Roger Stone, a Republican political operative and one of President Trump's longtime advisers, will go to trial Nov. 5 on charges of obstruction, lying to Congress, and witness tampering.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., set the date on Thursday, and said the trial should last about two weeks. Defense lawyers said prosecutors have handed over nine terabytes of data, and they need several months to go through everything. Stone, accused of lying about communications with WikiLeaks ahead of the 2016 presidential election, was arrested at his home in Florida in January, and is out on bail.
Berman Jackson did not make any rulings regarding whether Stone's new book criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation violates a gag order in his case. "I really haven't had the opportunity since the time of the filing to study the exhibits in any detail, and I'll continue to review them," she said.
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