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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials.

Though federal officials have arrested more than 570 alleged participants, the FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the sources, who have been either directly involved in or briefed regularly on the wide-ranging investigations.

“Ninety to ninety-five percent of these are one-off cases,” said a former senior law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. “Then you have five percent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organized. But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages.”

Stone, a veteran Republican operative and self-described “dirty trickster”, and Jones, founder of a conspiracy-driven radio show and webcast, are both allies of Trump and had been involved in pro-Trump events in Washington on Jan. 5, the day before the riot.

FBI investigators did find that cells of protesters, including followers of the far-right Oath Keepers and Proud Boys groups, had aimed to break into the Capitol. But they found no evidence that the groups had serious plans about what to do if they made it inside, the sources said.

Prosecutors have filed conspiracy charges against 40 of those defendants, alleging that they engaged in some degree of planning before the attack.

They alleged that one Proud Boy leader recruited members and urged them to stockpile bulletproof vests and other military-style equipment in the weeks before the attack and on Jan. 6 sent members forward with a plan to split into groups and make multiple entries to the Capitol.

But so far prosecutors have steered clear of more serious, politically-loaded charges that the sources said had been initially discussed by prosecutors, such as seditious conspiracy or racketeering.

The FBI’s assessment could prove relevant for a congressional investigation that also aims to determine how that day’s events were organized and by whom.

Senior lawmakers have been briefed in detail on the results of the FBI’s investigation so far and find them credible, a Democratic congressional source said.

The chaos on Jan. 6 erupted as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives met to certify Joe Biden’s victory in November’s presidential election.

It was the most violent attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812, forcing lawmakers and Trump’s own vice president, Mike Pence, to scramble for safety.

Four people died and another died the following day, and more than 100 police officers were injured.

TRUMP’S SPEECH

Trump made an incendiary speech at a nearby rally shortly before the riot, repeating false claims that the 2020 election was stolen and urging supporters to march on the Capitol to pressure lawmakers to reject Biden’s victory.

In public comments last month to the Democratic-led congressional committee formed to investigate the violence, police officers injured in the mayhem urged lawmakers to determine whether Trump helped instigate it. Some Democrats have said they want him to testify.

But the FBI has so far found no evidence that he or people directly around him were involved in organizing the violence, according to the four current and former law enforcement officials.

More than 170 people have been charged so far with assaulting or impeding a police officer, according to the Justice Department. That carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.

But one source said there has been little, if any, recent discussion by senior Justice Department officials of filing charges such as “seditious conspiracy” to accuse defendants of trying to overthrow the government. They have also opted not to bring racketeering charges, often used against organized criminal gangs.

Senior officials had discussed filing such charges in the weeks after the attack, the sources said.

Prosecutors have also not brought any charges alleging that any individual or group played a central role in organizing or leading the riot. Law-enforcement sources told Reuters no such charges appeared to be pending.

Conspiracy charges that have been filed allege that defendants discussed their plans in the weeks before the attack and worked together on the day itself. But prosecutors have not alleged that this activity was part of a broader plot.

Some federal judges and legal experts have questioned whether the Justice Department is letting defendants off too lightly.

Judge Beryl Howell in July asked prosecutors to explain why one defendant was allowed to plead to a misdemeanor charge carrying a maximum sentence of six months, rather than a more serious felony charge.

Spokespeople for the Justice Department and U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, which is leading the Jan. 6 prosecutions, declined to comment.

The congressional committee investigating the attack will talk with the FBI and other agencies as part of its probe.

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‘It’s About Intimidation’: Roger Stone Responds to FBI Raid After Trump Clemency Letter Seized

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Roger Stone, a longtime ally of Donald Trump, says he found it “a little perplexing” that the former president’s executive grant of clemency for him topped the list of Mar-a-Lago materials that were seized by FBI agents.

