Roger Stone Calls on Rick Scott to Challenge Electoral College Results
Roger Stone Calls on Rick Scott to Challenge Electoral College Results Posted by baynews9.com | Dec 19, 2020 | Latest News, Roger Stone News | 0 BY MITCH PERRY | PINELLAS COUNTY With President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory certified on Monday, there is just one venue left to challenge the results of the 2020 […]
With President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory certified on Monday, there is just one venue left to challenge the results of the 2020 election – that’s when Congress convenes on January 6 to approve the electoral results from all 50 states. It requires just one member of the House and a member of the Senate to submit an objection in writing to a state’s results.
Speaking before a crowd of several hundred people in Largo on Monday, Roger Stone encouraged the audience to contact Florida Senator Rick Scott to be that one member of the Senate.
“I believe that there is a courageous member of the House who is going to rise to the certification,” Stone said while standing atop of the back of a flatbed truck in the parking lot of Conservative Grounds, the pro-Donald Trump coffee shop in Largo. “And then it is up to the Republican Senators.”
“I look to the men that I admire in the Senate,” Stone continued. “Senator Rand Paul. Senator Ted Cruz. Senator Josh Hawley. Senator Rick Scott. Anyone of these senators could second the motion by a House member to trigger a re-examination of the corruption in this election.” (Senator Scott’s office did not immediately respond for a request for comment).
Several news organizations reported on Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell “pleaded” with Senate colleagues not to join any House members in objecting to the Electoral College results.
While the sentiment expressed by those in Largo may be out of the mainstream, they’re not with Republicans. A poll conducted last week by NPR/PBS/Marist College found that while a solid majority of Americans do trust the results of the presidential election, less than a quarter (24%) of Republicans say they accept them.
Stone, 68, is a longtime GOP political consultant who has worked with Republicans since the 1970s starting with Richard Nixon. He’s also been a friend of Trump’s for over 40 years, and said he first began talking to Trump about running for president in 1987.
Stone was arrested on a seven-count indictment in connection with former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia back in November 2019. In February he was sentenced to 40 months in prison, but his sentence was commuted by Trump back in July, making him a free man.
Stone spent more than of his 40-minute speech referring to his arrest and prosecution, insisting that he was always innocent of charges that he worked with Julian Assange and WikiLeaks in the hacking of Democratic National Committee servers.
Buzzfeed reported last month that newly released reports of the Mueller report revealed that prosecutors worried that they did not have enough hard evidence to prove that Assange nor Stone actively participated in the hacks.
“They performed a proctological examination on me, looking at every aspect of my life,” he said about the original charges filed against him. “My family life. My business life. My political life. My social life. And they found nothing. Nothing. Because Roger Stone did nothing wrong.”
He described his court trial as “a Soviet style show trial” and blasted the federal judge in his case for putting a media gag order on him for 16 months. As someone who makes his living writing and speaking, Stone said that gag order ultimately cost him his home, his financial savings and the “small college fund” that he had reserved for his five grandchildren.
Trump’s commutation of Stone’s sentence angered congressional Democrats this summer.
California Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, tweeted that it was “a terrible blow to justice and the rule of law.”
Preceding Stone on Monday night were four other speakers, all of whom bashed the results of the presidential election.
“Trump has not conceded and we should not concede either,” said Craig Long. “Can I get an amen to that?”
With the recent uprisings in Cuba, the American people have been reminded about the deadly costs of socialism and marxists ideologies.
In today’s Democrat party, there has been an outbreak of anti-American ideals being pushed on the American people, but in many cases it falls on deaf ears among Cuban and Venezuelan Americans who have seen the ravages of Communism first hand. Too many Americans continue to have an idyllic notion of Cuba as a socialist utopia. The incredibly vicious brutality of the Cuban secret police and the crushing oppression of the Cuban people is rarely reported in the United States.
The Biden administered created a myth that the recent uprising by the Cuban people was caused by the people’s outrage over the island’s lack of COVID-19 vaccinations when in fact the uprising was caused by the dire conditions in Cuba where food, gasoline and medicine are both rare and rationed. The Cuban uprising was a demand for human rights and a better, freer quality of life and, in fact, had nothing to do with the COVID-19 vaccination.
Sadly, many younger generation Cuban Americans born in the United States are too far removed from the horrors of the socialist or communist country their families once suffered under before taking the courageous step of fleeing to the United States of America to seek opportunity and freedom Young people sporting T-shirts with the imagery of Che Guevera thinking him to be a romantic revolutionary when in fact he was a murdering thug. These same millennials have no frame of reference for Castro’s Cuban dictatorship. The education of these young people- and indeed all of the American people- as to what conditions are really like in Cuba is imperative.
Despite some Hispanic community leaders, politicians, and commentators having been corrupted by pervasive left-wing demagoguery, I thought It necessary to recognize six individuals who are fighting for truth.
These are not power rankings, just six wonderfully patriotic Hispanic Americans who are fighting to educate the American people about the evils of Socialism and Communism.
1). Robert Unanue: The CEO of the popular food company Goya foods came under fire last year for his strident support for President Donald J. Trump. Leftwing activists, Democrat elected officials, and the mainstream media demanded boycotts of his brand, a brand that was created by his immigrant ancestors nearly 90 years ago when they came from Spain. Even after manufactured backlash, Unanue continued to defend President Trump. He saw sales skyrocket, in particular after Dopey Bartender AOC melted down in a Twitter tirade. In the present, he continues to call out the media and Democrats on COVID-19. And yes, he rightfully believes that there was indisputable voter fraud during the 2020 elections. Goya Foods Board of Directors tried to oust him, but he remains the top dog and loyal Trump supporter to this day.
2). Rachel Campos Duffy: The wife of former Congressman Sean Duffy has certainly made a name for herself on Fox News. Despite Fox News being a shell of its former self, Campos Duffy, the granddaughter of Mexican immigrants, hasn’t sold America out. She’s incredibly witty and entertaining on Outnumbered, but her pro-American activities are not limited to her role as a commentator. She also works as the national spokesman for the LIBRE Initiative, a non-profit that promotes the free market capitalism and a host of other pro-constitution stances.
3). Julio Gonzalez: As the CEO of the world’s largest tax and accounting specialty firm, Gonzalez has become a fixture on several up-and-coming new media platforms where he has consistently supported President Donald J. Trump and stood against the economic horrors of socialism. Gonzalez is a member of the Forbes Council and regularly hosts true America First candidates for political office at his West Palm Beach home, raising the big bucks needed to take back the House and retain control of the U.S. Senate. The son of first-generation Cuban immigrants, Gonzalez has taken the moment in the aftermath of recent protests for the freedom of the Cuban people by highlighting the cold hard truth about the failures of socialism when it comes to how it destroys the economies of once-prosperous nations.
