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US Jury Finds Trump Ally Guilty Of Lying To Congress

US Jury Finds Trump Ally Guilty Of Lying To Congress
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By Staff, Agencies

A jury found US President Donald Trump's longtime associate guilty on seven criminal counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.

Roger Stone, Trump's former adviser and longtime friend, has been found guilty at his trial in federal court in Washington on Friday. 

The self-described “dirty trickster” and “agent provocateur”, was charged in a seven-count indictment which alleged he lied to lawmakers about WikiLeaks, tampered with witnesses and obstructed a House intelligence committee probe.

Prosecutors accused Stone of telling lawmakers five different lies related to WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, which in 2016 dumped a series of damaging emails about Clinton that US intelligence officials and Special Counsel Robert Mueller later concluded had been stolen by Russian hackers.

The 67-year-old veteran Republican political operative had denied the allegations and claimed the case is politically motivated.