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NEW Federal judge denies Roger Stone motion to dismiss his indictment and claim of selective prosecution.
While Judge Amy Berman Jackson gave Stone redacted passages of Mueller report that he sought, she found his defense "has not identified any legal grounds that would support dismissing or enjoining this action or authorizing discovery into the prosecutors’ internal deliberations.
TODAY U.S. judge clears way for Roger Stone's Nov. trial on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing justice, finding Stone “has no one but himself to blame for the fact he was investigated” for WikiLeaks contacts. wapo.st/2Zz6s4R
Judge Amy Berman Jackson: “There is no question that when he [Stone] chose to take credit for the WikiLeaks release [in 2016 election] and to tantalize the public with hints that he had inside information about more to come, he chose to place himself directly in the vortex ...
"... of the issues that became the focus of multiple law enforcement, counterintelligence, and congressional investigations."
She added, Stone “can hardly complain that under those circumstances, once he appeared before the Committee, his veracity, along with the veracity of other witnesses, was subject to scrutiny."
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