Roger Jason Stone was born Roger Joseph Stone Jr On August 27, 1952. He is a Republican political strategist and lobbyist from the United States. This article details the recent Roger Stone Trump controversy.
Stone has worked on the campaigns of Republican leaders such as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump since the 1970s. Stone was a political lobbyist in addition to regularly working as a campaign consultant. He co-founded a lobbying business in Washington, D.C., with Paul Manafort and Charles R. Black Jr. in 1980.
He is a longtime friend of Donald Trump. Stone has been characterized as a “renowned infighter” a “seasoned practitioner of hard-edged politics” a “mendacious windbag” a “veteran Republican strategist” and a political fixer.
During Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016, Stone spread a variety of myths and conspiracy theories. His political strategy has been summarized as “Attack, attack, attack – never defend” and “Admit nothing, deny everything, launch counterattack.”
Stone originally proposed Trump run for president in early 1998, while working as a lobbyist for Trump’s gambling firm in Washington. He has had a huge role in Trump’s resounding victory in 2016. Most, if not all of the marketing in Trump’s 2016 campaign was planned out by Stone.
On August 8, 2015, Stone formally resigned from the Trump campaign. However, two of Stone’s acquaintances have claimed that he worked with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to smear Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.
These allegations have been refuted by Stone and Assange. In April 2020, almost three dozen search warrants were released, revealing interactions between Stone and Assange, as well as Stone’s orchestration of hundreds of phony Facebook identities and bloggers to operate a political influence plot on social media.
Stone was detained on January 25, 2019, at his Fort Lauderdale, Florida, residence in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and charged in an indictment with witness tampering, obstructing an official process, and five counts of making false statements.
In November 2019, he was found guilty on all seven felony counts by a jury. He received a 40-month jail term. Trump commuted Stone’s sentence on July 10, 2020, only days before he was due to go to jail. On August 17, 2020, he decided to withdraw the appeal of his convictions. On December 23, 2020, Trump pardoned Stone.
In a Twitter message to Julian Assange, he wrote that if prosecutors came after him, “I will bring down the entire house of cards.”
Roger Stone’s involvement in the Capitol Attack
Following Trump’s defeat in the November 2020 U.S. Presidential election, Stone urged supporters to “fight until the bitter end.” On January 5, he spoke at the “Stop the Steal” demonstration in Freedom Plaza, warning the gathering that the president’s opponents wanted “nothing less than the heist of the 2020 election, and we say, No way!” in addition “… We will win this battle, or America will be doomed to a thousand years of darkness. We cannot afford to fail. I’ll be shoulder to shoulder with you tomorrow.”
Stone and Alex Jones were summoned by the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack on November 22, 2021, for testimony and documentation by December 17 and 6, respectively.
On December 23, 2021, Stone asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by eight Capitol Police officers, who claimed he incited a gathering of former President Donald Trump supporters to riot on January 6, 2021.
We will talk about his more recent leaked video later. This is the video that has caused a lot of buzz around his name again. Hopefully, you will understand the situation better at the end of this. Before that, let’s discuss his arrest, indictment, and trial at length.
Arrest and Indictment of Roger Stone
As stated above, On January 25, 2019, 29 FBI officers operating on both an arrest warrant and a search warrant raided his Fort Lauderdale, Florida residence in the early hours of the morning.
Stone was detained on seven criminal accusations stemming from a Mueller probe indictment: one count of impeding an official process, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering.
On the same day, a federal magistrate court freed Stone on a $250,000 signature bail and judged him not a flight danger. Stone stated that he would fight the allegations, which he described as politically driven, and that he would not “bear false witness” against Trump. He referred to Robert Mueller as a “rogue prosecutor”
Prosecutors said in the charge papers that following the initial Wikileaks release of hacked DNC emails in July 2016, a senior Trump campaign official was told to contact Stone about any subsequent releases and ascertain what other damaging material Wikileaks had about the Clinton campaign.
According to the indictment, Stone then informed the Trump team about anticipated future Wikileaks releases of harmful material. According to the indictment, Stone discussed the Wikileaks disclosures with many top Trump campaign personnel.
On February 18, 2019, Stone uploaded an Instagram photo of Amy Berman Jackson, the federal judge hearing his case, with what seemed to be rifle scope crosshairs next to her head.
Stone later submitted an apology to the court. Jackson then issued Stone a complete gag order, claiming her view that Stone would “pose a danger” to others if the order was not applied.
‘He betrayed everybody,’ – Stone on Trump
Roger Stone recently called Trump a disgrace, but the reason behind that is shocking.
According to the Washington Post, Stone shouted at the outgoing US president in the aftermath of the unsuccessful attempt to overturn the 2020 election, speaking to a friend that Trump was a “disgrace” who would go to jail and added, “He betrayed everybody.”
The Post said that it had watched 20 hours of film of the political operative that had been shot for a documentary. According to the video, Stone met and corresponded with members of a far-right militia that has since been charged for seditious conspiracy in connection with the January 6 Capitol disturbance.
Stone was also observed proposing a scheme in which Trump would issue blanket pardons to co-conspirators in the election-rigging plot, including Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Jim Jordan.
Stone was also implying that once the election was over, violence against racial justice protestors might be conceivable.
“Once there’s no more election,” Stone reportedly said, “there’s no reason why we can’t mix it up. These people are going to get what they’ve been asking for.”
Pat Cipollone, Trump’s White House lawyer, is said to have opposed the notion for a blanket pardon. “Clearly, Cipollone fucked everybody,” Stone told a pal, according to the Post, before texting another, “See you in prison.”