Roger Stone, a longtime Republican political operative known recently for his involvement with Donald Trump, was found guilty on Friday of seven charges including lying to Congress and witness tampering.
Stone had been under fire for his involvement with WikiLeaks during the 2016 election. Tweets he wrote during that election indicated that he had knowledge of Wikileaks’ intent to publish private emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. After the election, associates of Stone said he had had contact with Julian Assange during that time.
In addition to lying to Congress about his involvement in the scandal, Stone was found guilty of witness tampering. In December of 2017 he had texted a witness for the prosecution and told him “if you testify you’re a fool” and “prepare to die.”
Stone now faces the possibility of decades in prison.