Stone was arrested early Friday by the FBI and has been charged with multiple counts by Robert Mueller's office, per the Washington Post. The charges for this general idiot and Guy I Wouldn't Be Surprised to Find Out Was Just a Robot Wearing a Human Costume include one count of obstruction, five counts of making false statements, and another for witness tampering.
Stone has been released on $250,000 bond, according to CBS News.
The charges, as explained in further detail in a separate Associated Press report, are connected to statements Stone made about the WikiLeaks release of hacked emails in 2016. While Stone has not been directly accused of working with the Russian government, he did exchange messages with "Guccifer 2.0." At other points, he's also alleged to have threatened a dog and urged others to lie to Congress. Here's the full indictment.
As expected, Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly made public claims that Stone's arrest had no connection to her boss. "My first reaction is real simple: this has nothing to do with the President, and certainly nothing to do with the White House," she toldCNN Friday morning. Notably, she also refused to answer multiple inquiries about whether Trump himself told a top campaign official to reach out to Stone about the WikiLeaks drop.
Anyway, I now recommend we kick back and enjoy some early morning Stone mockery:
This old tweet from Trump, quite hilariously, is also worth pointing out: