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Fresh update on "roger stone" discussed on The Vegas Take
"The chair for hours time and just interviewed them about every Detail of their life. Um and you know there. There's ah lot of evidence that Roger Stone as an individual, like, uh, Does not hold like racist, um, ideas, But then you just see his actions and how he associates with races. All right. Groups like Proud boys and how he's best friends with with Tucker Carlson and just promoting a new ideology for Trump to ascend to the presidency That's based upon Here. Race baiting, uh, Demonization of immigrants, etcetera, and to me, that's that's that's worse. Then not personally, uh, holding racist feelings on an individual level because he has a voice that is amplified and, um, as our movie shows. Off. You know, since since the seventies, he had an enormous impact on our politics for the worst, whether we like it or not, I couldn't agree with you more. Well, let me say this, Dan, I really appreciate your work on this movie. Get me Roger Stone. It's so much what must watch and Ah great, great job doing it. Appreciate you taking time to join us, my friend and keep up the great work. Look forward to your next film, okay? Thank you very much about it. That's Dan tomorrow. Co director of Get Me Roger Stone on Netflix while we try to squeeze in a couple quick calls before we go to break, why don't we go to Stephen? Seven? 022575396 Stephen, you're up on the Vegas Take what's going on. Yeah, Brian. Very interesting interview. Tio. Take it the following response to it. You would see what I come up for. It's a good flick hurt somebody. Bad things about the trial and jury Foreman. It is my understanding. I I would love that last day. In the question. The jury Foreman is a devout Democrat. He was questioned by the judge, whether she had any prejudicial feelings for anybody there, she said, No. Then they located Governor website how much she hated Donald Trump and Roger Stone. That's sound like she was. Only honest either. Well, I I can't speak to that because I don't have the truth of the matter is is that I don't have the specifics to that. But here's what I do know. We know this for sure. Roger Stone lied. He lied to the FBI, he covered up for the president of the United States. Now I can talk about the horrible things Roger Stone has said in his life are on social media. You're not going to get arrested for that, you know, he cited a researcher from a Holocaust denier who blamed a Jewish plot on 9 11 Roger Stone has a history of using the white power sign. He called Roland Martin, a fat Negro in a stupid Negro on social media. He also called Alan West and arrogant. Know it all Negro Republican nutcase. Make no mistake about it, folks. I don't care what you think about Donald Trump or Roger Stone. The bottom line is he's a blatant racist white supremacists. And I believe that white supremacist racist usually hang around other white supremacist racist like Tucker Carlson. Roger Stone belongs behind bars. Period. And the only reason why he is not going to jail is because of Donald Trump. That is the on ly reason. What else do you want me to say here? That is the reason why Roger Stone is out. Now the defense I hear from Republicans, some of those that are dopes. And there are some smart ones out there. But there are some dumb ones just like their dumb Democrats out there. The response I hear from dumb Republicans or biased buffoonery Republicans is that well, you know what? Donald Trump didn't break the law, so because he didn't break the law. That means what he did isn't wrong. That is absurd. That is ridiculous. Listen, I've said for years That President shouldn't have the right to to grant clemency towards anybody. There shouldn't be any such thing as a pardon. Right or wrong. It shouldn't exist. But this is absurd. This is the definition of corruption. What more do you want me to say? We'll take some other phone calls on this on the other side of the break number to call if you want to be a part of this conversation is 25753967022575396 Your calls on the other side. This is the Vegas Take Good news of the day today. Sponsored by cash, ola dot io Did you know you could get paid just by watching and clicking on ads? That is the good news. So go to catch Soledad Io, where you get paid to play..
"roger stone" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"Mean it, it It seems clear that the the president's pardon power clemency power commutation power is very broad. One of the strange reactions bill to this I thought was from Nancy. Pelosi who is saying speaker of the House is saying that Congress will take action to prevent this kind of brazen wrongdoing. Legislation is needed to ensure that no president can pardon or commute the sentence of an individual who is engaged in a cover-up campaign to shield that President from criminal, prosecution unquote and I have. Have a hard time imagining what that kind of legislation would look like. Since the constitutional clause on pardons seems pretty clear to me. Yeah I think like so many things? With Speaker Pelosi this is just done for the political moment, they would have to modify the constitution I. Don't see that happening again. The pardon power is very broad I'd say one last thing. The pardon power is not necessarily directed to help people who were innocent. who were framed right I. mean it does do that sometimes. Sometimes people were unfairly put in president so forth, but most of the time the pardon power is exercise people who work healthy and for whatever reason president determines. Maybe the punishment was excessive. Maybe. There are other factors it's. It's sort of a correction some ways, but just because someone is, pardon doesn't mean that they were innocent or deserving of a pardon, because of their innocence, and again in Roger Stone's case, he's not declared not guilty. He still has a guilty conviction. All right, moving to the second of those on the Michael Flynn case so I think the last time we talked about this prosecution. That just won't end. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled for Flynn. Essentially ordering the Lower Court Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the case so Kim. What what has happened since then bring us up to speed. Unfortunately judge. Sullivan Has Not treated that panel. With as much respect as they treated him, remember they did grant the rid of Mundane Mus an ordered Judge Sullivan to dismiss the case they did not however agree to another request from the Flynn team in which they asked to remove judge Sullivan from the case they allowed him to keep overseeing, and so he is now repaid them with that courtesy by saying he refuses to drop the charges instead. He is going to appeal this up to a full hearing by the Full D. C. Circuit. We still don't know whether the court is going to take that appeal, but there's some real risks here because if you remember in the waning days of Senate Democrats running the Senate and Barack Obama Presidency they changed. The rules impact the DC circuit court with liberal judges, and unfortunately this has become a very politicized case in so there's GonNa be pressure for the full court to hear it whereas normally by the way this I mean in some ways. If you think it's a run of mill kind of lying case. Case not suggesting that doesn't matter, but it's not the sort of thing that normally is subject to Ritz. Man Damus and appeals all the way up to the circuit like a full circuit court so normally this would not be something that would motivate the entire court, but this is sadly become a politicized case and there has now been so much injustice. put toward Michael Flynn, that you know. We recently ran aditorial, arguing that this is the proper use of presidential pardon power. Yeah, interested dig on that. What what's the argument there and why not wait for the process to unfold bill? I mean the DC circuit I think says that Flynn has until July twenty to file his reply, and then they'll decide whether the full court will hear the case so it seems like there will be a resolution here coming in matter of weeks or months..
