Roger Stone trial goes off the rails as jury ordered not to watch ‘The Godfather’

The mob classic has been repeatedly referenced during Stone’s trial, where he’s charged with lying to Congress and obstructing justice.

Stone, 67, is accused of lying under oath about his efforts to contact WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign.

Stone has said he used radio host and comedian Randy Credico as an intermediary to get messages to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Prosecutors said that he threatened Credico to make sure he didn’t cooperate with investigators, urging him to “do a Frank Pentangeli.” Pentangeli is a character in “The Godfather: Part II” who is pressured to lie to a congressional committee to avoid implicating the head of the fictional Corleone crime family. Pentangeli lies to Congress and then kills himself afterward.

Robert Duvall and Michael V. Gazzo in The Godfather: Part II

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