Conservative operative Roger Stone is invoking his Fifth Amendment privilege and refusing House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler's request for documents in a far-reaching probe aimed at investigating President Donald Trump and his associates.
"On the advice of counsel, Mr. Stone will not produce the documents requested by the House Committee on the Judiciary," Stone's attorney wrote to Nadler in a letter reviewed by The Daily Caller, adding, "whether the documents requested by the House Committee on the Judiciary exist or not, they are subject to a Fifth Amendment claim."
Stone's attorney continued, "Mr. Stone's invocation of his Fifth Amendment rights must be understood by all to be the assertion of a Constitutional right by an innocent citizen, who is currently defending his innocence, and one who denounces secrecy for the purposes of advancing innuendo."
Stone instead noted that Nadler should seek relevant documents from the House Select Committee On Intelligence, where he testified in September 2017. Stone also pointed to the recent charges he faces from special counsel Robert Mueller's office. Stone was indicted on seven counts by Mueller's team on charges of allegedly making false statements to Congress, tampering with a witness and obstructing a government investigation.