Roger Stone jury ends first day of deliberation without a verdict

The jury in Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneSchiff says investigators seeking to identify who Giuliani spoke to on unlisted '-1' number What if impeachment fails? Juan Williams: Trump has nothing left but smears 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) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump 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 ClintonFBI head rejects claims of Ukrainian 2016 interference Comey in op-ed after IG report: 'Barr needs to stop acting like a Trump spokesperson' Trump tops list of most tweeted about politicians in 2019 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 AssangeTrump's exceptionalism: No president has so disrespected our exceptional institutions More than 60 doctors sign letter warning Assange 'could die in prison' without medical attention Sweden drops investigation into Assange rape charges 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."