Trial Of Trump's Former Adviser Roger Stone To Begin On November 5 - Reports

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Trial of Trump's Former Adviser Roger Stone to Begin on November 5 - Reports

President Donald Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone will go on trial beginning on November 5, US media reported on Thursday

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019) President Donald Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone will go on trial beginning on November 5, US media reported on Thursday.

US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who presided over a status hearing for Stone on Thursday, set up a number of other key proceedings ahead of the trial, which is scheduled to last for two weeks, Politico reported.

These include a deadline for the first round of briefs from the defense on April 12, a status hearing on April 30, and a pre-trial conference on Sept. 17, the report said.

Stone faces charges for making allegedly false statements to Congress about his communications with WikiLeaks, which released thousands of hacked Democratic Party emails during the 2016 election campaign.

He has pleaded not guilty to seven criminal counts.

Stone's case is a part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US election, as well as suspected collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

Russia has repeatedly denied any attempt to meddle in the elections, and Trump continues to call the probe a witch hunt on a regular basis. Russian officials have said the allegations were invented to excuse the election loss of Trump's presidential opponent as well as to deflect public attention from actual instances of election fraud and corruption.

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