Roger Stone Wants Confidential Copy of Mueller Report

Trump associate Roger Stone’s criminal defense team asked a federal judge for a confidential copy of the Robert Mueller report as part of his criminal trial discovery late Friday night, according to the Associated Press. Stone has plead not guilty to charges that he lied to Congress, engaged in witness tampering and obstructed a congressional investigation into collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Stone’s lawyers say that their client “must be allowed to review the report in its entirety because it contains the government’s evidence and conclusions on matters essential to Stone’s defense,” according to the Associated Press. “To be clear, Stone is not requesting the report be disclosed to the world–only to his counsel so that it may aid in preparing his defense.”