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Trump advisor Roger Stone is arrested in Mueller's Russia investigation

WASHINGTON - Roger Stone, a Republican consultant who embraced his decades-old reputation as a dirty trickster and helped launch President Donald Trump's political career, was arrested Friday morning in the Russia investigation and accused of lying about his pursuit of hacked Democratic Party emails.

Stone, 66, was charged with one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements and one count of witness tampering. He was released on a $250,000 bond after a federal court appearance in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he was taken into custody at home before sunrise.

At the center of the charges are Stone's conversations involving WikiLeaks, which released emails that were hacked by Russian operatives

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