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Dershowitz: Stone Charges Stem From Mueller Probe Itself

By    |   Friday, 25 January 2019 12:21 PM

The seven-count indictment against Roger Stone is a "typical" one for special counsel Robert Mueller, as it is heavy on "stories" involving collusion and WikiLeaks, but ending up with charges of violations allegedly occurring as a result of the investigation itself, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Friday.

"He has found almost no crimes that occurred before he was appointed as special counsel, but he was appointed as special counsel to uncover crimes that had already occurred," Dershowitz told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

Stone, who was arrested before dawn on Friday in Florida is charged with obstruction, lying to investigators, and witness tampering, and has been released on $250,000 bond. In the indictment itself, however, are descriptions about Stone's alleged connections with WikiLeaks and with Trump campaign officials about revealing information about then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

That doesn't mean that the charges that have been filed against Stone and others are any less criminal, but it means "there has been a failure to uncover the basic crimes for which he was appointed," said Dershowitz.

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said Friday that the president is not nervous about Stone's indictment, and Dershowitz said Trump only should be nervous if he is implicated in the indictment itself, and "the answer to that is clearly no."

He also said the raid on Stone's house was done in a "very heavy-handed way," when usually in such cases, the person's attorney is contacted and told the suspect is about to be indicted.

"This is something that prosecutors do a lot in order to intimidate witnesses," said Dershowitz. "When they want to get people to testify, they are very heavy-handed, and they make the point very clearly this is not about you. You can save yourself, your family and friends. Just give us what we want to hear about the president."

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The indictment against Roger Stone is a "typical" one for special counsel Robert Mueller, involving collusion and WikiLeaks, but ending up with charges of violations allegedly occurring as a result of the investigation itself, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said.
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