What sort of Gold Nugget in the Treasury Chest came in the Russian Probe today, well, there is revealed through Court Document from Washington D.C. Beryl C. Howell ordered Trump-Aide and Associate Roger Stone to appear before the Grand Jury. This is breaking news and also astonishing enough in itself.
That the attorneys of Stone couldn’t produce legitimate reasons to dismiss and argue for not participating, says also a lot about him at this point. This means that Robert Mueller can continue to pursuit his subpoenaed documents from the aide and also get this:
“For the foregoing reasons, the Witness’s Second Motion to Quash Subpoena is denied. Consequently, the witness is ordered, pursuant to the grand jury subpoenas served by the Special Counsel, to appear before the grand jury to provide testimony at the earliest date available to the grand jury, and to complete production of the subpoenaed records promptly” (UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – Grand Jury Action No. 18-34 (BAH), 31.07.2018).
For the ones thinking, why hasn’t Roger Stone come up before or been part earlier, maybe because of the way he has tried to weasel himself out. In the Court Filings, he has not answered or replied to any of the subpoenas that Mueller have sent and therefore, the final order is the reason for the stalling of his participation in the case itself.
He is not a nobody as this was written about him in 1986: “At 33, Roger Stone — college dropout and Watergate dirty trickster — is either the hottest political consultant or the slickest self-promoter in town, depending on whom you ask. “He is the single best Republican consultant in a cluster of stars,” says close friend John Buckley, press secretary to Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.), whom Stone serves as a political adviser. “He’s one of the great all-time frauds of American politics,” says New Right point man Paul Weyrich, national chairman of the Free Congress Political Action Committee. “His reputation vastly exceeds his ability.”” (…) “His office at Black Manafort Stone & Kelly, the high-profile lobbying firm, is decorated in muted tones of gray. Stone, who served as Ronald Reagan’s regional political director for the Northeast in the 1980 presidential campaign, sits behind a large desk, his tasseled loafers propped up” (Stephanie Mansfield – ‘The Rise And Gall of Roger Stone’ 16.06.1986 link:https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1986/06/16/the-rise-and-gall-of-roger-stone/d8ce308b-7055-4666-860e-378833f46e17/?utm_term=.a526526d7b5d).
The company he worked for was Black Manafort Stone & Kelly together with Manafort, whose already on trial for dozens of count. Therefore, today the is special, when his former associate is also have to appear in front of the grand jury. To top it off, let show one sign of the long relationship with Trump. He has been a close associate since 1979, met through Roy Cohn, who was an associate at the lobbying firm he worked with in the 1980s. Therefore, the connection of him showing up before a Grand Jury must be interesting. Also, whatever he has done together with Paul Manafort, who is the first person put on trial by the Russian Probe by the Special Counsel Mueller.
This here will just get more interesting, as the Probe are pulling the net around Trump, piece by piece into the world of the President. This saga is far from over, but certainly a bleak day for Trump Campaign. Peace.