If Roger Stone goes to prison, at least he will go down swinging.
Right before he was to report to federal prison, Stone’s lawyers appealed both his original 40-month sentence and a denial of his request for a new trial. While that unfolds, the 67-year-old political strategist proactively released a blistering statement exposing the biased investigation conducted by Robert Mueller.
The inference is that investigators always knew that there was no collusion with Russia. Their only goal was to push a false narrative and disrupt the 2020 Presidential Election. Stone refers to newly-public documents, including the original search warrants, to show how the Mueller investigation overreached.
He says pointedly, “I have no trepidation about their release as they confirm there was no illegal activity and certainly no Russian collusion by me during the 2016 Election.”
Roger Stone Says He Was Tried by the Media
“Nearly every day, I would turn on the news and open the papers and read that I had committed treason against our great country, that I would be charged with espionage, trafficking in stolen e-mails and other cyber-crimes. Ultimately, despite the colonoscopy into my life, the Muller investigation could not find what the media wanted and insisted was there or that I did anything wrong in the 2016 election of my friend, President Donald Trump.”
Crimes on… Twitter???
“…the crimes they tried to pin on me were: “Conspiracy Against the United States” “Foreign Contribution Ban” “Fraud and Related Activities in Connection with Computers” “Wire Fraud” “Aiding and Abetting” “Unauthorized Access of a Protected Computer” “Accessory After the Fact” just to name a few. All of this based on nothing more than the exercise of my First Amendment rights and my public Twitter feed.”
The Government admitted in discovery in my trial that they relied on a redacted draft memo from Crowdstike- hardly an unbiased or credible source and the Government admitted the FBI never inspected the DNC servers. Screenshots of a computer server are like photos of a murder weapon-they cannot be examined.”
A Big, Fat Nothing-Burger
“The much-publicized raid and exhaustive 13- hour search of my home and office yielded no evidence used against me at trial. When no evidence of Russian collusion, collaboration with Wikileaks, receipt or dissemination of stolen e-mails- including the stolen e-mails of John Podesta – was found, I was charged with lying to Congress even though there was no underlying crime to lie about…”
What Does All This Mean?
As President Trump has said, the prosecution and conviction of Roger Stone was a “miscarriage of justice”. Starting with biased presuppositions, continuing with weak evidence, and concluding with a conviction for lying about crimes that didn’t exist, that certainly seems to be the case.
So what do YOU think? If the appeal fails, do you think President Trump should pardon Roger Stone? Let us know in the comments below.