Jury selection begins in Roger Stone’s trial
Trump’s associate accused of obstruction of justice, manipulation of witnesses and perjury to Congress
Jury selection began on Tuesday in the criminal trial of former Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone, who was indicted in an investigation into Russian election interference.
Litigation May Re-Draw attention to Trump campaign attempts to gain political gain by posting emails damaging rival Hillary Clinton. Intelligence says letters leaked by Wikileaks were stolen by Russian hackers.
Investigation into the “Russian case” that ended in March led to criminal charges against several of Trump’s advisors and associates. Stone is only the second representative of this group to plead not guilty..
He is accused of obstruction of justice, manipulation of witnesses and perjury to the House Intelligence Committee, which is currently leading the impeachment investigation against Trump..
More than 80 candidates were nominated for the selection of the jury.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Monday that opening statements by the parties will begin on Wednesday. The process is expected to last at least two weeks.
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