Rep. Stewart troubled by charges in latest Special Counsel arrest

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – A longtime associate of President Donald Trump was arrested early Friday morning in Florida.

It’s the latest indictment to come down from the Special Counsel investigation.

The indictment against Roger Stone includes one count of obstruction, five counts of false statements and one count of witness tampering.

It’s the false statements that are giving Utah Representative Chris Stewart reason to pause.

“He came before my committee and swore to tell the truth, and apparently he didn’t. And, if we can’t trust our witnesses to tell us the truth, and this is true of any court or any congressional hearing than this whole thing breaks down,” said Stewart, (R) Utah.

That committee is the House Intelligence Committee which was investigating possible Russian collusion.

“If he wasn’t honest, and apparently he wasn’t, I want him to pay the full price for that,” Stewart said.

But, Stewart says that doesn’t warrant reopening the committee investigation.

“Mr. Mueller came to the same conclusion, he had no evidence or no indictments regarding collusion or conspiracy to collude with Russians. So, in that sense, I think that we did do our job.”

He says the investigation is right where it needs to be.

“I really think it’s best left in the hands of the Special Counsel in this case. He has the resources, he’s obviously well into this.”

So far, 37 people have been indicted in the Mueller probe. The big names are Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos and now Roger Stone.

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