The clemency letter that Trump issued in December 2020 was among about 20 boxes of items the agents removed during a raid of Trump’s Florida residence on Aug. 8, along with documents marked as classified, top secret, and confidential, although Trump said that the documents were “all declassified.”

In an interview with The Epoch Times shortly after the FBI search warrant was unsealed, the political lobbyist wondered why the clemency letter became a focus of the federal agency’s attention.

“Why these documents are being struggled over between the president and the National Archives, I have no idea other than to say everything was done perfectly legally,” said Stone.
No ‘Corrupt Bargain’

Trump issued the pardon in December 2020 as his term as the 45th U.S. president was nearing its end, saying that the then-68-year-old Stone had “numerous medical conditions” and had been “treated very unfairly” due to “prosecutorial misconduct.” ​

Stone, who served briefly as a Trump campaign adviser in 2015, was arrested in January 2019 in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia in influencing the 2016 presidential election.

Mueller’s report in April 2019 stated there was no evidence that Trump or his associates had knowingly conspired with Russia.

Stone acknowledged that he had made misstatements to Congress under oath, but maintained that they were “all innocuous” and “immaterial.”

“One cannot lie to Congress about Russian collusion, if no Russian collusion took place, can they? So I was framed solely for the purpose of pressuring me into giving false testimony against the president,” Stone told The Epoch Times.

According to Stone, in July that year, prosecutors told his attorneys that if he agreed to testify falsely against the president regarding some 26 phone conversations they had during the 2016 presidential campaign, they would argue for his leniency with the judge, an offer he said he refused. Trump commuted Stone’s sentence that same month, a day before he was due to begin serving a term of three years and four months in connection to the Russian interference probe.

He speculated that the FBI agents may be looking into the records indicating “a corrupt bargain or some impropriety,” which he insisted was “not true.”

“There was no communication whatsoever between me and the president, or my lawyers and the president’s lawyers, or myself and the president through any other third party from the time I was charged, till the time that he called me to tell me he was commuting [my] sentence. No communications whatsoever,” he said.

“So any insinuation that there’s something improper about the clemency in my case, that would be categorically false.”

‘It’s About Intimidation’

Stone had a taste of an FBI raid himself on the day of his arrest in 2019.

At 6 a.m. that day, 29 FBI agents swarmed his residence in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with 17 armored vehicles, a government helicopter overhead, and two amphibious units. The agents were there for 13 hours, he recalled.

As with how the agents went through former First Lady Melania Trump’s wardrobe, Stone said they also searched all of the personal items and clothing of his wife.

He stressed that nothing from the raid on his home, office, and Manhattan apartment was used against him at trial.

“So it’s about intimidation,” he said. “The whole purpose of this is to intimidate the former president, which, having known him for 42 years, Donald Trump cannot be intimidated.

“If anything, they have galvanized his resolve to run again.”

He sees the raid as “the latest in a series to disqualify Trump” from running for president in 2024, following the two impeachment attempts while Trump was in office and the ongoing Jan. 6 committee probe.

One federal code listed in the search warrant concerns the willful and unlawful concealment, removal, or mutilation of public records, which could cause the individual to “forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”

But a hypothetical conviction under the statute still isn’t a legal basis barring the former president from seeking a second term, some legal experts have argued, as the statute can’t override or supersede qualifications for the presidency as set out in the Constitution—minimum age of 35, and being a natural-born citizen who has lived in the country for at least 14 years.

It’s a signal that Trump’s opponents are “desperate” for legal ways to thwart his presidential ambitions, Stone suggests.

“They must not feel that they have any kind of viable case against the president regarding Jan. 6, and therefore they’re using this new rubric as an excuse to try to eliminate him as a candidate in 2024.”

Stone said his time going through the political prosecution has revealed to him a “two-tiered justice system,” contrasting what he saw as a differential treatment between those on the Democratic camp, such as Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden who had engaged in foreign ventures while his father was holding a public office, and the handling of those on the Republican side.

“If you’re a liberal Democrat, you have nothing to fear from the FBI or the justice system. If you’re a supporter of Donald Trump, if you’re a Republican, well then you’re a target.”

The FBI declined to comment. Department of Justice officials didn’t respond by press time to a request by The Epoch Times for comment about Stone’s statements.

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Roger Stone to Newsmax: Jan. 6 Hearing ‘Proves Exactly Nothing’

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Despite getting his name thrown into Tuesday’s House Jan. 6 Select Committee hearing, former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone on Newsmax said their name-dropping him was “superfluous.”

“Basically today’s hearing was essentially – at least as far as I was concerned – all guilt by association,” Stone told Tuesday’s “Eric Bolling The Balance.” “Yes, I do know President Donald Trump. Yes, I do know members of the Proud Boys. Yes, I did come in contact with members of the Oath Keepers.

“That proves exactly nothing whatsoever.”

Adding his name to Tuesday’s hearing was a “superfluous” and “meaningless” attempt to tie him back to the special counsel Robert “Mueller witch hunt,” Stone added to host Eric Bolling.

“But because of the two-year ordeal that I went through, and then I was gagged through most of it in the Mueller witch hunt, I am one of the most polarizing figures on the American left, and therefore throwing my name into the mix, despite any evidence whatsoever that I was involved in any illegal activity at the Capitol, nor was I involved in the legal effort to delay the certification of the elections,” Stone continued. “It was almost superfluous and meaningless to me.”

The Tuesday hearing showed Stone warning Democrats will leading American into “1,000 years of darkness.”

“Well, first of all, that’s constitutionally protected free speech,” Stone said. “I’m entitled to an apocalyptic view of America’s future and to say otherwise, that would be religious bigotry. There’s no exhortation to violence or lawlessness there. That is how I feel.”

Stone noted Oath Keepers providing security for him Jan. 5 was merely to protect him from the death threats hurled at home amid attacks from Democrats and their supporters for his ties to Trump.

“I can’t travel any place the United States, unfortunately, or even in the state of Florida now without professional security,” Stone said. “The constant death threats whipped up by the bloodlust on Twitter is a constant danger to me and my family. I tried to hire off-duty D.C. police officers who guarded me and my family during my trial. They were unavailable because they had been called in.

“The Oath Keepers did provide security for me on the fifth – that doesn’t mean I had any interaction with them pertaining to any illegal activity, and all of my communications with them are strictly logistical.”

Stone noted he is closely watched and scrutinized, so if there had been any wrongdoing, America would be told all about it.

“Believe me if the committee or the federal government had learned otherwise we would know it,” he continued. “So the fact that they say, ‘oh, there’s a chat group’: Yeah, there was a chat group, but I didn’t post in it other than to post links of publicly published articles that I may have written at the Gateway Pundit. I’m not responsible for the actions or the comments of other people. I’m only responsible for my own actions, but even I witnessed no exhortation to lawlessness or violence.”

Outside of the laws broken Jan. 6, Stone noted protests are constitutional protected free speech, and Trump did not do anything to incite lawlessness either.

“I don’t believe he did,” Stone said of Trump. “I noticed how they excise when he says ‘peacefully’ in the earlier hearings within his argument, but if that’s true, then Kamala Harris incited people to burn down half of America in the summer before the election during the antifa, BLM riots.

“No, the president expressed his First Amendment rights. People do have a constitutional right to gather in Washington, D.C. They do have constitutional rights to object to the election.”

Stone noted he condemned the violence on Jan. 6, and the court of law not the Jan. 6 committee will do with those who participated in lawlessness.

“They have been charged; let’s see what the trial says,” Stone said. “I don’t condone any act of violence.”

In fact, the storming of the Capitol did not help Trump’s desire to have Congress debate the certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College votes in key battleground states.

