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Stone Blocks Senate Judiciary Request With 5th Amendment

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By    |   Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:51 PM

Longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone on Tuesday invoked his Fifth Amendment right in declining to share documents and testimony with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to a letter posted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

The requests, Stone's lawyer Grant Smith wrote in a letter dated Dec. 3, "are far too overbroad, far too overreaching, far too wide ranging both in their all-embracing list of persons to whom the request could relate with whom Mr. Stone has communicated over the past three years," and the "documents concerning imprecision of the requests."

The Senate Judiciary Committee last year requested documents from Stone regarding any communication he had with WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, and with Russian officials and members of the Trump campaign.

Stone is under scrutiny in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Smith in his letter refused to give into the Mueller probe as a "fishing expedition," adding the document request would "unquestionably be a testimonial act protected by the U.S. Constitution."

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Declining to share documents and testimony with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone invoked his Fifth Amendment right, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., wrote in a letter Tuesday.
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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 05:51 PM
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