4). Jose Oliva: the Former Speaker of the Florida House always stood strong for freedom and liberty in his capacity as an elected official. Oliva was during his time in office a staunch supporter of President Donald J. Trump and remains so as a private citizen and Founder of the Oliva Cigar Company (and their cigars are AMAZING). He is also known for his longtime advocacy for the freedom of the Cuban, mainly through his leadership of the Cuban Liberty Council.
5). Tito Ortiz: Mexican American Tito Ortiz is known to us all as a legendary world champion wrestler and MMA fighter. The UFC Hall of Famer has a decades-long career in the wrestling and competitive fighting arena. His rise to fame and fortune has inspired many Hispanic young people to take control of their future, guided by responsibility, self-reliance, and hard work, not government handouts or generational welfare. Ortiz was a Trump supporter from day one and has never stopped fighting for President Donald J. Trump. America would be better off with more athletes like Ortiz and fewer anti-American losers like Colin Kapernick and Lebron James.
6) Enrique Aledandro : The filmmaker and human rights activist was heavily involved in organizing the Miami-based protests against the Communist Party of Cuba, which he described to us as “barbaric” and “tyrannical. Just 24 years old ,Alejandro has just wrapped up shooting for his upcoming documentary production PAPA BEAR, based on the world-famous big cat sanctuary, Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation. Now Alejandro’s production company, returns him to the director’s chair for an epic motion picture that reveals the true shocking brutality of Castro’s regime and the plight of the Cuban people.
“Beyond question, Sal Greco is a true servant of the people, a good soul, and a great American.”
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Sal Greco is a 12-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, from Staten Island. His record of service to the people of New York City is unblemished. Sal is also my friend. We met via Instagram over 2 years ago. Perhaps it was our common Italian-American heritage that made us fast friends. It also helped that Sal completely understood how the charges leveled against me by the now-discredited Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his attack dog lawyers were entirely contrived and purely motivated by political animus.
As a police officer, Sal had testified in many criminal trials as a government witness. He has a keen, realistic understanding of the justice system. He had studied the public aspects of the case against me and quickly came to see how I had been framed.
In his personal politics, Sal is decidedly a supporter of the movement to Make America Great Again (MAGA). He also has strong opinions about Italian food and the importance of loyalty. Though Sal is an ardent supporter of free speech and the unfettered right to political expression, he has also been a vocal critic of the Proud Boys. While Sal unreservedly exercised his own freedom of Speech on Instagram, his posts were limited to invited friends.
Through the darkest days of my ordeal being politically persecuted by Mueller’s corrupt partisan operatives, Sal provided comfort and friendship to my family and to me. He even used many of the personal vacation days he had earned serving on the streets of New York to assist my family members during my trial in Washington DC. Often he would escort my single adult daughter to and from the courthouse, allowing Nydia and me the peace of mind of knowing she was safe and in capable, trusted hands.
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We ate together, went to Mass together, worked out together, laughed together, and shared the ups and downs of life. We spent time in battle against those who would destroy everything that has made our country the freest and most prosperous ever to exist on this planet. Beyond question, Sal Greco is a true servant of the people, a good soul, and a great American.
Recently the tabloid-grade New York Daily News reported that Officer Greco was the subject of an NYPD internal investigation upon his return from Washington in January. At that time I elected not to comment because I know an honest inquiry will prove that Sal Greco did nothing improper, either in DC in early January or anywhere else, at any time, for that matter.
But if we have learned nothing from the years we had with Donald Trump as president it is that things like fairness, due process, and truth are utter irrelevancies to the corporate and social media propagandists who act as mere mouthpieces for the Democrat party and its radical left-wing zealots. Now they are subjecting this dedicated officer of the law to their latest politically-motivated witch hunt, using cheap innuendo and ‘guilt by association” to potentially destroy the career of this patriot for the unforgivable sin of being my friend.
On January 5th, Sal was with me in Washington DC, accompanying me as I spoke at two legally-permitted events. On January 6th we never even left the Willard Hotel property the entire day. Neither of us was at the Ellipse, in the march to the Capitol, or present at the Capitol for any of the unlawful acts. We were both shocked and appalled at the lawless, politically counterproductive violence at the Capitol as we watched it unfold on TV in my hotel suite.
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What makes the New York Daily News hit piece on Sal Greco extraordinary is that I responded to their inquiries in writing, answering many of the questions they purport to raise in the story published this week. In fact, their reporter confirmed receipt of my response but entirely ignored anything I had written in it.
While I have no obligation to speak to the New York Daily News on the record, the reporter nonetheless agreed to my ground rule about no selective editing but omitted my response, either on background or without attribution because what I told them would totally-debunk the false narrative concocted in their fake news story.
Here is the screenshot of our exchange and their confirmation of its receipt.
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Take particular note of the “reporter’s last comment. My clarifications were available well before any stated deadline for publication of this transparent effort to smear an honest man and dedicated public servant. The reporter could have insisted on having a response from me that was on the record, which I was likely to provide except the reporter never “circled back” as he promised to do, before publishing anything.
Since the Daily News chose to be sneaky and dishonest in reporting on this, let’s clear it up right now.
First, Officer Sal Greco never at any time provided professional security services for me or my family.
Second, I have never paid Sal Greco for any professional services.
Third, Officer Greco visited me and my family on multiple holidays, but strictly during his personal vacation time.
Fourth, Sal sometimes attended public events with me, if his work or vacation schedule permitted, but in those instances where security was required, it was provided by a paid security detail or by the promoter of the event.
Fifth, I have never known Officer Greco to be armed while in my presence and I am aware of no inappropriate use of either his badge or his government-issued firearm anywhere at any time.
Notwithstanding the totalitarian bleatings from America’s repulsive left-wing criminal class, even New York City Police Officers retain in full their constitutional rights to have political opinions when joining the force and, while they are prohibited from any political activities while on duty, they are free to participate in our political and electoral processes when off duty, on their own-time, as long as they make no claims to having the imprimatur of the NYPD while they engage in any of these constitutionally-protected activities.
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While spending time with us on his well-earned vacation days or on his off-duty time Sal Greco was a loyal friend- nothing more, nothing less. Sal Greco was with me for nearly every waking moment of the 5th of January, including when I spoke at the two legally-permitted events that evening. He was there as my friend and ally, not taking any role in, or acting in any manner as part of, my personal security detail.
It is an unfortunate and frankly dismal reality today that my family and I require professional security in pretty much any public setting, thanks to the violent, aggressive, unhinged, often-criminal mania of the deranged political zealots who inhabit so much of the radical authoritarian leftist lynch mob that has become a runaway plague in American politics and a repulsive profane affliction upon our nation’s civic life. We have been accosted in restaurants, airports , streets, flea markets, airplanes by abusive and sometimes violent people.
These phony moral high-hats and unfathomably-hypocritical virtue signalers are the same trash who have showered my family and me with vile death threats on a daily basis for what has now been years. Between the threats, their bizarre compulsion towards physically stalking me anywhere I go in public and the outright physical assaults they have committed against me anywhere from my table at a restaurant to public sidewalks to really any public setting in which I find myself, I have been required to employ off-duty police officers for security and to requisition secure vehicles for them to use. This was the case for numerous trips I had to take both to and around DC for court-ordered proceedings prior to and throughout my trial. Unfortunately, during my stay in DC on January 5th and 6th these off-duty officers had all been called to active duty, or were otherwise engaged providing private security for others.
This latest in a string of inflated non-stories cooked up with equally breathless and pointless melodrama is exactly the kind of irresponsible muckraking and vicious hate-mongering that has led to the continuing threats against me, my wife, my family, my children and, yes, even my infant great grandson. The countless public confrontations and violent incidents, like the attack against my wife outside our home just weeks ago, have become all too typical. Yet, these yellow journalists continue to manufacture dishonest disinformation hit pieces that attempt to insinuate, without the slightest credible evidence or even a single factual allegation, that I am somehow party to criminal conduct. It is nothing less than defamation by disingenuous implication.
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I have made it crystal clear over and over, for months now, that I used the voluntary security services of members of the OathKeepers when the off-duty DC Police Officers and one retired Prince Georges, Maryland police officer, who had quite legally provided security for me and my family in the past, had become unavailable when needed.
I know the OathKeepers organization to consist of current and former law enforcement officers and military veterans who have simply pledged to honor the oaths they swore, upon entering service to their country and their communities, to support and defend the Constitution and ensure adherence to the guarantees enshrined in it to protect the essential liberties and human rights of all Americans.
As our nation’s founding charter, the Constitution is the very foundation of government, and the fount of our freedoms, so it is a total oxymoron pushed by incoherent partisan zealots to claim that this organization is “anti-government.” It is, in reality, anti-tyranny if anything, which would explain why it is so viciously made the target of deceitful villainization by the authoritarian left and its army of blathering stooges.
Further, the Daily News’s characterization of the OathKeepers as a “right-wing militia” is simply a baseless delusion, supported by no facts whatsoever. The OathKeepers are an affiliation of like-,minded citizens with law enforcement and military service. In no way, shape or form do they organize or act in the manner of a ‘militia.’
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To my knowledge, over 700 of its members came to DC for the planned gatherings and peaceful protests from January 5th to 6th. Out of these 100’s of individuals in DC associated with the OathKeepers, just four have been charged (and are innocent until proven guilty) in connection with the disorder at the Capitol on the 6th.
If there should emerge sufficient evidence that any other members of the organization violated any laws, or were involved in any sort of coordinated scheme to violate any laws, they too should be prosecuted accordingly. Beyond the production of such evidence or other proof of any unlawful acts by any other OathKeepers, the implication that the organization is somehow an extremist group or part of some supposed “insurrection” is just another daft conspiracy theory peddled in typically-dishonest fashion by leftist smear merchants. End of story.
As the New York Daily News knows full well, my wife Nydia reimbursed Sal Greco for the cost of several nights lodging in June in a hotel nearby our Florida home (at the exorbitant rate of $61 a night) and for the cost of a rental car in December when Sal visited us before Christmas when my own borrowed car was in the shop for repairs. I provided the Daily News with a clear explanation of these perfectly legal transactions, but their dishonest partisan reporter simply omitted this information, clearly attempting to misportray them as somehow improper or illegal.
Also included among the many specious claims made by the Daily News in its hit piece is the assertion that Sal Greco’s association with me violated the NY City Police Department’s policy against its officers having contact with convicted felons. Had the Daily News bothered asking their lawyers, or any lawyer, or even anyone with just a rudimentary understanding of the law, it would know that my status as a “felon” ceased to exist at the moment President Trump issued me a full and unconditional pardon.
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It is interesting to note that the NYPD officers routinely communicate with “convicted felons” when they use such persons as ‘sources’ to investigate or gather intelligence on possible criminal activity. Seems to be a bit of a contradiction in terms of their emphasis on enforcing such a policy. As a former high-ranking New York Police Department officer told me, “It is a regulation they enforce when they want, and ignore when they want.”
At the heart of this despicable smear job on an honest, hard-working New York City police officer is the core deceit manufactured by this and other propagandists looking to prop up another phony scandal with more false accusations meant to further the Democrat fantasy narrative of an “insurrection.” The Daily News joins a number of other deceitful fake news outlets that have now taken to churning out a whole new series of defamatory publications intended to fabricate some sort of nebulous criminality around me, but without ever specifying, much less presenting a scintilla of evidence to prove any actual crimes.
The Daily News is well aware of the fact that I never left the grounds of The Willard Hotel on January 6th, except to literally leave the city directly traveling to Dulles Airport to return home to Florida. I can state categorically that Officer Greco, Rev. Randy Coggins, Pastor Mark Burns, Kristin Davis, Angela Stanton King and George Papadopolous and his wife were among those who visited me at the hotel throughout that day.
As I recall, Officer Greco left the hotel once to walk to the Ellipse to survey the gathering, which he judged to be pandemonium, with prohibitively-long lines for both VIP and general attendance. Greco was gone for about an hour and reported seeing General Michael Flynn walking with his entourage, wearing a red sweatshirt. Greco was back at the Willard well before Mayor Giuliani or the President spoke at the Ellipse.
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I will say what I have now said dozens of times before: I was in no way involved in or aware of any person or any scheme to commit any unlawful act at the Capitol or anywhere in DC either on January 6th or any other day, ever. The Daily News is simply pursuing the vengeful bloodlust that has been triggered among Trump-addled propagandists in the wake of my pardon. This desire for revenge and the fulfillment of my lynching by their corrupt fellow travelers in a kangaroo court farce is now fueling their baseless if not ludicrous insinuations and implications that either I or Sal Greco or anyone I know or have ever known had any knowledge or involvement in illegal conduct on January 6th.
The Daily News tries to inflate to some sort of importance, or relevance, to their shaky would-be narrative implying criminal conduct without ever stating what specifically are any of the supposed crimes involved, that Officer Greco and accused OathKeeper Joshua James were connected on the widely-used cash transfer app, Venmo. They admit they could find not a single financial transaction between the two men’s accounts. Whatever may have led to their merely being connected as “friends” on Venmo, but never exchanging anything through the app, it is far less clear if not completely unintelligible just exactly what it is the Daily News is trying to imply or proclaim to be the crime or even just something unseemly about this. Indeed Venmo will add a person’s contacts automatically if both parties save each others phone number.!!
In publishing this extensive article that is literally without any merit, the New York Daily News is now joining others in the MSM lynch mob such as CNN, MSNBC, ABC NEWS in their baseless efforts to imply that because I came in contact with and was voluntarily protected by members of this organization who provide security for other Speakers on the 5th I am somehow involved in the illegal events of January 6th. This is a vile lie with no evidence to support it.
For two years the New York Daily News was among those fake news media outlets that insisted falsely that I worked with Russian intelligence to coordinate the release of the entirely accurate emails that exposed the corruption in the Democrats campaign.
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This New York Daily News Story is typical particularly since I was neither charged nor convicted of lying to “protect for Trump” which the stunning court-ordered release at midnight on election day November 3rd, 2020, when the US Justice Department issued, by court order a rare midnight release of long-hidden remaining unredacted sections of the Mueller report in which the government admits not having any factual evidence “that I was involved with the Russians or Wikileaks or Assange or that I had any advanced knowledge of the theft and publication of John Podesta’s emails. The Daily News reported …nothing.
The New York Daily News never mentioned that Mueller even said that if he had found evidence that I had received stolen emails from Wikileaks it would have legal political activity. CNN also ignored the point that Mueller’s super-secret report proved that Mueller charged me with lying to Congress about matters he concedes he has less than sufficient evidence I was involved in.
Read the actual filing by the DOJ here rather than the sugar-coated report by Buzzfeed. Even Buzzfeed admitted that I was ‘vindicated.”The exact same people who lied about the criminalization of my perfectly legal political activity in 2016 are lying again.”
Sal Greco is being crucified because he exercised his first amendment rights to not only support President Trump but to provide comfort and friendship to my family in our time of need and friendship for my long-time friend Kristin Davis.
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But even given a courteous response to their loaded questions, The New York Daily News is aware of this but omits my response. Now Sal Greco’s spotless record in law enforcement and the pension he has paid into are at risk due to the hyped-up smears of the media despite any evidence that he did anything wrong.
I had attended many of the CPAC conferences in the 1980s when its influence manifested itself in Governor Ronald Reagan’s election to two terms in the White House.
While I wasn’t invited to speak there this year, I had other reasons for being in Orlando.
While there, I had an opportunity to talk to Fox News concerning what I believe will be a certain effort by the left to rewrite history and bury President Donald J. Trump’s great achievements. The two wholly politically-motivated and vindicated impeachment attempts demonstrate that the unhinged left will do anything to try to destroy Trump, bury him and then ruin his legacy.
I also had the opportunity to tell off reporters from CNN who have been using “Guilt by Association” and broad innuendo to insinuate that I was somehow involved in the illegal actions at the Capitol on January 6th – a charge they offer no evidence for at all.
The bloodlust and rabid hatred for me on Twitter is driven by the fact that, by the grace of God, I escaped the deadly snare carefully set for me by Congressman Adam Schiff and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Not only was I pardoned, but in Mueller’s final report, the Special Counsel was forced to admit in the long-hidden passages regarding my case that he found “no factual evidence” tying me to Russian intelligence, WikiLeaks or Julian Assange – or indicating that I was aware, in advance, of the phishing and publication of John Podesta’s emails.
None of the major media organizations, who repeatedly accused me of collusion with Russian intelligence and involvement in the timing and dissemination of the WikiLeaks releases, published the truth. They either sugarcoated this stunning announcement by the Department of Justice or, in most cases, never reported it at all.
In recent days, there has been an extraordinary campaign led by ABC, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and others to imply that I was involved in the riot at the Capitol on January 6th even though I had issued this very categorical denial:
Any statement, claim, insinuation or report alleging, or even implying, that I had any involvement or advance knowledge, about the commission of any unlawful acts by any person or group in or around the U.S. Capitol or anywhere in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 is categorically false.
There exists absolutely NO true, credible, legitimate or factual evidence to the contrary, because such conduct on my part did not occur. No honest investigation will produce any credible evidence to the contrary.
When ‘Twitter world’ is upset about something, the news operation at the Washington Post and the New York Times go into overdrive.
The lust for my blood is probably only invigorated by my categorical denial, and their lack of any credible evidence matters little. These are the same kind of vicious, malicious, false attacks which engendered the last witch-hunt and what we now know to be a corrupted Soviet-style show trial with substantial misconduct by the Judge, the prosecutors, and the jury forewoman.
I also rocked out along with rapper Forgiato Blow on a music video, of which a clip shot outside CPAC and posted to Twitter received over 3.5 Million views.
Needless to say, those who claimed we were glorifying the riot at the Capital ignore the lyrics calling for “peace” in D.C.
Again, more nutty left-wing conspiracy theories with no factual basis. Liberals can’t dance and no longer know how to have fun. They also have no regard for facts or truth.
Any statement, claim, insinuation, or report alleging, or even implying, that I had any involvement in or knowledge, whether advance or contemporaneous, about the commission of any unlawful acts by any person or group in or around the U.S. Capitol or anywhere in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, is categorically false.
There exists absolutely NO true, credible, legitimate, or factual evidence to the contrary, because such conduct on my part did not occur. No honest investigation will produce any credible evidence to the contrary. Claims that my ‘ties” to the crimes of January 6 must be investigated come on the heels of a shoddy and baseless series of stories by NBC, ABC, CNN, the New York Times, the New York Daily News, the Seattle Times, the scum at Salon, and others using the sleazy technique of ‘guilt by association” to imply that I was somehow involved in the riot at the Capitol January 6th despite any evidence whatsoever to back this claim.
On January 5th in Washington DC, I exercised my free speech rights to support the Greatest President since Abraham Lincoln, Donald J. Trump, and to support the examination of the more-than- circumstantial evidence of voter fraud as well as cyber-manipulation of the vote. There were many, many anomalies about the 2020 vote that raised legitimate questions about the integrity and the transparency of the vote. Making this argument is not sedition or treasonous. I spoke twice at permitted events on January 5th. I recognized that the state-certified votes for Joe Biden would be certified by the Senate but members of both the House and the Senate had legitimate authority to argue and vote for further examination of the reported vote. I was in DC to support that perfectly legal process.
Now they are at it again. Just as these very same, so-called “mainstream” media outlets insisted for two years that I was a Russian asset and collaborated with Wikileaks on the timing of the release of the disclosures that were so damaging to Hillary Clinton, these indisputably-dishonest broadcast and print outlets (that have established for themselves a now lengthy, sordid track record of acting with reckless, if not purposeful, disregard for the truth), are now seeking to implicate me in illegal actions I know nothing about and played no role in.
It’s the Mueller Russian Collusion playbook all over again, like when the New York Times reported on page one above the fold that a Party Ledger had been found in Ukraine that showed Paul Manafort pocketed $28M. The problem was the ledger turned out to be a forgery most likely fabricated by Ukrainian Intelligence and paid for by Victor Pinchuk. The Times reporter who reported this story pushed numerous other false, vicious, and baseless stories.
Their last assault on me was shown to be nothing but a frothy partisan confection designed to sustain a media distortion campaign based on illegal and sometimes inaccurate leaks from Mueller handler Andrew Weissmann and provide cover for my contrived, rigged, and malicious Mueller prosecution.
Just minutes before midnight on November 3, 2020, the US Department of Justice disgorged, by federal court order, the last hidden portions of the Special Counsel Report on Roger Stone. The DOJ finally admitted that Mueller’s dirty cops, with unlimited taxpayer funding and unlimited legal authority, reviewed over 1 million emails, four years of phone records, hundreds and thousands of text messages at the same time dragging 31 of my current or former associates before the grand jury where they were abused by prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky. Zelinsky, a hot-headed self-righteous Yalie on a power trip (who got into a fistfight in the DOJ cafeteria with one of his superiors over my sentencing) found no evidence to support the media claim.
Prosecutors then indicted me for lying about events they now concede they could find no evidence I had been involved in. This included any crime involving Russian Intelligence, Wikileaks, or Jullian Assange-including the phishing and publication of John Podesta’s e-mails. So in other words when Robert Mueller said in an OP-ED in the Washington Post after the President commuted my sentence that I was “communicating with Russian Intelligence Officers(s)”, he was lying because his own report proved no such thing.
False statements must be wilful and be material. None of my alleged “lies” to Congress hid any underlying crime. There was never any credible motive to lie. It was a frame-up that assumed that Mueller’s redacted report would remain forever sealed.
Incredibly, Mueller’s prosecutors confessed finding “no factual evidence” to substantiate any criminal charges against me concerning the Russians, Wikileaks, Julian Assange, or anyone else, for that matter. Of the major corporate media outlets that repeatedly and recklessly published, or otherwise broadcast, purported news stories proliferating the demonstrably-false Russian collusion fraud, virtually none saw fit to report this stunning admission that there were no crimes to be found in any of my activities in the 2016 election.
This latest smear, fueled by the contrived hysteria of Democrat drama queens peddling fantasy narratives about the January 6th riot is part and parcel of a long-held vindictive mania to exact retribution for the stunning defeat visited on them by Donald Trump’s historic 2016 election victory. This and because of the exposure of the unfairness and corruption of the Soviet-style show trial I was subjected to simply because I supported Trump for president and because I refused to bear false witness against him in return for a recommendation of leniency to the Judge in my case.
What we are seeing with this multi-pronged attack media campaign underway today is a redux of the exact template they used in the Russian collusion fraud: constant repetition and the progressive embellishment of false accusations to create a completely-fabricated air of legitimacy and reality despite the absence of any real evidence at all.
Furious that the false narrative they concocted about me in the Mueller witch hunt was ultimately exposed and that the concealed bias of the Jury Forewoman was revealed, essentially leading to my pardon, these same media jackals now seek once again to push baseless allegations to facilitate a prosecution despite an absence of any real evidence or proof of any crime. Watch Ken Dilanian of NBC News. He’s a shill for the CIA and was once fired by the Chicago Tribune for clearing his histories with the agency. Watch Ali Dukakis of ABC, whose grandfather was the 1988 Democratic nominee for President and is duplicitous by putting her ambition above her journalistic ethics. And, by the way, Wolf Blitzer has the worst breath of anyone I’ve ever met.
The fact that members of an organization called the Oath Keepers, comprised of current and former law enforcement officers and retired military veterans supplied a voluntary security detail for me on January 5th does not in any way constitute evidence that I was involved or aware in advance of the unlawful assault on the Capitol and the misguided attempt to stop the Constitutionally prescribed process for certifying the results of the election.
When the Oath Keepers are called a “right-wing militia”, they aren’t. When they are described as “anti-government and as extremist or violent”, you are getting a biased analysis from a pasty-faced, 135 lb Ivyleague punk at the New York Times who thinks ANTIFA is just an idea. Even more absurd is the contention that my public remarks on January 5th in which I expressed my belief in God and an apocalyptical view of America’s future, that this somehow moved people to assault the Capitol is a non-sequitur only CNN would be dishonest enough to claim otherwise.
This constant repetition of the baseless allegation that because I was photographed with members of the Oath Keepers that it means I was involved in the breach of the Capitol, is designed to persuade some politicized prosecutor that the allegation is based in fact. The media’s insistence that Roger Stone had been the recipient of Wikileak’s purloined email and passed it on the Trump campaign, an assumption completely bought by Mueller’s henchman but which was in fact based solely on Stone’s own public Twitter feed would come very close to driving Stone prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky insane.
Based solely on the media drumbeat, the bombastic junior prosecutor became convinced that Stone had received the stolen data, had paid for it, had hidden it, but that proof of all of this eluded him. Zelinsky became like Ahab with the white whale dragging over 30 witnesses before the grand jury to browbeat them regarding where Stone was hiding the stuff he got from Wikileaks. When Zelinsky couldn’t make a case against me, Mueller Deputy Weissman and the de facto head of the Mueller Investigation, told Zelinsky he was ‘ a dumb son of a bitch”. Weissmann took the Stone files home to structure a clever but bogus indictment because he knew Judge Amy Berman Jackson would not dismiss Stone’s case. Zelinsky later made the mistake of lying about Stone’s sentencing memo. I recently retained lawyer Davis Schoen to file a formal complaint with the office of professional responsibility at the DOJ as well as at the Maryland Bar. Look for a heavy cable TV, radio, and digital media campaign targeting Baltimore demanding Zelinsky be disbarred.
The Oath Keepers provided voluntary security for me when off-duty DC Police officers who usually legally do this work were not available. The Oath Keepers I met were organized and professional as well as courteous. I heard or saw no illegal or inappropriate acts by the Oath Keepers volunteers. If, in fact, any member of the Oath Keepers-(I am told there were at least 500 members in DC) that I met or brushed up against DC was involved in the idiocy of breaching the Capitol, that person should be prosecuted.
No Republican Strategist would think a mob illegally breaking into the Capitol, trespassing, destroying public property or menacing law-makers would somehow help the President’s cause. Instead, the Deep State uses it to justify the further crack-down on our civil rights and liberties. Those crazy enough to have assaulted the Capitol are not only politically tone-deaf but they engaged in criminal acts. They should face charges.
Sadly, I cannot travel far from home and, in many places near where I live, without private security given the death threat’s to me, my wife, and family, I myself have had many confrontations in public, places, airplanes, streets, restaurants, parking lots and elsewhere. I needed private security- particularly in DC which was a freak-show during my trial. The Oath Keepers were quiet, respectful, polite, and efficient and I felt safe which is not always the case. My wife was assaulted by a leftist outside our home only weeks ago.
Uncontent with having dragged my name through the mud, having taken two years of my life, having put stress on my poor wife, and driving us to the brink of bankruptcy were not enough. The judge suspended my First Amendment right to free speech and the media were unwilling to report either the now-proven perjury by government witnesses at my rigged trial or Mueller’s tightly held (redacted) confession that he never had a case against me – and all the leaks about “Stone and Russia” and “Stone and Wikileaks” and “Stone and Assange” were wrong. The jackals of the media now hope to upend my life again and fuel an investigation to find proof of the unprovable; I was not at the Capitol on January 6th, and categorically deny any knowledge or involvement in the shocking events there. Any claim to the contrary is unprovable because it is false.
The same people who lied about me in the Russia Hoax and got caught are lying about me again in a vicious, malicious campaign of distortion and destruction, but Roger Stone STILL did nothing wrong.
Roger Stone Denounces New York Times Hit-Piece Tying Him to Capitol Riot
Authored by Neil W. McCabe via The Tennessee Star One of President Donald J. Trump’s longest-serving political advisors told the Star News Network the Feb. 14 latest attack piece in The New York Times is part of a mainstream media attempt to tie him to the Jan. 6 chaos in the Capitol. “Just because the […]
One of President Donald J. Trump’s longest-serving political advisors told the Star News Network the Feb. 14 latest attack piece in The New York Times is part of a mainstream media attempt to tie him to the Jan. 6 chaos in the Capitol.
“Just because the New York Times says something, why does it mean it’s true? They lied about many things during my trial,” said legendary conservative operative Roger Stone.
Stone said the connection to the Oath Keepers is more misdirection.
“I can’t find evidence that any of them have been charged,” he said. “CNN brought up the case of a man named Manuta, they showed his picture because he could be seen out in front of the hotel in close proximity to me, and I’d never heard of him before that. According to the CNN, he may have been inside the Capitol. He also may not. His wife says he’s not in a statement.”
The principal author of The Times hit piece is “visual journalist” Christiaan Triebert, a veteran of Bellingcat, the George Soros-backed investigative website. Triebert credits another group, Capitol Terrorists Exposers, with providing critical assistance.
Mr. Stone, a convicted felon who was pardoned by Mr. Trump, has a long history as a self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” political operative who has lived by the edicts of attack, admit nothing, deny everything, and counterattack. He posted a message online denying involvement in “the lawless acts at the Capitol.
We combed through hundreds of videos and photos, and drew on research from an online monitoring group called the Capitol Terrorists Exposers to track the security team that surrounded Mr. Stone on Jan. 5 and 6. The article also asserts that the same six men took part in the mob that overwhelmed Capitol police while Trump was addressing a rally one mile east in front of the White House’s South Lawn.
“According to The Times, these six men, who, by the way, I’ve never seen their faces or their names before, were arrested in the Capitol,” Stone said. “I’ve seen no news of their arrest anyplace else.”
— Capitol Terrorists Exposers (@CTExposers) February 15, 2021
Stone said the article that ran in Sunday’s print edition was just the latest in a string of hit pieces attempting to tie him to the mayhem at the Capitol that House Democrats exploited to impeach Trump for the second time.
“Now we’re right back at it,” he said. “ABC starts, then CNN, and now The New York Times, but there is no evidence to support the notion that I knew about or in any way have participated in what was a politically stupid act,” he said.
On his website StoneColdTruth.com, Stone wrote: “I had no advance knowledge of any plan to storm and breach the Capitol. While the attack on the Capitol was illegal and politically stupid, ABC is using my name as clickbait.”
One headline at Salon.com took it a step further: “Six Degrees of Sedition: Was Master Tricker Roger Stone Behind the Capitol Riot?” Here is the sub-head: “Stone was linked to several “Stop the Steal” events, and has ties to organizers behind the Jan. 6 rally and attack.”
Stone said it was an insult to his intelligence to suggest he plotted mayhem at the Capitol.
“What supporter of the president would think that a riot in which you trespassed, destroyed public property, and menaced lawmakers would help Donald Trump’s political cause?” he said. “Who would think that? So, it’s the same fake news.”
The Times was just piling on, Stone said. Yet, Triebert was clever in his wording, because he never makes an outright statement, rather he makes allusions to create an impression of what he cannot prove.
“They’ve now done hit pieces in which they use guilt by association based on, in one case, video, in the other case, still photographs to somehow imply that because the Oath Keepers voluntarily supplied security for me–and I believe most of the speakers on the 5th–that that somehow means that I had advanced knowledge or approved of the attack on the Capitol,” he said.
The former campaign staffer for President Richard M. Nixon and President Ronald W. Reagan said security is paramount, because negative media reports have made him unfairly notorious.
“I normally, because of the many death threats and the threats against my family, it’s impossible for me to travel without security,” he said. “I usually have to pay for it out of my own pocket. Usually, I use off duty DC police officers, as I did during my trial. But there weren’t any available because of the lockdown, because they were all called into work.”
Stone said it was also unfair of The Times to refer to him as “a convicted felon who was pardoned by Mr. Trump,” a characterization that fails to inform the reader that Stone was innocent of the original charges and was instead convicted of unrelated process crimes.
The Florida resident was initially accused of being an agent or courier for Russian intelligence, who acted as a go-between for Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. In this role, Stone was purported to have facilitated the transfer of Russian-gathered opposition research to journalist Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks website.
This height of this mania was when CNN, working off inside information from law enforcement, broadcast live the Jan. 25, 2019 pre-dawn raid on Stone’s Fort Lauderdale residence.
“The hard left, the fake news media, is very bitter over the fact that the president pardoned me–this is really important—on November 3rd, this past election day, at midnight, the Department of Justice released the last unredacted sections of Mueller’s report in which he admitted that he never had any evidence against me regarding the Russians, the WikiLeaks, or Assange, at all,” he said.
“No factual evidence, his words, and, he concluded, even if I had distributed material obtained from WikiLeaks, which they had no evidence of, it would have been legal,” he said.
Stone said despite all the coverage given to the original charges by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, when Mueller’s actual lack of evidence was ignored by the mainstream media.
“None of these bastards reported that,” Stone said.
“They reported when I was accused, they all ignored this. And you’ve been in the news business a long time, who puts out a press release at midnight? Well, that’s the old data dump.”
Many who follow the Frank Report know that my politics are nothing like Roger Stone’s.
He might say I lean left [as compared to him] – and the reality is that I do distrust the never-ending professions of integrity and altruism of government officials, and I want to limit their powers in support of freedom.
I think many politicians and government officials are a blend of fulsome excrement, stupidity, cupidity, and self-serving, naked greed, unbridled egoism and obsession with their own vanity. Many of the rest are just fulsome excrement. Their powers need to be checked.
My own brush with the US Justice system, and the Orwellian-named Department of Justice, educated me as to how corrupt, politicized and malicious that process can be.
When combined with the power of corporately-owned news media, they have the power to frame a false narrative, coverup murder, and send an innocent person to prison, while ignoring serious crime by elites.
I learned this first-hand in my difficult early (but ultimately successful) efforts to expose the multimillion-dollar con and sex-cult of a self-styled guru named Keith Raniere.
Raniere was not the self-help apostle or genius I had been told he was when I went to work for NXIVM, which billed itself as a totally new, once in an eon, self-improvement “way of thinking” as taught by Raniere. It was “the greatest invention since humans invented writing” was how his teachings were sold. I was also told he had the highest IQ of any human ever tested.
In fact, it was a hugely profitable scam in which Raniere and his psychopathic henchwomen recruited the sons and daughters of wealthy children from wealthy families with bulging trust funds.
Raniere and his minions took in millions of dollars which they invested in real estate, which was put in the name of Raniere’s enforcer, Nancy Salzman. Raniere systematically drained the trust funds of the scions of one of the great American fortunes – the House of Bronfman.
They also looted the trust funds of the offspring of the long socially-prominent Cafritz family in DC – and took more through the children of Mexico’s former president, the fabulously wealthy Carlos Salinas, among others of Mexico’s elite families.
As I was coming to work, handling public relations and other issues for NXIVM, and at a time I knew nothing about the inner workings of Raniere and his group, the controversial Republican consultant, Roger Stone, was just leaving his brief consulting gig with the organization.
In fact, it was Stone who first warned me about Keith Raniere and the NXIVM set-up.
“His course is some kind of mind control bullshit,” Stone told me back in 2007. “It’s clear that Raniere has lifted millions of dollars from the trust funds of his marks,” he told me.
Stone also told me about his own brief interaction with Keith and his crew.
“They hired me to advise them on a strategy to gain political access through their large contributions, but I could never get them to understand how the system worked legally,” Stone said in exasperation. “I explained to them repeatedly that one could not condition a large contribution to a politician on the government official performing some kind of governmental chore or providing some benefit in return.
“I explained to them that all they were buying with their political contributions was ‘goodwill’ and a fair hearing, if they had some legitimate governmental problem or issue. However, the trading of specific things – such as the criminal indictment of one of their enemies (the ex-girlfriend and partner of Keith) could not be ‘purchased’ and that you would be prosecuted and go to prison for bribery if you even tried such a thing,” Stone said.
Stone urged me away from the cult repeatedly. He would often begin phone calls to me with, “How’s the world’s smartest man today?” meaning Raniere.
I would say “I’m doing fine.”
Stone would go into a tirade. “This guy Raniere is full of shit and the whole thing looks like a financial scam to me, but I say get the hell away from these people because they’re playing with millions of dollars which they stole from somewhere,” he said.
Stone would tell me years later, “That in the three months that I worked for them, I never saw any evidence of the secretive sex cult that Raniere built to feed his own depravities. All I saw was rich middle-aged housewives and divorcees getting fleeced by this prick.”
I can well understand that he did not see anything depraved. I worked closely with the group and I never saw it either. It was well hidden. It was not revealed to outsiders.
In my early struggles to expose how evil and corrupt Raniere was, I was hampered because law enforcement and the media refused to examine the truth, in part, I think because the cult had the credibility of the Bronfman support.
Oftentimes, whistleblowers wound up being indicted. Bronfmans hired attorneys well-connected to the law enforcement agencies handling the matter and Raniere escaped prosecution for decades.
Because of this, I was able to get little traction in my early, one-man effort to expose the truth about Raniere, his highly lucrative financial hustle, and his sex-cult where he was attended to by a harem of personal sex slaves.
It’s the reason I started the Frank Report [to tell the story directly, independent of the mainstream media] and begin laying out the shocking facts about the upstate New York-based cult and the secret sexual rituals of a small, elite harem of concubines whose fidelity and allegiance to Raniere were ultimately marked with a brand in their pubic area with Raniere’s initials.
Had I never begun laying out the facts at the Frank Report, the New York Times [which credited me for breaking the story] would never have taken the time or interest in investigating an organization so heavily funded by the entirely respectable and politically-correct Bronfman family.
Roger Stone and Randy Credico
Because I knew Roger Stone, I took a keen interest in the mainstream media frenzy that grew out of the Russian collusion allegations that alleged that Stone, who was a political adviser and associate for Donald Trump for over 30 years, was working with the Russian State to interfere in the election and was, allegedly, the recipient of stolen data which the Russians allegedly hacked from the Democratic National Committee.
I decided to look at the evidence and decide for myself what I thought.
Stone insisted at the time that the only source of the limited information he had – that WikiLeaks had obtained detrimental data on Hillary Clinton, which Julian Assange himself admitted as early as June of 2016 – was one individual.
Stone said the tip that WikiLeaks would drop their report on Hillary in October, just prior to the election – and that it was devastating” – came from longtime anti-drug law activist Randy Credico who was a friend of Stone’s.
Stone had been a major critic of New York’s draconian, racist “Rockefeller drug laws”.
I decided to interview Credico.
In fact, I was the journalist for ArtVoice.com who interviewed the government’s chief witness against Stone, Randy Credico, who admitted to me – on the record – that he was, indeed, the source of what little information Stone had regarding the plans by WikiLeaks to release data in October 2016 about Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.
This seems to be the direct opposite of what Credico testified to during Stone’s trial.
I recall seeing pages of text messages that show Credico telling Stone when Assange would drop his load of information.
I understand that at least three witnesses told the Grand Jury convened to indict Stone that Credico admitted to them directly that he was Stone’s WikiLeaks source – and that Credico bragged about having an ‘in” with one of WikiLeaks lawyers.
Despite this being entirely exculpatory, Robert Mueller’s prosecutors didn’t care.
Credico’s testimony at Stone’s trial appears to be perjury and appears to have been suborned.
For two years, virtually every major mainstream media outlet – including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and others – insisted that Stone would be proven to be the “access point” for the Trump campaign with WikiLeaks and its publisher, Julian Assange.
When Stone was indicted for “lying to Congress” rather than for any crime associated with the WikiLeaks disclosures, these same reporters insisted that Stone’s trial would ultimately reveal more extensive crimes involving WikiLeaks.
The Washington Post and the New York Times it seemed to me pushed this narrative.
