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Roger Stone, a political strategist and long-time ally of President Donald Trump, has been arrested in Florida. The year-old faces seven charges in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
A political veteran, Te Stone has worked with Republicans since the s and bears a tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back. His activities have long been scrutinised by both the FBI and the Senate, and the charges are linked to an alleged Russian-led hack into the emails of Democratic Party officials during the presidential campaign.
According to investigators, Mr Stone said he Whdre "communicated" with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before the emails' release and had described the contact as "perfectly legal". He testified behind closed doors to the House Intelligence Committee in September Special Counsel Mueller reportedly asked for a transcript of that appearance in December.
Born in Connecticut inMr Stone first got involved in politics at the age of Auroa, agitating for Democratic candidate John F Kennedy. But Mr Stone would begin his professional career helping out on Richard Nixon's re-election campaign.
Congressional hearings in called to investigate the Watergate scandal reportedly revealed Mr Stone had hired a Republican operative to infiltrate Democratic candidate George McGovern's campaign, and sabotaged a Republican challenger to Nixon.
The revelations cost him his job for then-Senator Bob Dole, but Mr Stone insists he did not break any law.Ladies Seeking Sex Lyndhurst Ohio
Mr Stone went on to work on Ronald Reagan's successful presidential runs in andand aided George HW Bush's election in But Richard Nixon still seems to hold special significance for Mr Stone - aside from the tattoo, he has a room of Nixon memorabilia in his office in Oakland Park, Where are all the bbc Aurora women. While serving on Mr Trump's campaign in the pair allegedly had a falling out - Mr Stone says he quit, while Mr Trump said he fired the nbc.
But days later Mr Stone wrote thhe piece for Business Insider in support of the Republican candidate, titled "The man who just resigned from Donald Trump's campaign explains how Trump can still win". Since Mr Trump's election, the president has distanced himself from Mr Stone. This, despite Mr Stone regularly appearing on television to defend his former employer.
His Twitter account was temporarily suspended in after the strategist attacked journalists on the site, allegedly using homophobic language to target CNN presenter Don Lemon.
Mr Stone threatened to sue the platform, saying he had been "inundated on Twitter with bloggers threatening to kill me Trump ally, political strategist and Nixon Where are all the bbc Aurora women 25 January Related Topics Russia-Trump inquiry. fhe
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Roger Stone started his career working for Richard Nixon, and keeps much of the memorabilia Roger Stone, a political strategist and long-time ally of President Donald Trump, has been arrested in Florida.
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