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Roger Stone Invokes Fifth Amendment in Declining Senate Committee Document Request

Roger Stone is not providing the Senate Judiciary Committee with documents requested, invoking his Fifth Amendment rights.

In a letter made public by ranking member Dianne Feinstein, Stone’s attorney Grant Smith says, “The requests, as previously stated to staff, are far too overbroad, far too overreaching, far too wide-ranging both in their all-embracing list of persons to whom the request could relate with whom Mr. Stone has communicated over the past three years, and the ‘documents concerning’ imprecision of the requests.”

The letter invokes his testimony to the House Intel Committee before saying he won’t “confirm the existence of, or produce the documents of the request, for the purpose of being used in secret proceedings.”

It concludes with Smith writing that Stone invoking his Fifth Amendment rights “must be understood by all to be the assertion of a Constitutional right by an innocent citizen who denounces secrecy.”

Stone has said recently he won’t testify against the President, and just yesterday Trump tweeted this:

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Josh Feldman is a Senior Editor at Mediaite. Email him here: [email protected] Follow him on Twitter: @feldmaniac