That Stone’s trial was a one-sided travesty is beyond dispute. The granting of a motion by the Government prohibiting Stone’s defense attorneys from raising the question of misconduct by the Special Counsel’s Office, the Department of Justice, the FBI, or any member of Congress is not only patently unconstitutional but any reasonable person might ask why the prosecutors would make such a motion if there was no misconduct to raise.
The Special Counsel’s misconduct in General Flynn’s case, which ultimately led to a move by the Department of Justice to dismiss the charges against him, certainly makes one wonder if prosecutions are entirely political – it being more a question of who, than of what was done.
The first nine pages of Stone’s indictment written by Mueller’s “deputy,” Andrew Weissman, insist that the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee and gave the stolen data to WikiLeaks. The trial judge, US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, prohibited Stone’s lawyers from using either expert testimony or forensic evidence to disprove the entire underlying premise of Stone’s indictment.
Stone’s lawyers got the FBI to admit that they never examined the DNC computer servers and that CrowdStrike, a private company hired by the DNC, was the source of the entire Russian hacking story. The report was later discredited because CrowdStrike told the FBI that they had no evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC, but that only became known when Acting Director of National Intelligence, Rick Grennell, got the DOJ and FBI records declassified and the origins of the Russian collusion investigation exposed its political purpose and the hoax collapsed.
When FBI Director James Comey said to Congress under oath that the Steele Dossier was but one piece of evidence “in a broad mosaic of evidence” justifying the FISA Court warrant, and when Roger Stone’s lawyers got the Government to admit that was a lie, all hell broke loose.
It became imperative that Stone be silenced.
When an image Stone posted on Instagram was incorrectly reported as posing a threat to the Judge overseeing Stone’s trial and a media feeding frenzy ensued, Judge Jackson used it to justify a gag order under which Stone could not defend himself from the avalanche of invective coming his way.
The gag-order was also likely unconstitutional, but an appeal to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals languished for months before that court threw the decision back to the trial judge. By that time, the point was moot because Stone’s trial, and lynching, was imminent.
The misconduct of the jury forewoman is the most outrageous and egregious example of the corruption of Stone’s trial. The jury forewoman posted direct attacks on Stone and praised the Mueller prosecutors, as well as multiple attacks on President Trump on both Facebook and Twitter in 2019.
The juror, Tomeka Hart, hid these postings on a private setting during jury selection and during the trial – and deleted them only after Stone was found guilty.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s insistence that none of the actions were indicative of bias against Stone, boggles the mind.
These irregularities in Stone’s trial and the political motivation of his initial indictment moved President Donald Trump to commute Stone’s sentence in July of 2020, when both the trial judge and the Appeals Court ordered Stone to surrender, at age 68, to a correctional facility where inmates had a substantial number of COVID-19 cases – and where none of the CDC protocols to restrict the spread of the virus were being observed.
Stone called it a “death sentence” and the Appeals Court decision appeared to violate all contemporaneous legal precedents, as well as current Department of Justice and Bureau of Prisons regulations.
So much for the “rule of law.”
President Donald Trump tracked every move by the judge, saw Stone was not being given a fair trial, and not only commuted Stone’s nearly four-year prison sentence but gave him a full and unconditional pardon on December 23, 2020.
This is why some of the same media members who accused Stone of being in cahoots with the Russians and WikiLeaks – and who were so tickled when it appeared Stone might die in prison – were nearly hysterical when Stone eluded them.
Bannon Looms Large
When the House Intelligence Committee declassified the testimony of Steve Bannon, it was learned that Bannon’s sworn testimony before the Committee completely contradicted his testimony as Mueller’s star witness at Stone’s trial.
George Washington University Law Professor, Jonathan Turley told the NY Post, “There does appear a glaring and irreconcilable conflict in what Bannon stated in testimony before Congress and the court. What is striking is that this was not a peripheral point but one of the main areas of inquiry…He has two diametrically opposite sworn statements in a high-profile controversy with dozens of attorneys in attendance.”
Additionally, Government prosecutors had an obligation to disclose to Stone’s defense attorney that Bannon was under investigation. They did not do so.
Then, at midnight on election day, November 3rd, 2020, the Department of Justice, in order to be in compliance with a court order, released the last unredacted sections of the ‘Mueller Report’ regarding Roger Stone.
Incredibly, the Special Counsel’s report admitted that they had found no factual evidence whatsoever to charge Stone with any crime pertaining to the Russians, WikiLeaks or Assange.
What Government agency releases news at midnight on the busiest media day of the year unless they want to ensure that there will be little to no media coverage of their disclosures?
The unveiled final report sugar-coated their failure to find “sufficient evidence,” when they actually found no evidence whatsoever.
Did CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post and ABC News report on this shocking proof that all the accusations made against Roger Stone were false?
Extensive pieces by Mother Jones, Salon and other liberal media outlets insist that Stone was in some way responsible for the riot in the US Capitol on January 6th despite the fact that Stone himself was not present on The Ellipse, did not march to the Capitol, and was not at the Capitol at any time on January 6th.
Then the ‘big boys” jumped in with ABC News, CNN and the New York Times all laying out their baseless, unconfirmed, contrived “guilt-by-association” implication that because the Oath Keepers organization provided voluntary security for Stone in Washington DC (I can tell you firsthand, from the time I interviewed him in his Fort Lauderdale home, Stone is a constant target of threats, as are his wife and family) does not mean Stone knew beforehand, or is in any way involved with the assault on the US Capitol by an out of control mob on January 6th.
I have independently confirmed that other than a brief appearance at the front of the hotel, Stone never left the Willard Hotel property until 6 pm on the day of the riot.
These same “reporters” who insisted for two years that Stone was a Russian asset who would be charged with treason, espionage, conspiracy against the United States and other major crimes – despite lacking any evidence to prove these charges – now insist just as baselessly that Roger Stone was somehow involved in the unlawful acts of January 6th.
As a journalist who has an obligation to examine the facts, as I did in Stone’s case and trial, as well as today – these contrived attacks on Stone are, in my opinion, just as baseless as the earlier claim that Stone was a Russian 007.
There is no evidence that Stone had anything whatsoever to do with the insurrection on Capitol Hill.
These same media outlets play an aggressive game of guilt-by-association but provide no evidence of Stone’s involvement in the violations of law at the Capitol that day.
In fact, a screenshot of Stone’s Parler account shows that Stone denounced the violence and called for the prosecution of the perpetrators as soon as news broke concerning the misguided actions of those inside the Capitol.
These leftist media outlets, who completely ignored the election day disclosures which essentially proved that Stone’s prosecution was baseless, now hope to get Government investigators interested in a new, completely false narrative, once again.
Based on what I know, Roger Stone did nothing wrong and it appears that his pardon is driving his critics nuts.