Feds Have ‘Terabytes’ Of Evidence That ‘Span Several Years’ In Stone Case

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Prosecutors possess an enormous trove of data and documents obtained during the criminal investigation of Roger Stone, according to a court document filed in the case Thursday.

The government has “multiple hard drives containing several terabytes of information” relevant to the case, which includes “bank and financial records and the contents of numerous physical devices.”

The FBI conducted simultaneous predawn raids of Stone’s Florida home, office, and Manhattan apartment on Jan. 25, arresting the longtime GOP operative and seizing “physical devices.”

The filing – made by prosecutors to designate the case “complex” to delay the trial date and provide more time for the discovery process – also states that the discovery materials include “search warrant applications and results” like “Apple iCloud accounts and email accounts.”

“The communications contained in the iCloud accounts, email accounts, and physical devices span several years,” prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller write.

The FBI is currently reviewing the contents of the recently seized devices for “potentially privileged communications.”

The predawn raid and arrest of the GOP operative came after prosecutors argued that the move was necessary because Stone posed a high risk of destroying evidence.

Stone faces charges of obstruction, lying to Congress, and witness tampering in the probe. He entered a plea of not guilty in a Tuesday arraignment in Washington, D.C.

Stone also holds the dubious distinction of being the first person in the Mueller investigation known to have been arrested in a surprise predawn raid.

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort faced a FBI raid on his northern Virginia condo in July 2017 in which they seized reams of evidence, but was allowed to come to his arraignment on his own volition.

Evidence seized in that raid led to additional charges against Manafort, for which he was tried and convicted in August 2018.

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