Fresh update on "roger stone" discussed on The Vegas Take
"About Roger Stone lightly, then you probably been living under a rock lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Are reacting to the news, of course that President Trump on Friday and commuted the sentence of his longtime confidante Roger Stone. Democrats are now accusing Trump of abusing his power. While some Republicans are applauding the move, which makes absolutely no sense the stone if you don't know who he is, he's a Republican operative. He was convicted of lying to Congress to protect the president's campaign from an investigation into Russian election interference. He was convicted of lying to the investigators about the efforts by the Trump campaign aides TTO learn about Wikileaks plans to release those emails and the guy joining us with us on the line right now Ah, co director of a great flick. It's awesome. It's on Netflix. It's getting rave reviews. I watched it yesterday and I got to say they put the work in and it's fantastic. It's called Get Me Roger Stone. And the co director joins us right now. His name is Dan tomorrow, Dan. Thank you so much for joining us. How are you? Good. Thanks for having me. Sure. Appreciate it. Love love the movie. I want to start by asking you this. What made you guys to start decide to write this movie? Explain to me the process and how long it took you to put this thing together. Well, the film came out in. Ah, 2017 shortly after, uh Trump had been inaugurated, but we actually started Making the film and, uh, wait 2011 about 5 5.5 years before it actually came out. And at that point Roger Stone was kind of at a low point in his life. He was kind of Running low level dirty tricks in local elections and and had really was kind of like the down and out dirty trickster rather than his past when he was close advisers to many Republican presidents and their campaigns. So what we found interesting about him is that he? He embraces infamy. And he likes to be the villain any very much revels in kind of his dastardly deeds over the years and we wanted to tell the story of How are modern politics has sort sort of been degraded over the years through telling Roger Stone Story Because askew as you learn in the documentary Roger Stone Started his career in politics at the age of 19 when he worked for President Nixon's re election campaign and what swept up in the The Watergate scandals before we get to the actual laws that Roger Stone has broken, Let's just talk about Roger Stone, the human being. You guys talk a little bit about this in the documentary, but I mean, I could just roll off some tweets. I mean, this is a guy who's shown the white power signed before we've seen it in pictures. Ah, he's also in some tweets called certain members of the media. Stupid Negro, I think Said that in regards to Roland Martin, if I'm not mistaken, he's also called some commentators on CNN Fat Negroes. He's used the term muff diver elitist seaward, he said. Die bitch to some people and some members of the media. This is a man who had the course of his career is a known racist and bigot. Can you just talk before we get to the actual laws that were broken and just leave the human being or lack thereof? That is Roger Stone and the way you spoke about it in this documentary? Well, yeah, As I was saying, you know, he he likes to be that villain. Um, you'll, uh, you'll see that the first line he has in our movie, he says. My name is Roger Stone, and I'm an agent provocateur and one of the last line of the film. He says that he revels in your hatred on DH. This has kind of been his M o. He's always been this kind of dark artist this back room behind the scenes. Manipulator who Who, Uh, Jeffrey Toobin describes in our documentary as kind of the sinister Forrest Gump of American politics always pops up in these key moments. In our political history and always has some kind of shady. Mm. Oh, Um, So that's why we thought he was an interesting character and why he would actually wet a bunch of liberals make a film about him, but certainly his his rhetoric is beyond the pale. And he sort of with his life by what he called Stone's rules, which are these maxims that he's created a kind of win at politics. And it's It's basically treating politics is a blood sport. It's win it all car costs scorched earth, do anything TTO win, and that's the political philosophy. That he taught to Donald Trump's ever since he was the first person to suggest to trump that he run for president all the way back in 1987 and he shaped his political philosophy over those years. Until the perfect storm came together, the country changed and those hardball tactics of of being very divisive. And stoking anger, Fear and hatred. Uh, came at the right moment to to propel Trump into the White House. He is Dan tomorrow the co director of a great documentary on Netflix that I just watched last night. It's fantastic. Tell you everything you need to know about Roger Stone. It's called Get Me Roger Stone. Alright, So, Dan, I want you to react to this as you probably are aware. Roger Stone did his first interview recently Since Trump commuted his sentence, he appeared on the Sean Hannity show. And I want you to listen to his reaction. Ah, when asked ah about Tucker Carlson because he claims that Tucker Carlson helped him just have a listen to this and then I want you to react to it. I have to really single out your fox news colleague Tucker Carlson. He took up the cudgels early. Hey, stayed on this case with every twist and turn wasn't afraid to take on the judge laid out the jury question. Uh, encourage me when I got discouraged. He's a man of incredible loyalty, and he's a he's a great friend. He may be the best friend a man can have. So my hat's off to him and also Congressman Matt Gates from Florida. Oh, I hope to live long enough to see in the White House. Dan. What is your reaction to that? Uh, well, Certainly. Stone and Tucker have been friends since since the nineties, and Tucker a gave us an interview for our film. He definitely Wass one of the biggest cheerleaders for setting Roger Stone free along with Congressman Matt Gates, along with Sean Hannity. They really took this strategy to frame Roger Stone's prosecution as Trump's persecution. Uh, we we wrote an op ed in The New York Times this weekend. That kind of laid out our perspective. On stones, computation and We believe that you know, Trump was kind of had it has his back up against the wall. He's he's always went to Roger Stone for political advice has been his political guru..
Trump's Niece Wins Legal Battle Over Tell-All Book
"The trump administration gave Michael Cohen Choice. Sign this paper, saying you won't write a book or go back to prison. Silence or prison. Your choice then there's the book by Donald Trump's niece slated for official publication tomorrow Donald. Trump and his family have been in court up through today, trying to block the book from being published and Block Mary trump from saying anything about the book. which feels ridiculous because you probably feel like you've already read it, since just about every media outlet on the planet has gotten a copy and dissect it already. Well this evening. Donald Trump and his family lost that court fight a New York State Supreme Court Judge rejected. The trump families attempt to block the book ruling that quote the potential enormous cost and logistical nightmare of stopping the publication, recalling and removing. Thousands of books from all types of booksellers, brick and mortar and virtual libraries and private citizens is an insurmountable task at this time. The judge then quotes a different judge in another case Donald. Trump lost when he tried to block the publication of his former National Security Advisor John Bolton's book quote by the looks of it. The horses not just out of the barn. It is out of the country. Mary Trump's book can go forward and also married is now free to speak publicly about it. which should be interesting, so Michael Cohen's Book Mary Trump's book. The president his family his White House doing everything they can to prevent the from coming out up to and including sending Michael Cohen back to prison, but today we learned about a third book. Now see if you can spot the difference today. Today. The Justice Department released the actual executive order commuting the prison sentence of Roger. Stone he can see the president's unmistakable sharpie signature there. The president commuted his old friend sentence on Friday night, but it's not clear how broad the commutation was. In fact, the judge in stones case demanded to see the actual order to determine whether it covered stones, prison, time or his probation as well well. Now, we know that the president took care of everything. His Old Friend Prison Time supervised released twenty thousand dollar. Fine all of it poof gone. And today Roger Stone announced that he celebrating by. Writing a book. That's right, so if you testify unflattering Lee about the president, and you try and write a book you get to get the go back to prison. If you withhold information from Congress and prosecutors to protect the president, you get your prison sentence erased, and you can publish to your heart's content.
Fresh update on "roger stone" discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"What's the argument for not letting that? Play out well. I think you can argue it either way since Michael, Flynn's not faced with jail. This moment I mean Donald Trump could wait to the last day of his administration and pardon him. The advantage of that is The process may yet vindicate. Roger shown the argument for doing now is doing it now. Is that The case started out with some really bad behavior. By the FBI and Justice Department with which withheld exculpatory evidence Kinda diddled with the three zero two forms FBI agents used to sum up an interview and all sorts of bad behavior, and when the Justice Department looked at it found its. Behaved very badly and that the evidence didn't support charging. Flynn with lying in fact, they said they could either not prove it. They're not certainly could prove it or even if he did lie because there was no investigation, it wasn't material, so it's very different from the Roger. Stone case because Roger Stone doesn't contest that he did. He didn't do the things. He's accused of I. Mean No one's really contesting that they're contesting whether pardoned is. For him, but they're not contesting the facts. In this case, the people were responsible for prosecuting. You're saying there's no reason to prosecute. It was an unjust prosecution. So that's that's the executive branch of government to really powerful agencies FBI injustice now we have. A judge kind of a clowning up judicial system. I mean he was ordered by an appellate panel to drop the charges against Flynn. And what he's doing is is relying on a very small technicality to take the law in a totally different direction, very dubious that would basically allow him to prosecute General Flynn. After the Justice Department is declined to do so so right now. We have an opinion from the appellate court. That's still. Still hold sway so the argument for doing it now is that Donald Trump in pardoning roger stone can say because there's been such bad faith showed by the judge. In this case we're I'm a pardoning him. use the the arguments of the appellate court in so doing so he would have some strength for which he doesn't have in the in the Roger Stone case he would have the support of the court and he could argue that he's in fact upholding the law. Trying to correct The you know the justice, Department's a bad prosecution and upholding the integrity of the judicial process, which I think Judge Sullivan is corrupting. Is there anything that you would add to that Kim in distinguishing these two cases distinguishing Michael Flynn from Roger Stone because I think a lot of people's minds people who are not following a the details of this real closely..
Judge in Roger Stone case wants more information about the scope of clemency
"Federal judge wants more information about President Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone. U S District Court Judge Amy Berman. Jackson ordered It's Stone's lawyers provide her by tomorrow with a copy of the executive order that commuted stone sentence. She also asked for clarity about the scope of the clemency, including whether it covers just his prison sentence, or also the two year period of supervised release that was part of his sentence. The president commuted stones, 40 month prison sentence for lying to Congress and witness intimidation. Just days before Stone was to report to prison. Fox's John Decker in Washington the
Fresh update on "roger stone" discussed on The Vegas Take
"I mean, I've said myself, usually not all the time, but but blatant racist usually hang out with racist. I have attacked Tucker Carlson. As you know, he's been in the news the last couple weeks, Tucker Carlson has said some misogynistic, racist, atrocious things in his career. And obviously Roger Stone is no different. I'm sure you would agree with that. I mean, do you think that the fact that a guy like a Tucker Carlson and a Roger Stoners have been so tight and are such great friends? I mean, doesn't that speak volumes about both of them? You are who you hang out with. Do you agree with that? Yeah, I would agree with that. And and you know, I got to know Roger Stone very well. Over the 5.5 years we made the documentary. And you know, way me and my co.
