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Trump adviser 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 his home before sunrise.

He emerged from the courthouse smiling, his arms outstretched in a V-for-victory pose made famous by his political idol, President Richard Nixon, who resigned from office during the

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