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Roger Stone Arrested On Charges Brought By Special Counsel

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Roger Stone Arrested On Charges Brought By Special Counsel
He's been indicted on seven counts, including making false statements, witness tampering and obstruction of an official proceeding.
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A Florida judge has released former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone on a $250,000 bond. FBI agents arrested Stone earlier Friday morning. 

He's been indicted by a grand jury on seven counts brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, including making false statements, witness tampering and obstruction of an official proceeding.

Following his initial court appearance Friday, Stone told reporters that he won't testify against the president and called Mueller's investigation "politically motivated."

Mueller's been looking into Stone's possible ties to WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. During the 2016 campaign, Stone teased his knowledge of the DNC hacks on social media before the emails went public. He even claimed to have "communicated with Assange," though both he and WikiLeaks later denied any contact.

But the indictment alleges that Stone was in contact with WikiLeaks, largely through a person serving as an intermediary. It also alleges he provided the Trump campaign with advance knowledge about "potential future releases of damaging material."

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders responded to Stone's indictment Friday by attempting to distance the Trump administration from Stone.

"This has nothing to do with the president and certainly nothing to do with the White House. This is something that has to do solely with that individual," Sanders told CNN.

The judge set up some travel restrictions for Stone that allow him to only travel between Florida, New York City and Washington, D.C.

Stone said he plans to plead not guilty.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.