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In the US, the trial of Roger Stone began

Close to Trump is accused of obstruction of justice, manipulation of witnesses and giving false testimony to Congress.

Jury selection began on Tuesday in the criminal trial of a former adviser to President Donald trump Roger Stone, who was charged as a result of the investigation into Russian interference in the election.

The lawsuit could again draw attention to Trump’s campaign staff’s attempts to gain political advantage by publishing e-mails denigrating the reputation of his rival Hillary Clinton. According to intelligence, Russian hackers stole the emails released by Wikileaks.

The investigation into the “Russia case” that ended in March led to criminal charges against several of Trump’s advisers and confidants. Stone is only the second member of the group to plead not guilty.

He is accused of obstruction of justice, witness manipulation and perjury to the House Intelligence Committee, which is currently leading an impeachment investigation into Trump.

More than 80 candidates were submitted for jury selection.

As Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Monday, opening statements by the parties will begin on Wednesday. The process is expected to last at least two weeks.