Judge seeks more details on Trump's clemency for Roger Stone
"A federal judge is demanding more information about president trump's decision to commute Roger stone's prison sentence judge Amy Berman Jackson presided over the trial were stone was convicted for making false statements witness tampering and other crimes just days before stone was to report to prison the president commuted his longtime allies forty month sentence Friday night Jackson wants a copy of the president's executive order by tomorrow and clarity on whether it covers just stones prison sentence or also the two years supervised release that were part of his sentence Sager made Ghani Washington
Fresh update on "roger stone" discussed on Rush Limbaugh
"If I would love to be wrong that it causes there to be some Children gonna happen. What do you expect Weeks, but New York times gonna change the way they report the news because of this York Times going to start ignoring Twitter. They don't They don't have any shame me. Listen to me if they haven't apologized this I cannot. Overemphasize. The agree just outrageous example of just totally fraudulent near criminal malpractice journalism that that whole story of Trump colluding with the Russians was and remains. And there hasn't been a single apology. There hasn't been a single bit of shame or embarrassment. And the reason is that every reporter knew there was nothing to this. When they began. They knew that it was a coup attempt. They knew that it was and it's on going Roger Stone had no more business being on trial. Then George Papadopoulos hand being on trial that Carter Page had or anybody else in this. Sorry, excuse. For a so called investigation. Donald Trump. We need to investigate to come, You know, you know you need to investigate what led to Roger Stone being charged with anything in the first place because there was nothing legitimate about any of it. The fact that Roger Stone came as close as he did to going to prison where covert 19 is rampant is outrageous, folks. It's a process crime. He didn't do anything. Because nobody did anything in the Russian collusion story, so they start an investigation. And just like they ensnared Michael Flynn and a process crime supposedly lying to the FBI. Stone was convicted of lying to Congress. Can you imagine being accused of lying to Congress when Adam Schiff has been lying to the people of this country for four years on all this? In getting away with it. Everybody involved here knew that there was no collusion. Klapper Brennan. Remember what we've learned They were testifying before Congress. They never once saw any evidence. Trump had colluded with the Russians. They never saw any evidence the Russians had succeeded in tampering with votes and yet That same day. They testify there on CNN at night, calling Trump a Russian agent for Putin. So stone gets ensnared of all of this. You have to keep all this. In perspective. Roger Stone had no business being in court. He had no business being charged with anything. Nobody else divider. People need to be charged on the people that ran this. Just this cool and by God, they had better be But hell that's looking like, well, we don't know may not be able to finish this before the election. Give me a break. One rush will continue on the network Had Sean Hannity join me this afternoon. A.
Execution blocked after victims' family raises virus concerns
"Execution in almost two decades takes place. Convicted in a 1996 killing of three people. In Arkansas. 47 year old Daniel Lee was scheduled to die by lethal injection at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. But a district judge put the execution on hold, saying the family of the victims has expressed concerns about the Corona virus and traveling to witness Lee's death. They also say they aren't trying To overturn the death sentence. They want a life sentence, social distancing and the fact there are now four confirmed Corona virus case is that the prison is also a concern. DOJ has filed an emergency motion to overturn the ruling and execute Lee Pat Piper Washington President Trump commuted his friend Roger Stone's prison
Mueller on Stone: "He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so"
"Encouraged Americans to use face masks. President Trump decided to wear when in public for the first time. I never been against you, but I do believe they have a time and place when you're in a hospital, especially in that particular setting, where you're talking to a lot of Soldiers of people that in some cases just got off the operating table. I think it's a great thing to wear. For months, the president has opted out of wearing a mask. I won't be doing it personally. It's a recommendation now spotted with the face covering while visiting first responders and wounded veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center that visit coming nearly 24 hours after he declared his longtime friend and ally. Roger Stone. A Freeman. Thank you, Mr President. Thank you for giving me the up for thank you for saving my life. Stone was convicted in November on seven felony counts brought against him by special Counsel Robert Mueller, including lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the house investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Roger Stone was brought into this switch on this whole political witchhunt and the Mueller A scam is a scam because it's been proven false and he was treated very unfairly. In a rare move Mueller breaking his silence to defend the investigation and its findings. Writing in the Washington Post, Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes. He remains a convicted felon. And rightly so, and to Republican senators are speaking out against
Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon
"President trump's decision to commute the sentence of political confidante Roger stone is drawing sharp criticism from Democrats and pointed comments from the special counsel who oversaw his prosecution Roger stone was treated horribly Roger stone recruited very unfairly that's president trump speaking to reporters at the White House Saturday but in an op ed in The Washington Post former special counsel Robert Muller recounted how during the twenty sixteen campaign stone communicated with people known to be Russian intelligence officers who had stolen democratic emails house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff tells ABC's this week this effort to get and use foreign assistance is what Roger stone had information on and he lied to cover up to protect the president Muller says stone committed federal crimes and rightly remains a convicted felon Ben Thomas Washington
Trump Stands by Decision to Commute Sentence of Roger Stone
"Criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, President Trump stands by his decision to commute the federal prison sentence of his friend Roger Stone. Roger Stone was brought into this switch on this whole political witchhunt and the Mueller scam. Stone was convicted as part of the Russia probe. And despite the computation former special counsel Robert Mueller says he's still a convicted felon. A short time ago, the White House said in Port Robert Mueller and his corrupt investigation failed to hold anyone in the Obama Biden administration accountable for their negligence towards Russian interference or for spying on the Trump campaign.
Trump threatens school funding, demands new CDC guidelines amid reopening battle
"The president wearing a mask in public for the first time at Walter. Reed on Saturday faces a leadership crisis of his own making with new use cases spiking more than seventy, one, thousand on Friday and daily death tolls in Arizona, South Carolina and Texas up by more than one hundred percent in the past month. The worst is yet to come. Come as we work our way through that massive increase and people testing positive Mr. trump is at odds with his top infectious disease expert on the trajectory of the virus. The current state is really not good. We are still knee deep in the first wave of this Dr Out. She's a nice man, but he's made a Lotta mistakes of the federal response as a country. When you compare us to other countries I don't think you can say we're doing great. We're just not is the united. States losing the war against Kofi, no, we're winning the war and we have areas that flamed up and they're going to be. Fine over a period of time, and on the death, rate or mortality rate is right now at a level that. People, don't talk about, but it's down ten fold ten fold. It's a false narrative to take comfort in in a lower rate of death and president. Trump is threatening to make the already difficult debate over school reopenings, his latest front of the culture wars after the CDC published new guidelines Mr. trump called them very tough and expensive within hours. The prison said today. We don't want the guidance to be too tough. and. That's the reason why next week. CDC's going to be issuing a new set of tools. The president warned may cut off funding if not open pointing to democratic governors. They don't want to open because they think it will help them on November third. I think it's GonNa hurt them on November third. Open your schools I don't see how we do anything, but remote education of the federal government doesn't step in now with less than four months until the presidential election. Mr Trump finds himself under siege. To conservative justices he appointed, joined the Supreme Court majority to dismiss his claim to absolute immunity from investigators, seeking his tax returns is a political witch. The likes of which nobody's ever seen before a tell all book by his niece hits bookstores this week near reaction to Mary. Trump's books and many republicans worry as political standing will hurt the party down the ballot in November late on Friday. Perhaps looking to his post-presidency, MR trump commuted the sentence of his longtime friend campaign advisor Roger Stone who was convicted of lying to Congress, witness, tampering and obstruction all to protect the president, and the president has saved my life, and he's giving me the opportunity to fight for vindication.
Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon
"Former special counsel Robert Muller is sharply defending his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald trump's two thousand sixteen presidential campaign Roger stone was brought into this switch judge this all political which shut down the mall or Tampa speaking to reporters Saturday president trump said he had done the right thing by committing Roger stone sentence because stone and others who have been prosecuted including former national security adviser Michael Flynn had been treated unfairly but in an opinion piece in The Washington Post the former special counsel asserts stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes Muller enumerates stones repeated lies to Congress including about his communications with people known to the F. B. I. to be Russian intelligence officers and says stone remains a convicted felon and rightly so Ben Thomas Washington
Mueller: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so'
"The president defending his decision to commute the federal prison sentence of Roger Stone, who was convicted as part of the Russia probe brought your stone was brought into the whole political witchhunt and the Mueller scam scam in the Washington Post op it, former special counsel Bob Mueller said. Roger Stone remains a convicted felon and rightly
Mueller on Stone: "He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so"
"On President Trump to wear a face mask and Saturday he did while visiting Walter Reed Medical Center. I think when you're in a hospital, especially in that particular setting, where you're talking to a lot of soldiers and people that in some cases just got off the operating table. I think it's a great thing to wear a mask I never been against. The president wore a black mask with the presidential seal. He also said his longtime associate, Roger Stone, was treated horribly the day after he commuted stones prison sentence. Stone was set to report to prison this week after being convicted of crimes, including lying to Congress during the Russia Investigation. In response, the former special counsel Robert Mueller, in a Washington Post op ed says, quote Roger Stone remains a convicted felon and rightly so. He says he felt compelled to respond to allegations that the investigation was a hoax. Two police
Mueller on Stone: "He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so"
"Former special counsel Robert Mueller address President Trump's move to commute the sentence of his longtime political advisor Roger Stone in a Washington post op ed piece. Respondent, Kristen Holmes says Mueller defended his offices prosecution a stone he lays out here very clearly, He says. Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes. He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so. Then he walks through a strong defense of the Russia investigation.