“I think it was counterproductive, politically,” Stone continued. “If the goal was to legally delay the certification of the Electoral College to send the electors back to the states where, legally, the state legislatures could determine whether they had gotten an honest or dishonest vote count, then the breach of the Capitol hurt that effort. It was counterproductive, and I condemned it within minutes of hearing about it.”

Stone also talked about his break from Steve Bannon, who he had claimed lied about Stone during past trial testimony stemming from Mueller indictments.

“First of all, as a Christian, I have forgiven Steve Bannon, because I think he testified falsely at my trial, but I have forgiven him, and I’m not harboring any ill will toward him,” Stone said. “That’s what the Bible teaches us to do.”

Stone, whose testimony to the House Jan. 6 Select Committee was merely pleading the Fifth on all questions, said Bannon should have complied with his subpoena and done the same from the start.

“I think perhaps Steve should have done what I did, which is to fulfill his legal obligations under their subpoena and assert his Fifth Amendment rights,” Stone said. “Throughout these committee hearings, you noticed, they try to say assertion of your Fifth Amendment rights is tantamount to some admission of guilt, which, of course it is not.

“So perhaps, Steve and attorneys thought that offering to testify now would cure his earlier decision to defy a subpoena; that does not appear to be the case at this juncture. I wish him the best, and I’m praying for him and all of the president’s supporters.”

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ROGER STONE Adds Two More Lies to List of Lies Made by Liz Cheney’s Star Witness Cassidy Hutchinson

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On June 28th, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, was a surprise witness in the January 6th committee hearings. Although heavily hyped as a “surprise witness” with startling “new information” much of what Cassidy said was both eagerly reported as “fact” by the mainstream media and just as quickly debunked by more objective news organizations.

I won’t recount here how quickly disproved Cassidy’s second-hand claim that President Trump, irate that his Secret Service detail would not take him to the Capitol, sought to grab the wheel of his Presidential Limousine and assaulted a Secret Service Agent. Even NBC News reported that Secret Service Officials are prepared to testify under oath that neither of these things happened.

Congresswoman Liz Cheney induced Hutchinson to say it was her “understanding” that “President Trump instructed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to call Roger Stone and General Michael Flynn on the evening of January 5th” and that it was Hutchinson’s “understanding” that these calls were completed on the evening of January 5th.

Cheney would later speculate that the purpose of these calls on January 5th was “to find out what was going to happen on January 6th. Once again USA Today, would report this falsehood without any effort to confirm its accuracy.

Rolling Stone, USA Today, MSNBC, Yahoo News, Miami-Herald, and others almost immediately reported Hutchinson’s claim as if it were a fact. If any of these “news outlets” had bothered to call for comment, they would have learned that Hutchinson’s claim was unequivocally false; I received no such call from Mark Meadows on January 5th. In fact, although I met him once in the green room at FOX in 2019 when he was still a Congressman, I have never spoken to him by phone or in person on any other occasion.

General Flynn tells me that he didn’t speak to Mark Meadows on January 5th and neither has he ever had any phone conversation with Meadows. To their credit, ABC News was the only media outlet to request a comment on Hutchinson’s baseless claims and accurately report my denial.

Hutchinson went on to say that Meadows wanted to attend a “briefing in a war room set up in the Willard Hotel.” Hutchinson said that Meadows was persuaded not to attend this briefing in person but that he participated in the briefing “with Roger Stone and General Flynn” by phone.

Here’s how NPR reported it:

Once again, there never was any such telephone briefing. That of course did not stop USA Today or the New York Times from gleefully recycling this canard without contacting me or my attorney for comment. Nor was I aware of or involved with any “war room” within the Willard Hotel.

In fact, the Washington Post has reported accurately that “The Willard attracted many pro-Trump figures around that time, including “Stop the Steal” provocateur Roger Stone. Stone was not part of the Giuliani team at the Willard and did not participate in the team’s efforts, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.”

