On Sunday, Roger Stone told ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos that he would not be another Michael Cohen, browbeaten by Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel hit-squad goons, and lie to fit the anti-Trump narrative.
The move was just days before FBI thugs conducted an early morning raid on Stone’s home, arresting him on a seven-count indictment that has absolutely nothing to do with Russian collusion, and to many experts, looks like another ‘ham sandwich.’
Originally, Stone suspected that the extensive and invasive Mueller probe into his activities concerned possible ties to WikiLeaks and knowledge of the DNC email leak beforehand. Stone’s time with the campaign ended in 2015.
“His comments come days after ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen confessed in a surprise guilty plea that he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued on President Trump’s behalf during the heat of the 2016 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.”
Stone insisted it was “absolutely correct” that he “had never spoken with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, contacted WikiLeaks in any way, or communicated about WikiLeaks-related matters with Trump.”
“There’s no circumstance under which I would testify against the president, because I’d have to bear false witness against him,” Stone told Stephanopoulos. “I’d have to make things up, and I’m not going to do that.”
He added, “I’ve never done anything in politics that was outside the norms of my colleagues. … And I’ve always made it clear that so-called dirty tricks come up to, but do not cross, the line into illegality.”
“On July 25, 2016, just three days after WikiLeaks released thousands of stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee, Stone says he received an email alerting him that WikiLeaks would release a similar email dump concerning Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.
“In remarks August 8, Stone publicly told an audience in Florida that ‘I actually have communicated with Assange. I believe the next tranche of his documents pertain to the Clinton Foundation, but there’s no telling what the October surprise may be,’ but he later claimed to be embellishing.
On Sunday, Stone clarified the remarks, saying, “I had no contact with Assange. Assange himself had said ‘while Roger Stone is a brilliant spin master, we’ve had no communication with him.'”
Stone was adamant that he has done nothing wrong, however, that didn’t stop the gestapo-like raid on his home this morning.
“It suggests nothing at all. Again, where is the crime? I engaged in politics. … My purpose was to take a tip which I thought to be solid, and then after that to follow the WikiLeaks Twitter feed and set a Google News alert for Julian Assange, and use Twitter to hype” it, Stone said.
Cohen has towed the line for Mueller’s investigation, claiming that he lied to be match President Trump’s ‘political messaging,’ but Cohen has been busted as a liar long before, and many people have asserted these new claims are simply an attempt to lighten the punishment.
“They can put me in prison the rest of my life,” Corsi told CNN. “I am not going to sign a lie.”
“And in another turn in the WikiLeaks saga, The Guardian published a report last week claiming that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had secretly met with Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy during the campaign.
“Both WikiLeaks and Manafort have suggested they may sue the Guardian for the report, and the paper has since edited the language in the article to clearly attribute the claim to sources and to suggest that the meeting may not have occurred.”
Democrats like Adam Schiff are continuing to spread the tale of Russian collusion, even after it was found that a response to Devin Nunes memo earlier this year was a bold face lie, given the testimony that has been made public.
Roger Stone to @GStephanopoulos: "There's no circumstance under which I would testify against the president, because I'd have to bear false witness against him. I'd have to make things up, and I'm not going to do that." https://t.co/ohtfZqgMsN #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/KRp0AVZmsD
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 2, 2018