Mueller on Stone: "He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so"
"An op ed piece in The Washington Post. Former special counsel Robert Mueller reacts to President Trump's decision to commute the sentence of his ally Roger Stone. Former special counsel Robert Mueller is defending the prosecution of Roger Stone in a Washington post op ed. President Trump commuted stone sentence Friday just four days before he was due to report to a federal prison still was convicted of seven charges, including lying to Congress and witness tampering and sentenced to serve 40 months. Mueller pushes back against the president's claims that Stone was treated unfairly and is the victim of a political witch hunt. He writes quote Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes. He remains a convicted felon. And rightly so. We're also writing that women and men who conducted these investigations and prosecutions acted with the highest integrity claims to the contrary are false. That sponsors Jackie Ibanez
Coronavirus: Donald Trump finally wears mask in public during Maryland visit
"Walter Reed Medical Center. President Trump wore a mask the first time he's been seen publicly wearing the facial protection recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading Corona virus, people close to the president have told The Associated Press. The Trump feared wearing a mask would make him look weak as he left. Trump defended his commutation of his friend Roger Stone's prison sentence. Stone was treated horribly. Roger Stone was treated very unfairly. Roger Stone was brought into this switch on this whole political witchhunt and the Mueller scam is a scam because it's been proven false.
Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence
"Trump has commuted the sentence of one of his longtime friends. KCBS is Jennifer Hodges tells us Roger Stone was just days away from reporting to a federal prison to serve his time. The president has commuted the sentences of just 10 people, and in this case, Roger Stone said, basically after he was convicted. Oh, I could have testified against the president, but I didn't So I should be pardoned, indicating that he had information about the president that he knew would be damaging. Rory Little, is a professor at UC Hastings College of the Law. Stone was convicted of seven felonies, including lying to federal investigators, but the president said the Russian investigation was baseless. And without that stone wouldn't be facing any thing at all.
Mitt Romney Calls Roger Stone's Commutation 'Historic, Unprecedented Corruption'
"Full out the day after President Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime associate, Roger Stone. Utah Senator McCain, Mitt Romney blasted the move, calling it historic corruption. Constitutional Attorney Floyd Abrams calls it a misuse of presidential power Guy was convicted. Witness tampering of lying to Congress of obstructing an investigation into Russia's effort Influence our election campaign. The evidence was overwhelming as to who killed the White House has defended the move.
Trump Commutes Sentence of Roger Stone in Case He Long Denounced
"Decision to commute the sentence of Roger Stone has plenty of legal experts weighing in CBS News Legal analyst Jonathan Turley. Presidential pardons in history have been something of a roguesgallery presidents have indeed part and friends, political allies. And, frankly, some of the most dubious characters in history. Stone, a longtime friend of the president, was set to serve a 40 month sentence for lying to Congress in its investigation of Trump Campaign ties to Russia back in 2016.
Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone's prison sentence
"President trump is commuted the sentence of longtime political confidante Roger stone just days before he was set to report to prison Roger stone told the Associated Press president trump called him to inform him of the commutation celebrating with friends in fort Lauderdale stone said he had to change rooms because there were too many people opening bottles of champagne in here stone had been sentenced to three years and four months in prison for lying to Congress witness tampering and obstructing the house investigation into whether the trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the twenty sixteen election he was scheduled to report to prison by Tuesday stone had appealed for the president's help in a series of Instagram post where he maintained that his life could be in jeopardy if you were imprisoned during a pandemic White House statement said stone was a victim of the Russia hoax charge by overzealous prosecutors Democrats denounced the move as another intervention by the president in the nation's justice system Jennifer king Washington
"roger stone" Discussed on The Daily Beans
"He's fucked so defense for the witness. Intimidation with this was really weird. Moment in the closing arguments I think they were trying. Trying to defend with account of witnesses intimidation against Stone for how he treated Credit Co mentioning the Godfather a bunch of times. And trying to say I'll take take your dog. And and the defense attorney said stone and credit go have been tampering with each other for twenty years and that that sounds gross. And for me. This isn't just about being happy. Like I said that stone is going to prison which I I am. I'm exceedingly happy. Be about that. Sorry not sorry. It's again that facts matter. The truth matters and they matter so much like I said the jury didn't deliberate long and you can't lie to Congress and get away with it. That is a very clear message. It's a it's a win for Muller it's a win for the rule of law. It's a win for our country. It member that arc of justice. I said keep just you know. Keep the faith here here. We go these are rewards For for that patients and this is a big big thing yeah. I'm surprised that they came to that. That conclusion as a jury so quickly I was expecting it to take longer so was I. Yeah how long. I don't know I don't know what standard though for jury deliberations if it's like normal normal for to exceed more than a day it would be hard to put an average on it considering the scope of this case in that it involves the president and the Russia investigation and I think gets like it's just one of those standalone things really. That's how long it took. Yeah look at him it also documentation but also yeah. Look at him he does scream. I have fifty watches attached to the inside of my coat. uh-huh shirt that says and and like like you were saying Amanda this sends a clear message. Sunlen who has had already amend his testimony once and then based on testimony that came out this week he is already we know now that he did not testify about the call that he he had with trump And so he's going to have to make some more amended testimony We went over this in the more she read episode. But he's got a couple couple things he can do he can keep climbing. Keep lying And you know face them the Roger Stone Music or He can ask for an immunity deal. They can do that and Congress They can say look to. Just tell us everything we are going to prosecute you or he can plead the fifth and I think think I could come back and Samina plead the fifth and then he could be offered an immunity deal to say. Tell you what proffer you. We're not going to get you on any of your crimes even the perjury. We'll let it go as long as you tell us everything but then again would they do that because is he a credible witness is just going to say that he is the least credible mouth I have ever seen. Yeah no way. I don't believe any shit that comes in at thing. Yeah I'm almost like don't give him immunity just charge him with obstruction perjury. Yeah you tell the truth or we're going to get you for Lyon Bro. Yeah totally he definitely. I mean I can only imagine especially after going through him over the last however long go ahead I was just going to say. I can't imagine them not feeling about him. The way that they felt about Manafort as a witness when they sort of like okay. No this is not yeah. Yeah we were like Flynn in the in the Be Junkie. He's he's not a cooperating witness anymore. Yeah aside from whom just confirming and creating the narratives that are already out there. Is there anything else that the Democrats could could hope to glean from him in terms of negotiation Shen. You know there's anything else that they could get from your he could say oh. I talked to trump a million times. Here's my call records. We talk all the time about a quid pro quo. We talk all the time about bribery. I was put in charge of making sure that Zilenski was down for this thing. And that you know I was dangling pence visit and I was dangling military aid javelin avalon's and all that he could he could come out with all that stuff. We know what happened. He's he could talk about what happened to the White House meetings and the gap between Von Miller. He could talk about anything like that. And and and say. Here's here's the whole truth and nothing but the truth. 'cause I don't WanNa be Roger Stone. What a change? That would be to see him go from when he did before to being like. This is everything. I don't have anything else. where he when his first testimony happened he seemed to Ed? According to sources inside the receiver cavalier seem very above of it. All Very I'm a millionaire. You see what what are you going to do to me. And I. I really think that this if his if he's got a good lawyers that And he's Zillionaire. He should have good lawyers that this stone verdict is a stark reminder and really well-timed climbed by the way To to say hey you you're not above any of this and because you have hotels you're not above any of this because you don't need a million dollars to get this job job. You are as vulnerable to the law as anyone else's and the fact that the sentencing isn't going to happen until February sixth because because you know stone gets a year someone's like fuck it. I'll take a year but because the sentencing hasn't happened yet facing fifty fucking years in prison and that is just this got to be this weight on his advice counsel to be lightly because they don't know what stones going to end up with. Yeah Yeah I'm looking forward to money. Silence on on Wednesday right. It'll be interesting. We'll see if he's more humble or I bet we'll know from his attitude and his opening statement how it's going to go. Yeah except for that one. Yeah it is the right word. Yeah yeah sure yeah wait so sunlen is not had any Khan. He's not had any sort of like formal court proceedings. He's only just dealt with Congress at this point yes. Here's like nothing that's happened yet. That's been criminal in any other realm or whatever yet I know of. I don't know if he's been convicted. Hotel you're in his previous life. I assume not. Yeah but I wondered word through all this. How many criminal referrals are gonNA come from Congress's investigation? Yeah and what bar does with them. Do they make them now or do they make them after two thousand twenty. Yeah be interesting to see We've got some new polling out of from Iowa and and some interesting things going on in the twenty twenty and Jordan. What do you have Yeah so new polling showing that Buddha judge is I in Iowa polling and he's sitting at twenty five percent which ages huge This is a poll at taken among likely Iowa caucus goers That sixteen point higher than he was in the September poll and and Warren is now at sixteen percent herself and Sanders and Biden are tied at fifteen percent and so- Sanders is actually up four points whereas Warren and Biden are down six six and five points respectively. So Pete's really astoundingly into lead right now go to where he was before and it it makes sense to to to the fact that he's been focusing a lot on Iowa he's been doing really well with independent voters there apparently and he is. He's invested a lot of time and energy on behalf half of his campaign in Iowa. So I guess that's a a sign in a signal to other DEM candidates if you want to win a state actually spending time time there and caring