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.
CNN banner: "TRUMP ASSOCIATE ROGER STONE FOUND GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 15, 2019
You know what they call it inside the White House when one of Trump’s cronies are convicted in federal court?
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) November 15, 2019
REUTERS: TRUMP ADVISER ROGER STONE GUILTY ON ALL SEVEN COUNTS OF LYING TO CONGRESS, OBSTRUCTION AND WITNESS TAMPERING -U.S. JURY VERDICT
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 15, 2019
Roger Stone has been found GUILTY!
I want to throw a party.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) November 15, 2019