Wife of Roger Stone seeks donations on Gingrich's email list

FILE - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is interviewed on the "Fox & Friends" television program, in New Yo

FILE - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is interviewed on the "Fox & Friends" television program, in New Yo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone is using the email distribution list of former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich to request contributions for her husband's legal defense.

Nydia Stone's statement Tuesday says she and her husband were roused by the FBI at their Florida home in a "terrifying pre-dawn" raid. She requests donations for what she says could be a $2 million defense.

Stone has pleaded not guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to charges including making false statements.

A Gingrich aide says Gingrich regularly rents his Virginia-based company's email list to people or causes as long as they're not "totally off brand." The aide says Stone's email was approved after Gingrich's team determined the message was largely in line with Gingrich's criticism of Mueller's investigation.