Pardoned Trump ally Roger Stone pleads the fifth to the January 6 committee

Pardoned Trump ally Roger Stone pleads the fifth to the January 6 committee as a result of the Democrats have a ‘lengthy historical past of fabricating perjury costs’ based mostly on ‘irrelevant’ statements

  • Stone gave a deposition for 90 minutes earlier than leaving and telling reporters that he would plead the Fifth
  • He stated he was doing so ‘not as a result of I’ve finished something mistaken, however as a result of … of the Home Democrats’ lengthy historical past of fabricating perjury costs’ 
  • ‘I do not like to see the criminalization of constitutionally protected political exercise. I believe it’s a slippery slope,’ he stated
  • The committee famous that Stone was in Washington earlier than the rally, and was photographed with a safety element that included Oath Keepers










Political operative and longtime Trump ally Roger Stone stated that he met briefly with the Home committee investigating Jan. 6 and knowledgeable lawmakers he would invoke his Fifth Modification proper.

Stone gave a deposition for 90 minutes earlier than leaving and telling reporters that he would plead the Fifth ‘not as a result of I’ve finished something mistaken, however as a result of I’m absolutely conscious of the Home Democrats’ lengthy historical past of fabricating perjury costs.’

Stone slammed the inquiry as ‘witch hunt 3.0’ and denied having any involvement in the ‘unlawful and politically counterproductive’ actions of that day.

Stone gave a deposition for 90 minutes before leaving and telling reporters that he would plead the Fifth 'not because I have done anything wrong, but because I am fully aware of the House Democrats' long history of fabricating perjury charges'

Stone gave a deposition for 90 minutes earlier than leaving and telling reporters that he would plead the Fifth ‘not as a result of I’ve finished something mistaken, however as a result of I’m absolutely conscious of the Home Democrats’ lengthy historical past of fabricating perjury costs’

Stone was subpoenaed final month as the committee seems to be into his actions main up to Jan. 6. Stone stated he was notably involved with the committee’s probing of his actions on Jan. 5.

‘I do not like to see the criminalization of constitutionally protected political exercise. I believe it’s a slippery slope,’ he stated.

The committee famous that Stone was in Washington earlier than the rally, and was photographed with a safety element that included Oath Keepers.

Stone gave a deposition for 90 minutes earlier than leaving and telling reporters that he would plead the Fifth ‘not as a result of I’ve finished something mistaken, however as a result of I’m absolutely conscious of the Home Democrats’ lengthy historical past of fabricating perjury costs’

Stone is pictured above entering the Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Federal Building ahead of his deposition before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack

Stone is pictured above getting into the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Federal Constructing forward of his deposition earlier than the Home Choose Committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault 

Stone was subpoenaed last month as the committee looks into his actions leading up to Jan. 6

Stone was subpoenaed final month as the committee seems to be into his actions main up to Jan. 6

‘Earlier than touring to Washington, Mr. Stone promoted his attendance at the rallies and solicited assist to pay for safety by the web site stopthesteal.org. Whereas in Washington, Mr. Stone reportedly used members of the Oath Keepers as private safety guards, a minimum of considered one of whom has been indicted for his involvement in the assault on the Capitol. Mr. Stone has made remarks that he was planning to ‘lead a march to the Capitol’ in accordance to the launch.

‘I stress but once more that I used to be not on the Ellipse. I didn’t march to the Capitol. I used to be not at the Capitol and any declare, assertion and even implication that I knew about or was concerned in any means in any respect with the unlawful and politically counter-productive actions of January 6, is categorically false,’ he stated Friday.

Stone has been fundraising off the subpoena. ‘Due to the many demise threats towards me and my household generated by the fixed smears in the media the skilled safety safety I want to journey to Washington, attend the Committee session and return dwelling will value over $10,000,’ he stated in an e mail to supporters.  

‘The attorneys I want to advise me to keep away from this newest try to set me up and destroy me will value one other $25,000. The Democrats know their final try to destroy me left my spouse and I broke battered and exhausted. Now they’re at it again- all as a result of I resisted their strain to testify falsely towards President Trump in the Mueller witch-hunt!’

As well as to Stone, former White Home chief of workers Mark Meadows, Trump adviser Steve Bannon, former Trump lawyer John Eastman and former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark have all refused to cooperate.

Earlier this week, the Home voted to suggest prison contempt costs towards Meadows. Bannon and Clark additionally face contempt costs.

Stone was sentenced to three years in jail after a jury discovered the GOP operative responsible on seven felony counts together with mendacity to authorities, obstructing a congressional investigation and witness intimidation in 2020, however Trump earlier than leaving workplace pardoned his longtime confidant.

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