Roger Stone arrives at Federal Court for the second day of jury selection for his federal trial, in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Stone, a longtime Republican provocateur and former confidant of President Donald Trump, goes on trial over charges related to his alleged efforts to exploit the Russian-hacked Hillary Clinton emails for political gain. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Prosecutors say Trump associate Stone lied to investigators

November 06, 2019 - 1:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors have begun opening statements in the trial of Roger Stone , the longtime Donald Trump associate who's been charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Stone is accused of lying to lawmakers about his attempts to communicate with the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, tampering with witnesses and obstructing a House Intelligence Committee investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to tip the 2016 election.

Prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky has told jurors in a Washington courtroom that the government will prove that Stone repeatedly lied to congressional investigators.

The prosecutor says Stone "wanted to hide what he had done because the truth looked bad."

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