lagarde

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said Thursday she “would not associate” U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell “with craziness.”

“I would not associate Jay Powell with craziness. No, no, he comes across, and members of his board, as extremely serious, solid and certainly keen to base their decisions on actual information, and decide to communicate that properly,” she said, speaking to CNBC at the IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Bali, Indonesia.

Lagarde made the comment in response to a question from CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore about U.S. President Donald Trump. The American leader knocked the Fed on Wednesday for continuing to raise interest rates despite some recent market turbulence.

“I think the Fed is making a mistake. They are so tight. I think the Fed has gone crazy,” the president said after walking off Air Force One in Erie, Pennsylvania for a rally.

Lagarde added: “All over the world, it is certainly a good principle to have independence of the central banks and of the central bank governors. Certainly we have advocated that in all countries, and I think that the Fed is no exception.”


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Kroger to hire 11,000 supermarket workers, including 2,000 managers

Amid sweeping changes in the grocery industry, Kroger announced on Tuesday it is hiring for 11,000 new positions, including 2,000 management roles. It is also investing $500 million in associate wages and training and development over the next three years. As an example of the expected wage changes, Kroger cited a labor agreement it recently struck with its worker union in Cincinnati, the UFCW 75. After one year of service, associate wages will rise to $11 an hour. Several grocers, including Wal


Amid sweeping changes in the grocery industry, Kroger announced on Tuesday it is hiring for 11,000 new positions, including 2,000 management roles. It is also investing $500 million in associate wages and training and development over the next three years. As an example of the expected wage changes, Kroger cited a labor agreement it recently struck with its worker union in Cincinnati, the UFCW 75. After one year of service, associate wages will rise to $11 an hour. Several grocers, including Wal
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Kroger to hire 11,000 supermarket workers, including 2,000 managers

Amid sweeping changes in the grocery industry, Kroger announced on Tuesday it is hiring for 11,000 new positions, including 2,000 management roles.

It is also investing $500 million in associate wages and training and development over the next three years.

As an example of the expected wage changes, Kroger cited a labor agreement it recently struck with its worker union in Cincinnati, the UFCW 75. Starting wages will be raised to at least $10 per hour for associates in the Cincinnati/Dayton area. After one year of service, associate wages will rise to $11 an hour.

Kroger has been trying to transform its company as the industry undergoes massive changes, pressured by Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods and changing consumer preferences. Several grocers, including Walmart, have realigned its workforce and resources to readjust to the need to focus more digital efforts, including delivery options.

One Kroger effort is the roll out of”Scan, Bag and Go,” a platform that allows shoppers to bypass a traditional cashier in paying for items, to 400 locations by the end of this year.


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Judge lifts home confinement on Paul Manafort associate Rick Gates

A federal judge on Tuesday lifted home confinement imposed on Richard Gates, an associate of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort who faces charges related to the special counsel’s probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Gates had been confined to his home while awaiting trial since he and Manafort were charged with money laundering, conspiracy against the United States and other counts as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Gates and Manafort


A federal judge on Tuesday lifted home confinement imposed on Richard Gates, an associate of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort who faces charges related to the special counsel’s probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Gates had been confined to his home while awaiting trial since he and Manafort were charged with money laundering, conspiracy against the United States and other counts as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Gates and Manafort
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Judge lifts home confinement on Paul Manafort associate Rick Gates

A federal judge on Tuesday lifted home confinement imposed on Richard Gates, an associate of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort who faces charges related to the special counsel’s probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

Gates had been confined to his home while awaiting trial since he and Manafort were charged with money laundering, conspiracy against the United States and other counts as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Gates and Manafort have pleaded not guilty.


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Trump associate reportedly said Russia deal would ‘get Donald elected’

In emails to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen that the newspaper cited, the associate, Felix Sater, wrote: “Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. In a separate email seen by the Times, Sater, a Russian immigrant and then-Trump Organization broker, wrote: “I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected.” It is not clear why Sater would have thought a Trump Tower project in Moscow would have helped the president’s chances of winning. Separately on Monday, The W


In emails to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen that the newspaper cited, the associate, Felix Sater, wrote: “Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. In a separate email seen by the Times, Sater, a Russian immigrant and then-Trump Organization broker, wrote: “I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected.” It is not clear why Sater would have thought a Trump Tower project in Moscow would have helped the president’s chances of winning. Separately on Monday, The W
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Trump associate reportedly said Russia deal would 'get Donald elected'

One of President Donald Trump’s business associates said in 2015 that a real estate agreement in Russia could aid the then-candidate in winning the White House, The New York Times reported Monday.

In emails to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen that the newspaper cited, the associate, Felix Sater, wrote: “Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”

In a separate email seen by the Times, Sater, a Russian immigrant and then-Trump Organization broker, wrote: “I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected.”

The development comes as federal and congressional investigators probe Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. Trump has denied any collusion, though developments since the election have shown that Trump associates were at least willing to accept Russian help during the election.

Cohen told the Times that Sater practices “salesmanship” and that he “ultimately determined that the proposal was not feasible.” Cohen “never agreed” to make a trip to Russia, he added.

It is not clear why Sater would have thought a Trump Tower project in Moscow would have helped the president’s chances of winning.

Separately on Monday, The Washington Post reported that Cohen asked top Kremlin press aide Dmitry Peskov for help with the “stalled” Trump Tower project in January 2016.

“Over the past few months I have been working with a company based in Russia regarding the development of a Trump Tower – Moscow project in Moscow City,” Cohen wrote Peskov, the Post reported, citing a person familiar with the email. “Without getting into lengthy specifics. the communication between our two sides has stalled.”

“As this project is too important, I am hereby requesting your assistance. I respectfully request someone, preferably you, contact me so that I might discuss the specifics as well as arranging meetings with the appropriate individuals. I thank you in advance for your assistance and look forward to hearing from you soon,” he also wrote, according to the Post.

Cohen told congressional investigators that Sater recommended that he write the email, the Post added. He added that “he did not recall receiving a response,” the newspaper reported.

A plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow never came about. In a statement to the Times on Monday, the Trump Organization said it “has never had any real estate holdings or interests in Russia.”


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