Roger Stone pleads the Fifth to snub Senate document request
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President Donald Trump's longtime political ally Roger Stone invoked his Fifth Amendment protection as he declined to share documents and testimony with members of the Senate
Judiciary Committee, according to a letter posted Tuesday by the committee's top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
"Mr. Stone's invocation of his Fifth Amendment privilege must be understood by all to be the assertion of a Constitutional right by an innocent citizen who denounces secrecy," Stone's
attorney, Grant Smith, said in the letter, dated Dec. 3.
Stone is under scrutiny in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, in part over allegations that he had foreknowledge of WikiLeaks'
October dump of Clinton campaign emails. Stone has denied any advanced knowledge, despite a series of tweets foreshadowing the contents of the emails, which he attributed to
educated guesses and indirect information provided through an intermediary with WikiLeaks.
Stone told POLITICO on Monday that he doesn't have a pact with Trump's legal team to share defense strategies, unlike former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is in jail after
being convicted of tax and bank fraud. But Stone has largely aligned his public messaging on Mueller with the president's, frequently bashing the special counsel's tactics.
Stone's approach earned him a supportive tweet from Trump this week, when the president praised Stone's "guts" for refusing to testify against him.
In his letter to Feinstein, Stone's attorney said his client simply wants his information aired in public, and not subject to selective leaks that marked his closed-door testimony to the
House Intelligence Committee last year. Stone had asked for that appearance to be public but the committee declined and instead interviewed him privately.
was this a subpeona or a polite request? if it's the latter, surely they'll just fire a subpeona his way?
Ok, we tried asking nicely. You'll get yours, Stoney.
So many nooses to be made.
I mean, if he really wants to play hardball...
Soon it will be Roger Stone's turn in the barrel.
Pleading the Fifth only protects you from testimony. It does not protect you against documentation. So if there are any juicy documents out there, he's in for a rough time anyways
These fuckers really think they're invincible
“Morning, sir. looks like you’re in the barrel today.”
Its like they watched Law and Order as if its real life.
And they never finished even a single episode
Seems like his account is suspended so I had to go get an archival copy.
He's so fucked lol
It is Wednesday...
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