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Mueller Report Likely Has Roger Stone-Shaped Hole, According to AG Bill Barr's Comments

Former Trump advisor Roger Stone, indicted by the team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, departs Federal Court after attending his arraignment hearing, where he pleaded not guilty, in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Former Trump adviser Roger Stone, indicted by the team of special counsel Robert Mueller, departs federal court after attending his arraignment, where he pleaded not guilty, in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 29. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

U.S. Attorney General William Barr told reporters Thursday morning that the Justice Department has redacted most of the information related to Roger Stone from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's report.

Stone, political adviser and longtime ally of President Donald Trump, was indicted in January and faces five counts of false statements, one count of obstruction of an official proceeding and one count of witness tampering.

As Stone's trial is yet to happen, the redactions likely stem from efforts to block from public view information that might affect ongoing or prospective cases. Stone has pleaded not guilty to all charges and has asked for a personal complete copy of Mueller's full report to aid discovery in his case.

Barr held the press conference before the report's release but stressed that the special counsel found no American citizens helped Russia interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

Stone is represented by Fort Lauderdale-based attorneys Grant Smith of StrategySmith, Robert Buschel of Buschel & Gibbons, and Bruce Rogow and Tara Campion. He’s also retained a Washington, D.C.-based attorney, L. Peter Farkas of Halloran Farkas + Kittila.

"We are looking forward to seeing the redacted portion of the report to fill the hole," Rogow said.

Read U.S. Attorney General William Barr's statement: