Roger Stone, longtime political provocateur who has been within earshot of several of America’s most notorious scandals, is now a free man once again.
Stone was a central figure in the Richard Nixon-centric Watergate scandal of the 1970’s, and was more recently targeted by Robert Mueller’s team of investigators during the lengthy and expensive “RussiaGate” conspiracy theory probe. During that latter controversy, Stone was indicted on charges of lying to investigators, (among other things), and was facing a fairly serious sentence when the President intervened on his behalf.
Now, in his first interview as a free man, the close acquaintance to President Trump has taken a vociferous and vicious tone, blasting those who worked toward putting him behind bars.
Roger Stone appeared on Sean Hannity’s FOX News program for his first interview following President Trump’s decision to commute his sentence. Stone talked about how his faith guided him and his take on the probe led by then-special counsel Robert Mueller. Transcript, via FOX News below.
“Well, this is the most horrible experience you can have because I see immediately why 99 percent of the people who choose to plead not guilty and go to trial lose, when you’re up against the horrific and deep-pocketed resources of the federal government and these really sadistic, arrogant, politically motivated prosecutors,” Stone said. “And I had a biased judge. I had a stacked jury. I had a corrupt jury forewoman. As my friend Tucker Carlson said, my trial was over before it started. And now when you go through something like this, Sean, you find out who your real friends are and who the people are who really never were your friends. You had been a tremendous friend. You have done a great job of keeping people informed.”
Stone’s case was one of many that sprung from the depths of the RussiaGate ruse, (now known colloquially as the “ObamaGate” scandal on account of the previous administration’s heavy hand in the proceedings), and he now joins the likes of General Michael Flynn in exoneration at the behest of the Trump administration.
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