Nixon Foundation distances former president from Roger Stone

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Former Trump adviser Roger Stone flashes peace signs while leaving a federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Friday after being indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller and arrested by the FBI earlier in the morning.

The Nixon Foundation distanced the former president from Roger Stone on Friday after he was indicted as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

“This morning’s widely-circulated characterization of Roger Stone as a Nixon campaign aide or adviser is a gross misstatement,” the organization wrote on Twitter. “Mr. Stone was 16 years old during the Nixon presidential campaign of 1968 and 20 years old during the reelection campaign of 1972.”

{mosads}”Mr. Stone, during his time as a student at George Washington University, was a junior scheduler on the Nixon reelection committee. Mr. Stone was not a campaign aide or adviser. Nowhere in the Presidential Daily Diaries from 1972 to 1974 does the name ‘Roger Stone’ appear.”

Stone was indicted on seven counts Friday, including five counts of making false statements.

The longtime Republican strategist and former Trump campaign adviser has denied all of the charges.

Stone has been a vocal fan of Richard Nixon and has a tattoo of Nixon’s face on his back.

When leaving to courthouse Friday, he flashed Nixon’s iconic double peace signs.

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