Longtime Trump friend Roger Stone convicted on all 7 counts

Prosecutors argued that Stone, one of the president’s first political advisers, had obstructed a congressional probe into how Russia had interfered with the 2016 election.
1:39 | 11/16/19

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Transcript for Longtime Trump friend Roger Stone convicted on all 7 counts
Now to the verdict on Roger stone, guilty on all counts. Facing what could be significant time in federal prison. Here's Pierre Thomas. Reporter: Tonight, so-called dirty trickster Roger stone and political disciple of Richard Nixon emerging from the courthouse moments after he was found guilty on all seven counts of witness tampering, obstruction, and lying to congress. Donald Trump's longtime friend and one of his first political advisers now facing years in prison. Described as turning beet red as the jury's verdict was read. Prosecutors argued stone obstructed a congressional probe into how Russia funneled stolen democratic emails to Wikileaks to interfere with the 2016 election. Former trump campaign chief Steve Bannon testifying stone was the unofficial access point to Wikileaks. Wikileaks. I love Wikileaks. Reporter: Stone denied he ever had conversations with Donald Trump about Russia. At trial, phone records that had been redacted from the public Mueller report revealed stone repeatedly spoke with candidate trump during the summer of 2016, at the same time he was chasing those stolen emails from Wikileaks. David, stone joins a number of the president's advisers who have been convicted. What we don't yet know is if stone will be pardoned and never see prison.

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