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According to the indictment, Stone lied to lawmakers about not having any documents or communications concerning the hacked emails and WikiLeaks.

Billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump, left, walks to the Federal Courthouse in Newark, N.J., with Roger Stone, the director of Trump's presidential exploratory committee, October 25, 1999, for the swearing-in of Trump's sister as a federal appeals court judge.

The intelligence committee voted to release a transcript of Stone's testimony to Mueller as a precursor to an indictment. USA intelligence agencies and Mueller's investigators have said Russian Federation was the source of that hacked material. Stone, they say, was in close contact with the Trump campaign as he was trying to find out when WikiLeaks was planning to publish its next batch of damaging emails and documents about the Clinton campaign.

Some of those false statements were made to the House intelligence committee, prosecutors allege. Stone has denied any wrongdoing.

He's a longtime political consultant, a purveyor of conspiracy theories and an unabashed reveller in his own reputation for underhanded tactics. Though he was quickly ousted from the campaign, he has remained an ardent defender of the president and a coloruful critic of the Mueller probe.

"Your view, based on what we know to be, the trigger that Mueller is willing to use on false statements to Congress, is that you have knowledge of other individuals that you think by this standard would also be charged?"

"I think many of those who testified before our committee while the Republicans were in power were under the impression that they could say virtually anything and get away with it", she said. He branded the conversation an "exclusive".

"The reason I'm a Nixonite is because of his indestructibility and resilience", he told the New Yorker in an interview, shortly after he had the 37th president's face tattooed between his shoulder blades.

The indictment provides the most detail to date about how Trump campaign associates in the summer of 2016 actively sought the disclosure of emails the United States says were hacked by Russian Federation, then provided to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Schiff says the most significant allegation is that a senior campaign official "was directed" in July 2016 to contact Stone about additional WikiLeaks releases.

According to the indictment, not only did Stone lie to Congress about his interactions with WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign, but he also tried to prevent an associate, Randy Credico, from providing testimony to Congress that would contradict Stone's version of events. Trump also plays a central role in a separate case in NY, where prosecutors have implicated him in a crime.

The White House moved quickly to distance Mr Trump from the Mr Stone's indictment.

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But he is also reveling in cable news network's latest bit of interest in his political life.

"This morning's widely-circulated characterization of Roger Stone as a Nixon campaign aide or adviser is a gross misstatement", the Foundation said in a tweet. "Mr".

The indictment described in detail numerous emails and text messages "during the 2016 campaign in which he discussed Organisation 1, its head, and its possession of hacked emails".

Mueller and his team have indicted or secured guilty pleas from at least 34 individuals, including prominent members of Trump's campaign, and three companies.

The president himself isn't accused of a crime.

Stone has said he learned from Credico that WikiLeaks planned to disclose the emails.

Stone told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning he believes he is being wrongly accused of making false statements but if others in then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's 2016 campaign committed illegal acts he would relay that information to Mueller's Russian collusion investigators.