After his very public arrest Roger Stone returns to Sunday news programs to capitalize on his infamy.

By |2019-01-27T08:17:55-08:00January 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |12 Comments

I think Roger Stone really digs being the center of attention, even if the attention is based on thinking he is a slimeball. 

Courtesy of CNN:

Roger Stone said Sunday he would tell the truth about his communications with President Donald Trump and did not shut the door on the possibility of cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Asked on ABC’s “This Week” about the chances he would cooperate with Mueller, Stone said his attorneys would need to discuss the subject but contended he would testify honestly about any wrongdoing that may have occurred.

“If there’s wrongdoing by other people in the campaign that I know about — which I know of none — but, if there is, I would certainly testify honestly,” Stone said. “I would also testify honestly about any other matter, including any communications with the President. It’s true that we spoke on the phone, but those communications are political in nature.”

Asked then if he was cooperating with the special counsel, Stone said, “I don’t want to address that question, but I have made it clear I will not testify against the President, because I would have to bear false witness against him.”
In Sunday’s interview, Stone echoed Trump in his attacks on the special counsel investigation and denied any “conspiracy with Russia.”

It is very unlikely that Mueller has any hope of flipping Roger Stone, and even if he did he would never be able to trust a single thing the renowned liar had to say. 

In fact, it may be that Stone’s arrest had very little to do with him directly, and more to do with his phones and computers.

Courtesy of NYT:

The indictment itself — which charges Mr. Stone with witness tampering, obstruction of justice and false statements to Congress — takes little imagination to translate into a search warrant application, and also hints at what Robert Mueller might be looking for. In describing the lies it alleges Mr. Stone told a House committee, the document places great emphasis on Mr. Stone’s denial that he had any written communications with two associates — associates with whom he had, in fact, regularly exchanged emails and text messages. That’s precisely the sort of behavior one might focus on in seeking to convince a recalcitrant judge that an investigative target could not be trusted to turn over documents in response to a subpoena, requiring the more intrusive step of seizing Mr. Stone’s devices directly.

Of course, as the indictment also makes clear, the special counsel has already managed to get its hands on plenty of Mr. Stone’s communications by other means — but one seeming exception jumps out. In a text exchange between Mr. Stone and a “supporter involved with the Trump Campaign,” Mr. Mueller pointedly quotes Mr. Stone’s request to “talk on a secure line — got WhatsApp?” There the direct quotes abruptly end, and the indictment instead paraphrases what Mr. Stone “subsequently told the supporter.” Though it’s not directly relevant to his alleged false statements, the special counsel is taking pains to establish that Mr. Stone made a habit of moving sensitive conversations to encrypted messaging platforms like WhatsApp — meaning that, unlike ordinary emails, the messages could not be obtained directly from the service provider.

The clear implication is that any truly incriminating communications would have been conducted in encrypted form — and thus could be obtained only directly from Mr. Stone’s own phones and laptops. And while Mr. Stone likely has limited value as a cooperating witness — it’s hard to put someone on the stand after charging them with lying to obstruct justice — the charges against him provide leverage in the event his cooperation is needed to unlock those devices by supplying a cryptographic passphrase.

Keep in mind that gathering up all of Michael Cohen’s phones and computers in an FBI raid led to him flipping like a pancake, attacking his old boss publicly, and even registering as a Democrat. 

So Roger Stone might be talking tough right now, but when the Special Counsel finishes going through his electronic communications with a fine tooth comb, Roger Stone might be begging for the opportunity to sing like a bird. 

His Conspiracy theorist pal Jerome Corsi is already tuning up the old pipes. 

I think this is going to be very interesting. Stay tuned. 

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12 Comments

  1. Old Redneck January 27, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    I’m betting Mueller will not offer Stone a deal. Mueller doesn’t need Stone to admit to anything . . . he has the text messages, emails, Stone’s own words and likely has wiretaps.

    My daughter pointed out that, in prison, Stone will not have access to the bleach he uses on his hair. Breaks my heart.

  2. Anonymous January 27, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/roger-stone-going-flip-like-pancake-msnbc-analyst-predicts-presidents-ally-might-turn-trump-family/

    “The question really is, who is he going to take down with him look at his statements, he consistently says I’m not testifying against the president. Not going to testify against Donald Trump he doesn’t say anything about Donald Trump’s kids.

  3. Anonymous January 27, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    He looks like a priest giving last rites.
    His own?

  4. Anonymous January 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    This guy is truly slime and it says volumes about donald trump’s character that he has been best buddies with this guy for decades.

    I am sure his cocky attitude when speaking on the sunday shows is due to the fact he thinks trump is going to pardon him, guess he forgets that trump is only loyal to himself.

    Trump is already tweeting stone never worked for him, which is smoke and mirrors ,like trump doesn’t get his advice from Fox and Friends,they don’t work for him,but he still makes decisions based on their words.

  5. SNL January 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm
  6. anon January 27, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    He looks like he put his tampon in the wrong hole.

  7. Anonymous January 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Geez. Trumps circus of clowns. Its like a hollywood movie from some wierd director. Only its real and its in the white house. I believe putin to be the ringmaster of this whole debacle.

  8. anon January 27, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Does this guy always turn his cockrings into eyeglasses like that?

  9. Beaglemom January 28, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Why in the world would the Sunday news/talk shows want to feature Roger Stone? This is one of the big problems with the US news media. They all know that he does nothing but lie, much like the man sitting behind the Resolute desk in the White House, but they flock around him. He’s a criminal. He’s been part of the collusion with Russia from 2015 to the election. He should never have been let out on bail. His mouth alone is a danger to the country! I was annoyed when the reporters crowded around him outside the courthouse wanting to hear more of Stone’s lies and slander, but then inviting him to these programs — that’s just too much. There are many serious issues facing this country and the world and many worthy speakers they could have on their programs but to settle for a ruthless liar . . . .

  10. Anonymous January 28, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    He says he won’t bear false witness against Trump but I don’t hear anything about swearing he won’t bear false witness FOR him.

    Wasn’t this the same blustering motherfucker that screamed he would NEVER testify, would NEVER cooperate with Mueller and basically dared Mueller to arrest him?

    These are just the first volleys of his pre-cave cooperation. He’ll be releasing more statements, dancing closer and closer to cutting his own deal with Mueller without losing face.

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