Roger Stone jury ends first day of deliberation without a verdict

The jury in Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJuan Williams: Mueller, one year on House Judiciary Committee postpones hearing with Barr amid coronavirus outbreak Trump 'strongly considering' full pardon for Flynn MORE's criminal trial ended its first day of deliberations Thursday without reaching a verdict on the longtime Trump associate's charges of obstruction, lying to Congress and witness tampering.

One of Stone's attorneys told reporters outside the courtroom about 5 p.m. that the proceedings would resume Friday morning.


The jury had begun deliberating about 10:30 a.m. They sent two notes to the judge in the afternoon asking about one of the counts of making false statements.

The charges, brought by the former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE in January, allege that Stone lied to the House Intelligence Committee about his communications with the Trump campaign and his efforts to establish a backchannel with WikiLeaks as it was releasing damaging information about then-presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFormer Obama adviser Plouffe predicts 'historical level' of turnout by Trump supporters Poll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' MORE and the Democratic National Committee in 2016.

Stone had claimed publicly — and according to prosecutors, privately to the Trump campaign — that he had an intermediary with WikiLeaks and its head, Julian AssangeJulian Paul AssangeJudge orders Chelsea Manning's release from jail Lawyers: Chelsea Manning recovering after suicide attempt Hillicon Valley: Twitter falling short on pledge to verify primary candidates | Barr vows to make surveillance reforms after watchdog report | DHS cyber chief focused on 2020 MORE.

It's unclear which way the jury might be leaning. After Judge Amy Berman Jackson brought the jurors in to reread them one of the charges, she remarked that at least some of them appeared "frustrated."