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Roger Stone leaves day one of his trial with 'food poisoning' as his defense fails...


Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone, looking pale and sick, left a federal courthouse complaining of food poisoning on Tuesday as his trial began with jury selection in a case stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe that detailed Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

The 67-year-old veteran Republican political operative - a self-described 'dirty trickster' and 'agent provocateur' - has pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing justice, witness tampering and lying to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

Stone appeared ill during the proceedings in which jurors were being chosen from a pool of about 80 people. He cradled his forehead in his hands, had a sweaty brow, leaned on his wife while walking and left the proceedings at midday, telling the U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson he had food poisoning.

'I want to apologize to the court. I don't want to waste the court's time,' Stone told Jackson, as he waived his right to participate in the jury selection process. 'I hope to be better tomorrow.'

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Remember one thing. There might be dozens of "persons" with your name, all "living" at your address. But there is only one person who is a man/woman, with your name, and living at your address. --- Odds are that Stone doesn't know this, and that Congress hasn't defined which Stone it is talking about in its "indictment" of Stone. How has't Congress defined which Stone it is talking about? The indictment doesn't say "the man, Roger Stone." The only reason Stone is on trial is that he accepted that the Roger Stone on the indictment was the man, even though it didn't say the man. In fact, probably the person on the indictment never existed until Congress wrote the indictment up. Why? You could look all over Stone's house, and not find that indictment wording anywhere. So, Congress trespassed on Stone's property with entrapment intent, and ignorant Stone fell for it. Consider "persons" in the 4th Article to the Bill of Rights.