Roger Stone’s attorney bizarrely claims he has been ‘vindicated’ by Mueller indictment
Roger Stone. (Cornelius O'Donoghue /

On Friday, President Donald Trump's longtime associate Roger Stone was indicted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Soon after the FBI raided Stone's apartment, his lawyer, Grant Smith, issued a statement denying Stone's culpability.

"There was no Russian collusion, it's a clear attempt at silencing Roger," the statement read. "This was an investigation they started as about Russian collusion and now they're charging Roger Stone with lying to Congress about something he honestly forgot about, and as Roger has stated publicly before, he will fight the charges.

"Roger Stone is vindicated by the fact there was no Russian collusion," Smith added in a statement to CNN.