about their constituents makes a difference and he's a little more moderate and this week Obama came out and said some stuff about You know I know it kind of is annoying little annoyed by it because it's I disagree with it mostly. Yeah Yeah Yes yes so. Obama made an appearance at this lake. Big donor vent And said that twenty twenty twenty Dem's need to not be to progressive essentially and that they need to be wary of becoming out of step with voters he says that voters are less revolutionary. Mary than they are interested in improvement And he warned that turning off certain segments of the electorate by not being Or that you might do might do that if you're not rooted in reality so he said this is a direct quote. This is still a country that has less revolutionary than it is interested in improvement. They like seeing things improved but the average generic doesn't think you have to completely tear down the system and remake it. I think it is important for us not to lose sight of that. I mean I don't burn the country down but also along the same lines. The the excitement is behind the progressive candidates and in general yes it's true in primaries. Aries you more progressive. You're more out toward the right or the left depending on whether you're Republican or Democrat and in general you have to come back to the center a little bit and that's just true true for everything. But did we need Obama to come out and say that in public also like the audacity of seriously to like to to to run on hope and change. Have your face plastered everywhere with words underneath it and then to come around like a decade later and be like but not too hopeful. I mean I don't know I mean that's the message you can certainly take action. He said I know progressive not to progressive. I I appreciate the sentiment intimate I I just don't get also I you would do it we're not it's not feeling revolutionary around here because has he spent any time on twitter. Well no I actually the twitter and said that liberal twitter is not how the rest of the world is that is true. That is a true statement. Yeah I people are our twitter is people live is to change though. Yeah I think It it's like it's kind of disheartening in the sense that the things that these crazy radical people are advocating for are really not that radical no. They're not they're really not they're only radical because our countries like done an awful job on notable friends. We saw that when I think it was Elizabeth Warren who one of the debates says. Why are you running for president? If you don't want any new big ideas I don't even I understand why you're and he got big applause from that and I feel like that is sort of an and I'll give this to you. I have a twitter bubble. I have a California bubble liberal bubble et Cetera et CETERA. You can pay myself with ninety different kinds of privilege and so I'm wondering am I. Only seeing it that way that that is what that's where the country is moving. But I feel like it is and I don't think that that would have been the case in two thousand sixteen. I don't think Hillary would come out for fifteen dollars. An hour minimum wage and thinking about Medicare for all had had the progressives aggressives and Bernie not pushed her to the left yeah Bernie pushed the entire discourse in the left and we have him to thank for that. Are you gonNA I read in the script. Are we talking about the fact that Michael Bloomberg Bloomberg has jumped into the race. This is very topical for. Were discussing right now. We can talk about that. I mean and we've Gone Bloomberg. Stop and Frisk Bloomberg and then. We've got develop Patrick Patrick and potentially Hillary I mean pillars..
"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"But isn't that even more the case for sixty votes? I think what we have got to do. I mean, you're asking a legitimate question. But I think that's get first things for us. Let's elected Democratic Senate. Let's make sure that many as possible off progresses. But this is what I believe. That's what I said a moment ago, we make change when millions of people demand that change. And I believe that when people stand up and fight back. Yes, you'll going to have the United States Congress slot listening to ordinary Americans rather than wealthy campaign contributors. All right, Senator Bernie Sanders Senator from Vermont. Thanks so much for taking time. I appreciate it. My pleasure. Next. Roger stone's dirty tricks catch up with him, again, the amazing scene that unfolded in court between the president's former political visor and a federal judge right after this. Roger stone is officially gagged that's pursuant to an order from judge. Amy Berman Jackson today in federal court a hearing called by the judge herself after notoriously publicity hungry. Trump advisor posted a picture of judge Jackson next to what appeared to be crosshairs dome. Was apologetic quite apologetic today in court, but the judge was not buying it. She alluded to the coast guard member who officials say compiled hitlist public officials and stockpile weapons saying you don't even have to look at the papers beyond today to know that inciting extremist violent action is a possibility. Judge Jackson also warned stone. This is his last chance before she revokes his bail sending him to jail quote today. I gave you a second chance. This is not baseball. You do not get a third chance discuss the judge's action today and what they might pretend. Roger stone wanna bring in to MSNBC legal analyst Paul Butler, prosecute worked in the department of Justice's public integrity unit on cases of public corruption, and Maya Wiley, the senior vice president. A social Justice at the new school. My the you don't see this often. But I guess you don't see people who are like Roger stone that often is very rare to have someone particularly someone who should be as knowledgeable, and who is well represented as Roger stone, literally threaten a federal judge. And that is what happened here and one of the things that we must focus in on his one. The judge was restrained. She clearly was concerned. But also really gave him the opportunity. She remember that prosecutors wanted him more gagged than she. Agreed the gag him. He can still talk about his innocence. He can still ask for donations for his legal defense. But it can't talk about the case. And what he posted, by the way. It wasn't just the crosshairs. I think it's really important to elevate that he talked about the Muller probe as the d. State and the reason that lends itself to being threatening particularly where he has named a federal judge as if she is not an unbiased and impartial. Jurist is that the deep state reference has caused people to go out and threaten the lives of others in the past particularly using the info wars platform, which Roger stone himself has used. So just go back to pizza gate and the guy who showed up with an assault rifle after pizza gate that he saw so it's not their radical. And she was both restrained. But also trying to protect both the integrity of the process. And he I think it was really interesting is he finally got that, you know, his dirty tricks as in I himself as a trickster his dirty tricks here, which he may not intend. We don't know what is intentional in terms of promotion of violence. Maybe it was just a better way to fundraise doesn't really matter. When people go. Out and actually commit violent acts because of what you said, you know, Paul I've seen a lot of I've seen immigration lawyers and public defenders defense attorneys weighing in today saying if my client was out on bail and then posted an image of the judge in the case with crosshairs, they're not getting a second chance. What do you think? Absolutely. I think the judge went to easy or verger stone. So Chris remember the FBI Ray with twenty nine armed agents this watt team, the assault rifle they justified that by saying this is a dangerous guy nontheless he got released on bail..
"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Take a listen. When the president answered the written interrogatory, he correctly and honestly said Roger stone, and I never discussed this. And we never did how does Roger stone? No with the president's enters the entire interrogatory because he's colluding. I mean, he's having conversations with the president and the president's legal team in what is arguably inappropriate because it's virtually target to target conversations which are at a minimum extremely unwise, and they will come back to haunt both the president and Roger stone. Why why is that extremely unwise because look when we look at these indictments the stone indictment, for example, I'll tell you Chris thirty years as a federal prosecutor, I've drafted more indictments than I can recall, but one thing I can tell you when we indict one person Roger stone, we do a relatively modest indictment. So for example, if Roger was Roger stone was indicted for a witness tampering. Charge. The indictment on that count would read something like on January first two thousand nineteen in the district of Columbia defendant. Roger stone tampered with a witness by trying to interfere with the witnesses truthful testimony before a preceding period what I have the Roger stone indictment. Chris is a conspiracy indictment. There's no conspiracy charge contained in it. But it sets out the misconduct and the complicity of so many other people of Coursey of credit go of Julian Assange and of senior Trump campaign officials, including somebody who directed a senior Trump campaign official to try to coordinate with stone to get even more damaging WikiLeaks information. Renou at this point where the the big question to me is always been that that day October seventh the tape comes out and then the WikiLeaks dump happens. And you know, I always say if you're a publisher that's a weird time to publish because you're publishing this enormous store. It's going to get swallowed up and it's a Friday which Tober seventh was wait till Monday. Why would you publish then? Right. But if you're trying to distract attention, if you're trying to do it makes a lot of sense. And we now have Coursey saying that stone was trying to shake the tree loose and the indictment says well done afterward. I think what it does is it shows the map of what is happening here. So I wish I could like Pulp Fiction draw shape in the air on your show, but I'm going to draw triangle, and here's what we know at the top of the triangle, the Russians we know they hacked into the DNC accounts. We know the hacked into John Podesta's accounts, we know they gave that to WikiLeaks. And it came out. We know the Russians spoke to the Trump campaign. We know those two legs the try what the stone indictment shows is this piece. That the Trump campaign was speaking WikiLeaks, and what was the benefit apparently as you said that that dump came out at a time that was strategically advantages for the campaign to squash the story of the access Hollywood tape, and there's also this question Glenn of of of superseding, indictments and duration that I wanna ask you as well that I just asked the congressman amidst all this talk about them, wrapping up the filings of the last two days the motion to delay this October. What do you think that says about where the investigation is? It seems to me there's still a lot of work to be done. And I know there's a good bit of reporting that perhaps a report is imminent, but let me tell you there is nothing mutually exclusive about future indictments and a report being offered around perhaps on a narrow issue more discrete issue, but to the to the sort of overall conspiracy, Chris I went back, and I pulled out the indictment of those twelve Russian military officers from July, and I keep in on one particular one particular passage. It's on page sixteen paragraph forty four for those of you scoring at home, and it talks about how the Russian co conspirators who were indicted in that case also communicated with US persons about the release of stolen documents, including a person who is in regular contact with senior members.
"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"We've got some special counsel Muller indictments, what we need to do in the house is to have people under oath give testimony. We knew subpoenaed documents we create this record with these hearings. And then American people can decide laid later this year. What did they want to do? So has been made. I mean, those those those hearings that have those are not been noticed yet. Right. Yes. That is correct. Those hearings had not been noticed. The only hearings have been noticed our next week. We're gonna have a met Whitaker acting turn general come in on Friday. And we will question him while I was going to have hearings on HR eight a background checks Bill for gun. Let me ask you this about Whitaker. He said just a few days ago. It's wrapping up there's this sort of consensus. There's been reporting for my own news organisation, others that it is wrapping up and yet here you see the special counsel filing today saying we need to October. We need a lot of time to go through Roger stone. What do you what do you make of it? It was completely inappropriate for the acting general to say anything about ongoing criminal investigation and their reasons why you don't want to line on it because it sends all sorts of signals to potential targets or witnesses and as a process for impressive. I know that when you get new evidence, you might have to look at new leads, and it extends whatever your time line is. So they had have now years of evidence from Roger stone. Did they have to go through and terms of his communications? That's just gonna take some time in decker lead to additional witnesses additional leads. So I don't think this investigation is going to end anytime really soon, congressman Ted lieu, thank you very much. Thank you. Chris. Joining me now is in bassin former associate White House counsel present Barack Obama now the executive director, protect democracy, and Glenn Kirschner former. Stant US attorney for the district of Columbia on MSNBC legal analyst is latest piece titled Trump adviser. Roger stone's indictment in the Muller probe suggests conspiracy charges may still be forthcoming. I want to start with you, Glenn and on Roger stone. I wanna play this thing that I thought was very interesting about Rogers Roger stone being interviewed on Trump TV about his indictment on the day of his indictment. He says something that caught a lot of people's ears..
"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Roger stone was in DC today for what was otherwise a routine arraignment but outside the courthouse. It was chaos. Still supported by the proud boys. The violent far right group whose members beat up a bunch of people in New York and are being charged by the over it. They were chanting Roger stone. Did nothing wrong, which you know is trustworthy pronouncement from that crew while anti stone. Protesters creamed lock him up and blasted the Beatles back in the USSR, which I it's not quite right. But all the surreal circus that falls him stone is at least -ffected the air of thinks. It's all a joke. Despite the fact, he might die in prison. We maybe haven't seen all there is broader stone. A new report suggests that Robert Muller is perhaps preparing additional charges for the man who brags he has known Trump for forty years. Join me now Michael Isikoff chief investigative correspondent for Al news co author of Russian roulette the inside story of Putin's were on America and the election of Trump Michael that is the big question before us with the stone indictment is is. Is this the first part of what they have on him. Or is there more? Look, I I don't know. It's tantalizing the report that there might be more. But I suspect not. They spent Muller's people spent a lot of time on Roger stone. I mean more than a year questioning everybody who had contact with him going over, you know, hundreds if not thousands of emails and text messages they were clearly trying to prove more than what was in the indictment. There's there's a lot of meat in that indictment, especially on very damning evidence about his lies to congress. When he testified, particularly when he said, he had no emails or texts relating to his efforts to to learn about Julian Assange emails, obviously, not true and some of his thuggish tax to Randy credit co threatening him prepared to die. You're rat. Your stool, you know, all that was deserving of indictment. But you know, the goal that they were looking for was to show that. He really was in communication with Julian Assad as he publicly said, and you know, the fact is you look at the indictment, and they weren't able to remove that. But then hear the question becomes right? Why was he lying about all this? It just the whole thing is so bizarre. He's not just lying. He's commitments Roger start. But he's lies for a live. That's what he's done all his life, and he lies to congress, and he campers witnesses. Yeah. Look, I mean, I would think he would be able to turn that off. What is the point of everyone's lies about Russia? This is the question they all lie about Russia all the time. So what's the point in? Roger stone's case. He's he's playing a role. He's been playing a role all his professional life. All you gotta do is watch the Netflix film. I mean, you see, you know, who this guy is and he relishes it. And I think he's relishing it now whether he's thought through that this is going to end up. Him spending his life and the rest of his life in prison. I don't know. But he's clearly enjoying the limelight right now. There are some Texan involve you that. I wanted to get your your responses. So this is him. Texting critic. Oh, again, this plot is so bizarre and Byzantine basically tries to set up credit co is kind of back channel. Patsy. Even though it was actually Coursey, and then he wants credit go to stick to the story. When I tried to tell you last week, you said, you didn't believe it you've gone over the other side are now deep state stooge. He talks like this private, you should strap dynamite your body and invite Issakov for another dinner. It's the least you can do for your country. That's not very nice. What the heck is that about? Yeah. Well, that was Roger stone urging Rennie credit co to become a suicide bomber and blow me up. Look the context for that. And it really sets the context for a lot of the texts and emails that were in the indictment. This one was not. But it this was last January, and I was finishing up Russian roulette the book, I wrote with David corn and had interviewed credit co in which he. Spewed stones account of credit co being his back channel. So obviously, I had to go to stone for comment when I did stone went ballistic and begin sending these series of really vile against messages to Randy Credito threatening him..
"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Roger stone faces Justice as the president's Intel cheese face the Senate Donald Trump net privately with Ladimir Putin. And no one in the US government has the full story about what was discussed tonight yet. Another revelation of a private undisclosed Trump Putin meeting. Clearly, this is a sensitive issue. Plus new reporting suggesting Robert Muller is not done with Roger stone. Me down in order to take Donald Trump down as twenty twenty Democrats make their populist appeal. That's eliminate of that. Let's move on the billionaires by back. That's not correct. That's not American. I'm a little bit. Tired of listening to things that apply in the sky not one but two big announcements or Stacey Abrams. I promise you. We will get it done. When all in starts right now. Good evening from New York. I'm Chris Hayes just a few weeks after the revelation that the president of the United States was suspected by his own government of working on Russia's behalf. We're learning tonight about yet another undisclosed exchange the president had with Letterman Putin. It was attended by new American notaires, no American interpreters, just the president and Milania and Putin and Putin's own interpreter. As we've noted before this is wildly out of step with the usual protocol. And if you were disposed to view it in the most stark and cynical terms, you might conclude that this is how the president meets with his handler. We knew the president had spoken briefly with Putin late last year to dinner during the G twenty summit Argentina the White House confirmed a quote, informal conversation, only after it was revealed by local press. But now the financial times reports counter was longer and more substantive than we've been led to believe sources telling the F T, the president was accompanied. By Melania, Trump, his wife, but no staff while Putin was flanked by his translator, the four of them set at table and were among the last to leave according to a Russian government officials account. The two leaders spoke for about fifty minutes about a number of foreign policy issues that undisclosed Shane came after the president had cancelled a form leading with Putin scheduled for the summit citing a Russian attack on Ukraine's navy just before the cancelling the president had been implicated as individual wanting core proceedings against Michael Cohen would reveal the talks about a tower project. Moscow had lasted much later into the presidential campaign than was previously ignored if the financial times Dory is accurate this meeting and Argentina was the second time. The President Putin had a private chat during a global summit, which was only exposed by independent reporting. After the fact the I was at the twenty seventeen summit in Germany where the president was caught on camera motioning somewhat desperately almost two Putin from across the dinner table. And that came just a few hours after the president seized his own interpreters notes from his formal sit down with Putin. According to wash imposed that of course, there was the one on one meeting in Helsinki with the president has own translator. But no staff meeting with Putin for hours behind closed doors, the president's own director of national intelligence admitted he did not know what went on. How do you have any idea? What happened in that meeting? You're right. I don't know what happened in that meeting. I think his time goes by Zarghee mentioned some things that happened in that beating I think we will learn more. But that is the president's perogative. If you'd asked me how that ought to. Be conducted. I would have suggested a different way Easter risk that Vladimir Putin could have recorded it. That risk is always there asked about those meetings at the Senate intelligence committee hearing today the deny hinted his response was classified director, hassle and director coats would this put you in a vantage position in terms of understanding Russia's efforts to advance its Genda against the United States. Senator clearly this is a sensitive issue. And it's an issue. We ought to talk about this afternoon, but for to discussing that in a closed session. Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia is the vice chair of the Senate intelligence committee. He joins me. Now, Senator do you have concerns about this latest news about the president having yet another substantive conversation with buttery Putin without no takers without American translator. Well, I heard about that reporting. And of course, I'm interested today in our public hearing Senator Wyden, raise the issue of of the intelligence community ever gonna full read out frankly of even what happened in the Helsinki meeting between Mr..
