Political insider Roger Stone pleaded ‘not guilty’ in a federal court Tuesday morning; refuting charges from the special counsel’s office he made false statements to Congress during his ongoing Russia-Collusion probe.
“Stone appeared in federal court for the District of Columbia before Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson. He entered a not guilty plea through his attorney Robert Buschel. A status hearing was scheduled for Feb. 1,” reports Fox News.
The 66-year-old advisor was abruptly taken into custody by the FBI Friday hours after being indicted by a federal grand jury.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
ROGER STONE ON HANNITY: I’ve Never Talked with Julian Assange
Republican strategist Roger Stone stopped by ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night to weigh-in on recent allegations he and others had coordinated with Julian Assange during the 2016 campaign; saying he has never met or spoken to the WikiLeaks founder.
“I think it’s speculation. Nowhere does it say John Podesta’s emails have been stolen and will be published… I think it’s despicable that they have tried to pit strong supporters of the President against each other,” said Stone.
“The bottom line is that neither one of us received anything whatsoever from Julian Assange,” he added.
“Have you ever talked to him? Ever meet him?” pressed Hannity.
“No, never,” he confirmed.
Watch Roger Stone on ‘Hannity’ above.
REPORT: Clinton Insiders Say Hillary Considering a THIRD RUN for the White House
Longtime Clinton insiders confirmed Sunday that the former Secretary of State and twice-failed presidential nominee is considering a third run for the White House in the coming months, reports the Hill.
“I’m told by three people that as recently as this week, she was telling people that look, given all this news from the indictments, particularly the Roger Stone indictment, she talked to several people, saying ‘look, I’m not closing the doors to this,'” said CNN White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny Sunday.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 27, 2019
“But I think we have to at least leave our mind open to the possibility that she is still talking about it,” he added. “She wants to take on Trump. Could she win a Democratic primary to do it? I don’t know the answer to that.”
Read the full report at the Hill.