Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigative team have admitted to Judge Amy Berman Jackson that they need more time to prepare their case against Roger Stone.
Mueller recently made headlines with a heavily-armed police raid on the home of President Trump’s long-time confidant, followed by the announcement of Stone’s indictment on seven felonies in connection with the Russia collusion probe.
But that explosive start has given way to what looks to be a long, plodding process, as Mueller waits on the judge to decide whether to designate the case as “complex,” which would extend the 70-day legal deadline for the trial to start.
Mueller’s team argued it needs ample time to sift through bank and financial records, plus “multiple hard drives containing several terabytes of information.” However, this request is certain raise questions among an already skeptical public over whether Mueller lacked sufficient evidence to indict Stone in the first place.
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