Statement from Congressman Denny Heck on indictment, arrest, and arraignment of Roger Stone
Washington, D.C., January 25, 2019 – Following the news that the U.S. Department of Justice would charge former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone with witness tampering and obstruction of an official proceeding, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement:
“Like with many of Special Counsel Mueller’s indictments, there is a lot to unpack in the documents detailing out Roger Stone’s actions and his subsequent failure to account for his actions. Simply put, he lied to Congress and that is a felony. And in a case where life imitates art, Roger Stone recommended another witness also lie to Congress and referenced a scene from a movie about the mob. You can’t make this stuff up.
“Roger Stone’s activities fit a pattern of several individuals closely associated with President Trump who seem to believe they are above the law.
“Roger Stone didn’t just participate in the dissemination of stolen emails from an opposing campaign. He participated in an orchestrated effort led by the Kremlin to steal the 2016 election from the American voters. After the election, not only did he have the nerve to impede our investigation, but he also set forth in conducting rampant character assassination of numerous members of the House Intelligence Committee through his ‘media’ roles.
“Should President Trump move to pardon his treasured campaign adviser for these egregious actions, Congress and the American public should demand to know why. What else is he trying to cover up? Who are Michael Cohen, Roger Stone, and Paul Manafort trying to protect? We will not end our investigation until we learn the reasons why.”
Heck serves on both the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Financial Services Committee.