Roger Stone is calling on a federal judge to dismiss charges against him stemming from special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe, while also demanding an unredacted copy of the final report.
Stones lawyers made the demands in a flurry of court motions filed on Friday, days ahead of the expected release of a redacted copy of Muellers report.
“Only by reviewing the full, unredacted Mueller Report can Roger Stone be assured of his rights to due process, to compulsory process, to know the exculpatory evidence, to determine whether or not he is being selectively prosecuted,” Stones lawyers said.
“The Special Counsel Report may be of political interest to many. It may be of commercial interest to others. It may be of public interest to some. But for Roger Stone, the Special Counsels Report is a matter of protecting his liberty.”
Stone, a longtime confidant of President Trumps, was indicted on Jan. 24 on seven counts, all related to the House Intelligence Committees Russia probe. Stone is accused of making false statements about communications with associates and the Trump campaign regarding WikiLeaks.
He is also accused of obstructing the committees investigation and of witness tampering. Stones indictment alleges that he tried to dissuade a witness, Randy Credico, from appearing before the intelligence panel.
Special counsel Robert Mueller arrives at the U.S. Capitol for closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Mueller was unable to establish any conspiracy or collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. The Justice Department is expected to release his report early next week. (RELATED: Mueller Found No Collusion)
Stones lawyers argue that charges should be dismissed on the grounds that they involve a congressional proceeding and would require a formal congressional referral for the special counsel to prosecute. The attorneys assert that the intelligence committee did not formally refer Stone for prosecution.
Stone has claimed that Credico, a left-wing activist, was a source for him regarding WikiLeaks plans to release documents prior to the 2016 election. Credico has denied being a back channel to Stone, but Stone has released text messages that show that Credico provided insight into when WikiLeaks would release Clinton-related documents. Credico also told Stone that the documents would devastate the Clinton campaign.
In one filing on Friday, Stones attorneys cite Credicos Sept. 7, 2018 testimony to the Mueller grand jury to make the case that Stone was selectively prosecuted.
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