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White House says Stone indictment has nothing to do with Trump

WASHINGTON: The federal special counsel's indictment of Roger Stone, a longtime affiliate of US President Donald Trump, in the Russia probe are unrelated to the president or the White House, Trump's press secretary stated on Friday.
"The charges brought against Mr. Stone have nothing to do with the president, has nothing to do with the White House," spokeswoman Sarah Sanders informed CNN. "The president did nothing wrong."

Stone, who served as a marketing campaign adviser for Trump's 2016 White House run, was once arrested earlier on Friday, charged with seven legal counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements.

He has faced scrutiny for his improve for Trump all over the 2016 presidential marketing campaign, when he implied he had get admission to to knowledge bought by means of hackers that would embarrass Democrats, together with Trump's rival for the White House, Hillary Clinton.

According to a grand jury indictment launched by means of US special counsel Robert Mueller's place of job, a senior Trump marketing campaign legitimate had spoken with Stone about the harmful knowledge.

Asked many times if Trump had directed a senior marketing campaign legitimate to touch Stone about the stolen emails, Sanders did not directly resolution, announcing she had no longer read the indictment and referring specific questions to Trump's outdoor counsel.

Trump's outdoor legal professionals Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani didn't respond to a request for remark on the indictment earlier on Friday.

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