Roger Stone Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Court to Mueller Charges
Political advisor Roger Stone pleaded not guilty today in federal court to seven charges of obstruction of justice, making false statements to Congress and witness tampering, Fox News is reporting.
Stone appeared in a D.C. federal court in front of Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson and a status hearing was scheduled for Feb. 1.
Robinson on Tuesday ordered Stone not to travel anywhere other than Washington, the Eastern District of New York, and the Southern District of Florida while the case is pending. Robinson also said Stone is not permitted to have a passport in his possession or apply for any new passport. Stone was also ordered to return to court “whenever required.”
Stone was arrested last Friday in an early morning FBI raid after being indicted by a grand jury the previous day.
Stone appeared on Fox News’ Hannity last night where he said his indictment was meant to silence him for his support of Trump.
“This is meant to silence me,” he said.
“They’re trying to criminalize legitimate political inquiry. They’re trying to criminalize free speech, which is really what this is about.”
Watch the interview below: