Mueller Team: Roger Stone Trial To Last 5-8 Days

Federal prosecutors expect Roger Stone’s trial to last just five to eight days, according to a court filing Friday.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team anticipated that they expect to present their case against Stone, question witnesses, and allow for the defense to cross-examine witnesses in about a week.

The five-to-seven-day timeframe does not take into account any witnesses that Stone’s lawyers may call in his defense. Stone is being tried for lying to Congress, obstruction of justice, and intimidating witnesses.

Stone was indicted by a federal grand jury and arrested at his Florida home in January for lying to congressional investigators about his communications with WikiLeaks during the 2016 election. Stone is also charged with witness tampering because he allegedly intimidated radio host Randy Credico, who a was a witness in the probe.

Stone maintained his innocence but received a gag order last week by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson after he posted a threatening image of her on Instagram.

Stone has a status conference with Jackson scheduled for May 14, when she’ll announce the trial date, which could start in late summer or early fall.

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