Roger Stone, arrested today on charges filed by special prosecutor Robert Muller, told reporters after his arraignment that he will not testify against President Trump.
And that, of course, is what all of this is about. Mueller doesn’t give a damn about Stone. What he wants is to flip him and get him to expose whatever crimes Mueller thinks Trump has committed.
That’s why Mueller sent half the FBI to arrest him at his home in Fort Lauderdale. Because he want to intimidate him.
Mueller said he won’t testify against Trump because that would be bearing false witness. That is, in his opinion, Trump has done nothing wrong. And I believe, unlike others Mueller has indicted, Stone will not be turned against his longtime friend.
One thing Mueller is looking for is for Stone to say that he and President Trump knew that talking to Wikileaks to get dirt on Hillary — which is not itself a crime, let emphasize — is evidence of collusion because Trump and the campaign knew Wikileaks was in contact with Russia.
As far as I know, there is no evidence they knew. Nor is there even evidence Stone knew. But that’s what Mueller is hoping.