I continue to believe that the “Stop the Steal” effort to bring public attention to the anomalies and irregularities as well as very real evidence of fraud in the results of the 2020 election, constitutes an act of Constitutionally protected free speech and that the legally permitted and peaceful events on January 5th and 6th are Constitutionally protected under the 4th amendment. At no time did I, Ali Alexander, or Alex Jones publicly or privately advocate violence or lawlessness. There has been a concerted effort by the Democrats and their allies in the fake news media to insist otherwise.

It is sad that I must reiterate it, but any assertion, claim, or even implication that I was aware in advance of, involved in, or condoned any illegal activity at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th or any other date is categorically false. Nor was I involved in any legal effort to delay the certification of the results of the electoral college. There is no witness, email, text message, encrypted message, or individual that proves otherwise. Unfortunately, since this assertion is never reported by the fake news media, false claims about my actions on January 5th and 6th are constantly recycled, including today by the Miami-Herald.

The favored tactic of the left, in this case, is “guilt by association.” Because the off-duty D.C. police officers who had provided paid security for me and my family during my January 2020 Trial in Washington D.C. were unavailable; the Oath Keepers organization provided security for me on January 5th. I do know individual members of the Proud Boys. I am a 41-year friend and supporter of President Donald Trump. None of these facts proves anything whatsoever.

Hutchinson’s Cheney-induced assertions about me were the source of a tsunami-like wave of hatred and vilification on Twitter. This exposes the true purpose of the baseless attacks on me; to associate me falsely with actions I was not involved in and had no involvement in, to drive up the cost of lawyers that I require to defend myself, and to drag my name through the mud one more time. Sadly, I am the Trump Supporter that woke leftists love most to hate.

My wife and I are already defending ourselves in 11 outstanding civil suits filed by liberal interest groups as well as your garden-variety left-wing crackpots. Every one of these lawsuits is baseless, meritless, groundless, but sensationalized. Unfortunately, we are required to mount a legal defense in every case including a case in which a George Soros-backed legal front group is financing a lawsuit against me and President Trump blaming us (falsely) for the events at the Capitol on January 6th.

At the same time, I was assailed by the fake news media based on the false claims of Cassidy Hutchinson, the Florida Bulldog attacked me and my wife in a story about the pending Biden Department of Justice civil suit against us regarding our inability to pay our 2007-2011 federal income taxes. Any claim that we failed to report income correctly, or that we hid assets from the IRS is demonstrably false. The number of inaccuracies in this hit-piece by the veteran left-wing distortianist Dan Christiansen are too numerous to recount here.

That we, like millions of Americans, owe money to the IRS is not disputed. That we have “delayed or avoided” paying these past due taxes is also false; we made ever-increasing monthly payments to the IRS for 5 years without interruption prior to the Mueller Witch-hunt driving us to the brink of bankruptcy when we simply could no longer pay. Contrary to the irresponsible and baseless claims of the Florida Bulldog, my wife and I through our Tax Accountants have provided all of the information requested by the Government. The assertion without any evidence whatsoever that we provided inaccurate information to our own Tax Accountant, a felony, is both baseless and defamatory. What do you expect from a pig but a grunt?

In fact, our tax attorney was engaged in a good-faith “offer and compromise” negotiations to resolve our tax debt at the time that the Biden DOJ, without notice, filed its sensationalized civil lawsuit against us falsely implying that we had hidden income “in order to live a lavish lifestyle.” In truth, there is not a month in which the combination of our legal bills and my wife’s past due uninsured medical expenses related to her treatment for Stage 4 cancer do not exceed the amount of income I make that month working as hard as I can.

There is nothing lavish about our current lifestyle. Those patriots who want to help us in our continuing legal battle with the deep state can go to https://stonedefensefund.com. Those who want to help us with Mrs. Stone’s past due and ongoing uninsured medical expenses can go to https://www.stonefamilyfund.com

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“Is Anyone Irate and Tireless Enough to Save our Republic for our Children and Children’s Children?” – Political Prisoner Jeremy Brown Writes an Open Letter from Pinellas County Jail

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by Jim Hoft

Jeremy Brown is a Green Beret and former Republican candidate for Congress in Florida’s 14th Congressional District. Brown served in the United States Army from 1992 to 2012 and reached the rank of Special Forces Master Sergeant.

