On Friday morning, longtime Trump friend and confidant Roger Stone was taken into custody by federal authorities at his home in Florida.
Stone has been charged with witness tampering, obstruction of justice and lying to Congress. Stone was soon then released on $250,000 bond.
After his release from jail, Stone addressed the media, saying that he is 100 percent innocent of all charges, will be pleading not guilty and looks forward to vindicating himself of all charges. He also said that he would not testify against President Trump.
Watch Stone’s comments below:
Roger Stone exited a federal courthouse in Florida to a raucous atmosphere today, pledging to be vindicated as onlookers chanted "lock him up!" Watch his full statement: https://t.co/H81HP5YGA2 pic.twitter.com/Pgksyq9RBb
— ABC News (@ABC) January 25, 2019