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The GOP operative was charged with making false statements, obstruction and witness tampering tied to his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails in 2016.

So Roger Stone goes to jail but none of the corrupt Democrats are even getting investigated. Seems the entire judicial system is biased.

By Dartunorro Clark

Republican operative Roger Stone was found guilty on Friday of all seven counts against him, including witness tampering and making false statements.

Prosecutors portrayed Stone, 67, as a serial liar who tried to bully witnesses into not cooperating with authorities. They charged the confidant of President Donald Trump with making false statements, obstruction and witness tampering in a case that was an offshoot of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Stone is the sixth Trump aide or adviser to be convicted of charges brought as part of Mueller’s probe.

His sentencing was set for Feb. 6 and he could face up to 20 years in prison.

Trump tweeted shortly after the verdict was announced, asking “what about” Hillary Clinton, Jame Comey, House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff and others. “Didn’t they lie?”

The colorful trial in Washington, D.C., lasted for nearly two weeks and featured references to “The Godfather Part II,” threats of dognapping, complaints of food poisoning and a gag order.

Stone was arrested in January in an early morning FBI raid and charged with misleading the House Intelligence Committee in 2017 about his efforts to find out when WikiLeaks would be releasing emails hacked from the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

The prosecution rested its case on Tuesday with the testimony of former FBI agent Michelle Taylor. She was recalled to testify about Stone’s testimony to the Intelligence Committee, specifically when he told the panel about his thoughts about the potential connection between Guccifer 2.0 and the Russian government.

The trial also featured various former Trump aides, including ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and onetime Trump campaign aide Rick Gates, who struck a plea deal with Mueller.

Bannon told jurors he saw Stone as “an access point” to WikiLeaks.

Gates testified that it was his understanding that Stone had inside, non-public information into Wikileaks’ operation and that the campaign acted on it.

After the DNC announced it had been hacked and Wikileaks planned a press conference, the campaign had “brainstorming” sessions about what to do with the information. Gates said that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was convicted earlier this year in the Mueller probe, told him he would update Trump with any information that he could get from Stone.

The jury also saw an email between Gates and Stone after the DNC announced it had been hacked. In it, Stone asks for Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner’s contact information.

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