As we reported last year, Jeremy Brown refused to be an informant for the dirty FBI — They wanted him to be one of their operatives at the Jan. 6 Trump rallies. He refused them so they stormed his home at 3:45 PM on Thursday, September 30th, and arrested him on bogus misdemeanor charges.

The FBI sent 20 vehicles to his home to make the arrest. DHS and Pinellas County law enforcement were also present. The FBI was in Jeremy’s home for 5-and-a-half hours looking for evidence. We were told the FBI did not read Jeremy Brown his rights.

Today, Jeremy is still being held without bail for a charge of trespassing! While others in NYC, & other places, with a history of violent crimes, are out with no, or very little, bail Jeremy Brown is still sitting in jail for committing a misdemeanor on Jan. 6, 2021.  Jeremy entered the imaginary no-go zone around the US Capitol that was not marked and where police officers were waving Trump supporters in.  Jeremy also is on film saving a woman’s life from the Capitol Police that day.  He did not enter the US Capitol. This is a clear violation of the US Constitution and international law.

Meanwhile, terrorist Antifa bomber Garrett Smith was released from Pinellas County Jail last Thursday without posting bond on his own recognizance.  Garrett James Smith, was seen running away from the Jan. 6, 2022 rally for the political prisoners before he was apprehended by police and caught with a backpack containing a pipe bomb, a gas mask, pepper spray, smoke rockets, and flammable rags.

Today we are posting Jeremy Brown’s latest letter from the Pinellas County jail.

** Please donate to Jeremy Brown’s GiveSendGo account today.

Read the open letter from Jeremy Brown below:

If people would like to send Jeremy an encouraging card they can do so at:

Jeremy Brown
Inmate 1875858
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Clearwater, FL 33762

** Please donate to Jeremy Brown’s GiveSendGo account today.

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Trump Ally Roger Stone Attacks Mike Pence, Calls Him ‘Disloyal and Duplicitous’

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Roger Stone, a prominent ally of former President Donald Trump, attacked former Vice President Mike Pence in a Thursday post on the messaging platform Telegram, calling him a “disloyal POS.”

Pence drew Trump’s ire after he declined to go along with an unconstitutional effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election result on January 6, 2021. Trump on Tuesday called for Pence to be investigated for declining to help. In an official statement, the former president said House investigators should probe why Pence “did not send back the vote for recertification or approval” to the states, insisting that his vice president had “the right to do so.”

Stone on Thursday shared a Substack article written by Emerald Robinson, titled The Treachery of VP Mike Pence Explained to his channel on Telegram. In the post, Stone, who was officially pardoned by Trump, attacked Pence.

“If you ever had any doubt whatsoever that former Vice President Mike Pence was a duplicitous, disloyal POS, this stunning article will remove any doubt. Pence and his staff of ‘political advisors’ were working to undermine President Trump [and replace him with Mike Pence] from day ONE,” Stone wrote in the post.

Newsweek reached out to Pence’s press representatives for comment but did not hear back in time for publication.

Trump lost the 2020 election to President Joe Biden but continues to claim that the result was due to widespread fraud or to the election being “stolen.” No evidence has been brought forward or emerged corroborating his allegations.

On January 6, 2021, Trump and his allies wanted Pence to overstep his ceremonial role and reject the Electoral College votes of several key swing states. Pence refused to comply with the request, which many critics have described as an attempted “coup.”

“It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” Pence wrote in a January 6, 2021, letter to Trump.

Hours later, Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol in an apparent effort to disrupt the formal certification of Biden’s victory. Many of the rioters chanted slogans against Pence, with some even suggesting they wanted to “hang” the vice president. Late last month, Pence told Fox News that he hasn’t spoken to his former boss in months.