"roger stone" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Every Thursday and a subscription allows us to keep doing what we're doing. And now here's a portion of our conversation on cafe insider from cafe welcome to cafe insider. I'm pre- Berrara. And I'm an milk. I n how are you the Daikin morning so Thursday, we might have been wondering what exactly we would be talking about about mode doesn't disappoint on Friday. We were sure we had something to discuss. Roger stone's before we get to the substance of Roger stone. Can we discuss some one of the more interesting aspects of his person his personal tax on you? Well know that okay. I'm definitely going to get. I was gonna talk about his personal to oh. The Richard Nixon tattoo on his back. Do you have one of those? I do not you. I don't have any tattoos. I actually actually since this is the insider. Yes, I can confess that. I actually have a Millard Fillmore tat. That sounds great. I mean, it's not quite as large. Well, you just don't picture on cafe inside. I might. It's I haven't asked you where it is. Even upcoming to keep it up coming up the Padres. Luckily uses audio so he was indicted on seven counts. Yes. One count of obstruction? Viscounts of lying to congress the house intelligence committee and one count of witness tampering. So before we get to what some of the interesting aspects, are let's talk about what we think of the strength of the case. I think it's very strong. I it's unbelievably strong. And I mean, we we should talk about this. But if you look at the other charges that have been brought by the special counsel, for example, you know, the thousand one case that's brought against say popadopoulos or Michael Flynn. You sort of see there's often an allegation that someone said something untruthful at its it's one time, even when you say one thousand and one just to you know, this is a statute we talked about all the time eighteen USC thousand one making a false statement to law enforcement. Yes. And is one of the things that that that has been charged repeatedly in the Muller investigation. And we've seen multiple instances in some cases. But it's often someone lied about something very specific take Michael Cohen recently. For example, he pleaded guilty to lying to congress about the timing of the conversations about Trump Tower Moscow. The allegation there was he told congress that it ended in January twenty twenty sixteen when he later admitted that it went through at least June of two thousand sixteen that's one very, discreet thing. One of the things that is stunning about this indictment is that you have pages upon pages of lies and basic instances in which stone said that he either had no conversations with WikiLeaks or minimized his conversations with WikiLeaks and others related to the democratic hacks of the emails, and then you go through and sort of methodically. The special counsel's office saying that's not true, and here are and they're quoting, and I think that this is really important. They're quoting because it's not just that they have a witness on the other side who saying that's not true. They have actual they have a what's after they transfer. Exactly. They have they have a transcript from the house. They've got. And then they've got emails from stone. Text messages, what's apps, and basically is don't can say whatever he wants. But you know, the record doesn't lie right? And I should make clear for folk. That when I mentioned this down two thousand and one you can allege that when there's ally to along official and also as here, there's another aspect of it lying to congress. So he's actually charged with house and one multiple times in this indictment, and my my favorite, which I don't know how you escape this because one of the defenses to a false statement is that it was unintentional that you made a mistake or you forgot very hard to prove that sometimes because a busy CEO maybe testifies in a proceeding or makes his statements to along Forstmann agent. And maybe didn't remember particular Email that was from a year earlier a meeting that was two years earlier. And some of that was at issue when Jeff Sessions testified in connection with his confirmation hearing, what meetings did he have and also with respect to that Trump Tower famous meeting from the summer of two thousand sixteen but here in my favorite example, may I release. So this is paragraph thirty three on page sixteen of the indictment. We have the documents right here in front of us..
"roger stone" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"We learned today that someone directed a senior campaign official to have Roger stone. Find out what else WikiLeaks had. And of course, we're all speculating about whether or not that's the president. We don't know for certain, but someone powerful enough to direct someone high up in the campaign was involved in this stone can go on television and say that there was no collusion, but what really controls how we view this. The fact that are related in this, very detailed speaking dight -ment, which is replete. With that talking about coordination between senior campaign officials and WikiLeaks, which we know, and which they knew at the time was Russia Frankford Losey Roger stone's on cable TV tonight doing a couple things he is a raising money for his defense fund giving out a web address and he saying among other things that it was overkill today. He says his wife is deaf. And was scared and disoriented. He was worried she might get shot because she didn't know what was going on obviously upsetting for a household. They brought a battering ram. He said they could have called the house and had the same effect. First of all tell us what goes into a calculation like that. And Secondly, what stood out to you? So with regard to arrest mechanics, it's all about risk and the risk in. Roger stone's arrest is that you're dealing with someone who has never cooperated in an hour with a special counsel. In fact, he's gone out of his way to obstruct tamper with witnesses challenge the special counsel in the investigators at of course, as we see any diamond just lie rate. True this entire process. Secondly, understand something with regard to the numbers involved. If he's even accurate, and that is that they were simultaneously executing assigned to search warrant signed by federal judge or magistrate. If you do that you bring your evidence response team with you. And you get it done quickly and efficiently with a number of evidence response technicians who go through the house and exhaustively search pursuant to the warrant. So when when it sounds like there's a lot of people for an arrest. Please remember where executing the FBI executing two simultaneous searches that we know of one in New York one in floor. They're executing arrest of someone who essentially acts like a thug, and that's when you act like a thug you get arrested like thug. So the evidence are there. And it's the safest way to do it. We don't know the unknown factors whether or not there was knowledge of a gun or other weapons in the house. But they did typically what enough be IRS looks like particularly in south Florida where I was the number two official in the FBI's Miami office you show up you overwhelm with four. Surprise you knock on the door at six AM. This is a standard arrest. And this is what it looks like Jeremy bash every time, the president says, no collusion, you say. That's not the point the word is conspiracy taking your word conspiracy. What did we learn today? What did you learn on the conspiracy front? Well, I was truck in the indictment by the fact pattern that showed the extent to which there was communication between Roger stone and the senior levels of the campaign and Roger stone and WikiLeaks in effect. Roger stone was the go between between. Gene, the Trump campaign, your fischel them and the Kremlin's foreign intelligence cut out the WikiLeaks organization..
"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Personally, a politically. What is today mean? From your perspective today means that for the first time Robert Muller is pointing to probably the president as colluding with Russia in releasing those stolen documents. Roger stone is clearly named as the intermediary the conduit between Russia WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign, and it casts in very dangerous context the president. But also his son Donald Trump junior who came before a committee where I served judiciary committee and made some statements that are very very seriously in doubt as to their fullness. Now after some of what is in this indict, you think that the president's son John junior because of his testimony before the. History committee, then chaired at the time by cheer Grassley that that he made false statements. So that committee he has some explaining to do, and I think is truthfully. Very seriously in doubt as to some of the statements that he made about the Trump Tower meeting his father's knowledge of it. And about the statements also involving the WikiLeaks release of these documents and some of them are in this Roger stone indictment, but he needs to be called back to the judiciary committee. I've asked the new chairman Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to do. So if necessary by subpoena, I think it should be done. Alright Senator Richard Blumenthal. Thank you for being with me tonight coming up between the shutdown cave and the indictment of long time. Confidante just how politically damaged the president after today next. He'll caught y'all off Obama solicitor general on what the stone indictment means Donald Trump..
"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"The work of the grand jury, and this is a statement of the United States that there was coordination by Roger stone between the Trump campaign. Pain and Russian activity in the two thousand election two thousand sixteen election. Marcy, one of the things that's striking to me. Is you have stone sort of scampering around trying to get to WikiLeaks in the indictment. If you have he's this. This is a Coursey this courses in an interview. But it sort of part of the vitamin he said that stone claim to advance knowledge the Billy Bush tape, and that the GOP operative told him if you have any way to get to start dropping tell him to start dumping, right? So he's he's trying to coordinate these leaks. And then we get him on the backside trying to cover up and lie about it before congress. But the actual thing in the middle, right? Which is was there an actual backchannel? Did they affectively coordinate that is not in there? What do you think about that missing part of this? There are few other missing parts, for example. There's no explicit reference to technolo- to Nigel Farraj, we know that Roger stone was meeting had meetings with both of them in that time period. We don't like I've shown that the themes that Corsi and stone were pushing in August, particularly argument about pedestrian having ties to Russia. Those started coming out from Coursey and stone before the emails started dropping October. So you would think. Yeah. I mean, the evidence is there suggest that's where they're going. Maybe that's what the FBI spend hours looking for and Rogers homes today to see whether they had those pedestrian emails in some form that that didn't come via WikiLeaks. I am one of the points. I made later in the day is Roger stone was willing to go to great links to set up these cover stories inside cover stories inside cover stories, but what he didn't do according to our Cording to the is delete these emails delete these texts that showed him collecting. So that says, you know, this guy who has spent his entire life doing cover up. Ups didn't do the most basic thing to engage in a cover-up. So there's probably a lot more in its homes that now now's than the FBI's possession. There's also the fact that this now brings us to we have Michael Cohen who's pleaded to a number of crimes lying to congress. Also campaign finance violations that he says was directed by the president Michael Flynn has pleaded George popadopoulos has pleaded Paul Manafort convicted Rick gates, and now Roger stone indicted. It is when you take a step back and think about the circle around this man, the president and his campaign and the criminality in evidence of those people it's something to contemplate it. It's amazing. And you haven't mentioned his national security adviser. And you haven't mentioned his campaign aide. George Papadopoulos, both of whom pled guilty to lying about contacts with Russian officials or. Russian intelligence cut out. And so I I think when you when you draw the circle around who were the people close to Trump in the campaign period and the transition period. And then you start crossing off the ones who have pled guilty to things or who have been indicted for things you end up with you end up with a sharply diminished pool and the closer people are the more likely they are to have problems, and that does suggest a kind of tightening of the circle closing of the ring. Whatever metaphor you want to use that has to concern if you thinking about it carefully of reading them thinking who did direct to do that. I think maybe MARCY Wheeler and Ben with us. Thank you. Both. Joining now is Harry Littman. Former deputy assistant attorney general contributing columnist washing post and Mimi Rocca assistant US attorney in the southern district of New York MSNBC legal analyst, Harry let me start with you on was directed which strikes me as the most flashing neon sign in the indictment and also the most legal significance for the president. I'll read this again..
