BREAKING: Roger Stone Guilty On Multiple Counts

The New York Times reports:

Roger J. Stone Jr., a former aide and longtime friend of President Trump, was found guilty on Friday of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election in what prosecutors said was an effort to protect Mr. Trump. Mr. Stone, 67, was charged with lying to the House Intelligence Committee, trying to block the testimony of another potential witness and concealing reams of evidence from investigators.

Prosecutors claimed he tried to thwart the committee’s work because the truth would have “looked terrible” for both the president and his campaign. In all, he faced seven felony counts and was found guilty on all. The jury of nine women and three men deliberated for seven hours over two days before finding Mr. Stone, a 40-year friend of Mr. Trump and well-known political provocateur, guilty.