Pence said in the interview with Fox News host Jesse Watters that the last time he spoke with Trump was “last summer.” He also asserted that he still believes he did his “duty under the Constitution” and insisted that he and Trump eventually parted ways amicably.

Trump has attempted to shield Pence’s records from the House select committee investigating the January 6 violence. But the National Archives and Records Administration will release the records, according to a Tuesday letter sent from U.S. archivist David Ferriero to the former president. Ferriero said that the records would be delivered to the House investigators by March 3 “unless prohibited by court order.”

Trump issued a formal pardon for Stone in December of 2020, about a month before he left the White House. Stone had been sentenced to 40 months in prison for his role in the Russian election meddling investigation. Since then, Stone has been a key promoter of Trump’s election claims.

Ballot audits and recounts across the country have consistently reaffirmed Biden’s victory. More than 60 legal challenges to the election brought by Trump and his supporters failed in state and federal courts. Even judges appointed by Trump and other Republicans ruled against the legal challenges.

Former Attorney General William Barr, who was widely viewed as one of Trump’s most loyal Cabinet members, asserted that there is “no evidence” of widespread fraud that would change the election’s outcome.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security described the 2020 election as the “most secure in American history” while the agency was still led by a Trump appointee.

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Roger Stone Says Trump ‘Would Crush’ Ron DeSantis in a Primary, Slams Governor as ‘Lackluster’ and ‘Disingenuous’

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Roger Stone weighed in on the recent dustup between Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), on Tuesday. The Trump confidante declared that the former president would handily crush Ron DeSantis the governor in a presidential primary.

Trump recently made headlines when he appeared to take a veiled shot at DeSantis during an interview on One America news.

“I’ve had the booster,” Trump said. “I watched a couple of politicians be interviewed and one of the questions was, ‘Did you get the booster?’ Because they had the vaccine and they’re answering like – in other words – the answer is, ‘Yes’ but they don’t want to say it. Because they’re gutless.”

Notably, DeSantis has said he’s been vaccinated against Covid-19, but has declined to say whether he’s been boosted. The governor has been touted as a potential presidential candidate in 2024 and has reportedly not ruled out a campaign, even if Trump decides to run.

Appearing on The Other Side of Midnight on WABC radio on Tuesday, host Frank Morano asked Stone, “Is the Trump-DeSantis feud real or is that media hype?”

“I believe in loyalty,” Stone responded, and took direct shots at DeSantis. “Let’s be very clear. Prior to Donald Trump’s endorsement [for governor], Ron DeSantis was a little-known congressman with an ill-fitting suit, a bad haircut, and an undistinguished record.”

Stone explained that Florida’s Republican establishment had endorsed DeSantis’ opponent in the 2018 Republican gubernatorial primary.

“It was Donald Trump’s endorsement alone that lifted DeSantis out of obscurity to the nomination,” he continued. “And then – in all honesty – Trump had to come to Florida the last two weeks to drag DeSantis, who is a lackluster campaigner to say the least, over the finish line after DeSantis essentially lost two debates to his Democratic opponent.”

He added, “So I believe that Donald Trump made the political career of Ron DeSantis, and therefore DeSantis owes the former president wide berth. He has plenty of time to run for president. He has to run for re-election in 2022. He should recognize that if he does not have the enthusiastic and active support of Donald Trump, he may not be governor. He is not a lead pipe cinch for reelection. It will be very competitive.”

Stone said all other potential 2024 GOP candidates have said they would defer to Trump if he runs. “Ron DeSantis declines to do that. He’s disingenuous when he says he’s not running. He’s actively raising money. He’s actively organizing.”

He then cited a poll showing  Trump with a large lead over the field in a hypothetical 2024 GOP primary. The former president notched 54%, while DeSantis came in a distant second with 11%.

“There is plenty of time for him to run for president. And as the Reuters poll shows, Trump would crush him in a contest.”

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