‘Lock Him Up’ Chants Drown Out Ex-Trump Adviser Roger Stone’s Speech After Arrest In Mueller Probe




President Trump’s longtime associate Roger Stone addressed reporters Friday afternoon after his appearance in a Florida federal court, where he’s out on a $250,000 bond.

“As I have always said, the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about,” Stone told reporters. “After a two-year inquisition, the charges today have nothing to do with Russia.”

As Stone railed against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, he was at times drowned out by bystanders chanting “Lock him up.”





The informal adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign appeared in a Ft. Lauderdale court following his arrest earlier in the morning. Stone was indicted on seven counts as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, including one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements and one count of witness tampering.

Stone is now the sixth associate of the president to be charged in connection with Mueller’s probe into Russian interference and potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

As the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale notes, Stone touted his close relationship to the president in his remarks Friday: “I am one of his oldest friends. I am a fervent supporter of the president.”

Stone said he intends to “plead not guilty” to all charges.