it's mueller time
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office is still sifting through "voluminous and complex" evidence seized from Roger Stone's Florida home and office, and asked a judge on Thursday to delay his trial so they can have enough time to look through everything.
Stone, a Republican operative and longtime friend and adviser to President Trump, was arrested last week and charged with making false statements, witness tampering, and "obstruction of proceeding." Investigators are looking into whether he knew in advance that WikiLeaks was going to release hacked Democratic emails during the 2016 presidential election; he has denied having close ties to WikiLeaks.
In a court filing, prosecutors said hard drives containing several terabytes worth of information were seized from Stone's house, and they are now looking through "FBI case reports, search warrant applications and results (e.g. Apple iCloud accounts and email accounts), bank and financial records, and the contents of numerous physical devices (e.g. cellular phones, computers, and hard drives)." The FBI is now doing a "filter review," NBC News reports, meaning they are putting to the side any evidence they find that is privileged, and thus cannot be admissible in court.