"roger stone" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"They get right up there on the stand and they tested. I think the president knows that if you look at his relationship with Roger stone throughout the campaign they were on and off again and disputing their relationship with one another and then other times, we found out that stone actually was working with the campaign. And so to have confidence the stone. It's going to be faithful to him especially in the shadows of everything with Michael Cohen, just wouldn't be wise. We should all remember Roger son's ultimate contribution to the Donald Trump campaign in Iowa. So that Donald Trump could have a line that he could remember an embrace. He encouraged him to talk about build the wall and talk about it in construction terms, and it went over well at an event, and Where we. we are today. Julia Ainsley what else you got on this defeat more things? I'm teasing out this week. Oh, it seems that person to I would assume as rainy credit co because it talks about a radio host who he is talking with. And we know that Roger stone exchange. Text messages with Randy credit co another thing we're talking about the false statements. It seems part of this is ten lying to the house permanent select committee on intelligence so Muller is able to charge for false statements not just to his own agents. But to people on the hill as well. We know that as you see there from that footage. Capitol Hill has been very interested congress as they've done investigations into WikiLeaks into this role again just over and over again, the contacts between the campaign and stone or just kind of beat through in this indictment. And I think that that is was really key to where we go from here that this was not Roger stone acting as a rogue actor and then offering this up to the campaign. As a gift to try to ingratiate himself. It was the campaign reaching out to him saying, what do you have next and the talks about in here when they're trying to set up a secure line knowing that what they're going to be discussing is in something that they would want to be recorded or her Rick Tyler if you search read through this indictment from the special counsel's office. It becomes pretty clear that Roger stone can't just be dismissed as some kind of a freelancer mercenary that there are contacts and requests from the campaign to Roger stone. It's still unclear to me Willey. Whether Randy credit co actually had access to WikiLeaks, and he was supposedly passing those off to to Roger stone that has yet to be proven. That may be true. Sure. The Robert Muller's office knows that to be true or not to be true. But let's let's go back who is Roger stone, Roger stone. Like, Donald Trump is a political con man who showman stick is finally caught up with him. He's a professional prevaricate, or it shouldn't be surprised in anyone that he's now been indicted for perjury. He is a practitioner and the darker arcs of of the political dark arts. He's known for dirty tricks. And I think a lifetime of this. Stick has finally caught up with him. All right. We're going to continue to cover this breaking story. That's just come across to us. Again, the special counsel indictment in the arrest of Roger stone. We write back on morning Joe. The breaking news this morning. Roger stone who advised President Trump's two thousand sixteen presidential campaign has been arrested and a grand jury has handed down a seven count indictment from the special.
"roger stone" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"But I can assume they're all things that post date the Muller investigation. In other words, investigators came to Roger stone, and he allegedly told them false statements. He obstructed Justice under any of number of obstruction statutes, and he may have persuaded another witness to give false testimony what you can expect from the Trump side is going to be that this isn't Tirlian product of the special counsel investigation. These are crimes that were created by the investigation once the DOJ and US attorneys. Parched over these statements and found anything false in them that they could. That's what I expect to be the Trump, and Roger stone defense to these charges, and it's an interesting thing because that indictment it'll be interesting to see whether it contains any charges that predate the Muller investigations. That's something. The Trump team will seize upon. Well, Danny this is in Dighton it right at the top during the summer of twenty six stone spoke to senior Trump campaign officials about organization one and information might have had that would be damaging to the Clinton campaign. So this is connecting Roger stone to organization wine, which I I'm only scanning through this. But I speculate that that's probably WikiLeaks and Trump's senior campaign officials. So this is a link between WikiLeaks the hack and Trump campaign officials and isn't that fascinating? Because it's another example of what we call. Speaking indictments indictments just need to be a bare bones recitation. Effects just enough to get over that probable cause hump. So when you see this level of detail. This is the Muller team. This is the DOJ the US attorneys who are indicting these characters it's their opportunity to speak in the event that this report that we're all waiting on. Never sees the light of day they will chronicle what they did through their indictment, and you'll notice that and I'm expecting that the indictment doesn't charge any actual conduct in twenty sixteen. But rather the lying about or the obstruction of Justice win that conduct was later investigated by the Muller team again. I haven't had an opportunity this breaking news indictment, but I expect that's what we're going to see any this has been rumored for a while. As you watch Muller put the pieces together, why stone today versus a month ago versus a month from now. That's something that that's a strategic decision by the special counsel's office. Humane wide in today. I'm not saying, but right now in other words, this could have happened in month ago. This could have in two months ago as you see him put the pieces together. Is there anything that jumps out that this is happening now because most likely the Muller team is choosing to indict when they do in order to keep things confidential right up until the last possible minute. There must be some strategic decision in indicting, Roger stone. Now, when they could have as you said exactly indicted him months ago, but perhaps if they had it would make public these facts, and it might scare off other targets other witnesses and other subjects in the investigation. That's something that the DOJ and the US attorney's must keep in mind. Win investigating to only release this information when they absolutely have to in other words in in the event, they might scare off other individuals. Julia Ainsley I'm looking through this indictment as you are as well. What else are you seeing as you read it? So I I just want to correct one thing that I said about his affiliation with the campaign. He. He was an official that campaign up until August of twenty fifteen that would be over a year before the election. But then he says that he maintained close contact with imported to me, I think is the the fact that they want to show his relationship with the campaign, and especially right here. When you go down to paragraph five stone was contacted by senior Trump campaign officials to inquire about future releases by organization one that can be assumed to be WikiLeaks. The fact that he was contacted by Trump campaign officials so just that Muller has been using stone. Just as we thought he was to find out the coordination between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, it's spelled out here. And I'm looking here. Oh, I'm looking Danny just as I read through this. We've got one kind of obstruction one kind of witness tampering five counts of making false statements. Roger stone has been served dismissive of his role in all this..
"roger stone" Discussed on AM Joy
"The election until voting regularities and questions about the handling of absentee ballots are investigated, the board could even order a new election. If the irregularities of significant enough to cast doubt on the fairness of the vote. So the twenty midterms could still be big news come twenty nineteen more joy after the break. 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 Googlers alert for Julian Assange and used quitter to hype as much voter and media attention to the disclosures when they came as politics, you're in this business, that's called politics. Roger stone is on the defensive this morning after revelations that special counsel has Email exchanges in which stone discusses the Wiki leaks. Email dump before it happened with his pal. Jerome corsi. Stone says it's not evidence of a crime, just politics. The final determination will be up to the special counsel who has already begun closing in on multiple stone associates back with me are each of the Washington Post Maria, Theresa Kumar, Voto Latino and joining the table Corinne, John here of move on dot org Korean since you're the new be I'm going to start with you. Let me play a little bit more sound of Roger stone. Here's what he had to say about about the emails. Going back to the Email. I think those have been mischaracterized saying that these dumps are coming turns out to be completely incorrect. They don't come in early August as predicted by Mr. Coursey, and there's no reference in that Email, John Podesta's emails, either simply says Padeshah will be exposed to the American people whatever that means. Corrine, as I pointed out in that the sort of memory wall, he did reach out into Coursey and ask, hey, I need to come up with an alternative alternative vision for that that tweet that I sent out now. That's exactly right. Jonathan look. It's there's no secret that Robert Muller has been zeroing on Roger stone for some time. Now, you don't need a crystal ball to know that or to see that an indictment is coming as way. I mean, Roger stone is going to be indicted. It's just a matter of time. I mean, he is Roger stone is dirty trickster. He pedals and conspiracy theories. This is what he's been doing for decades upon decades. He's the long-term a business partner of Paul Manafort, who is now an indicted felon. You know, he is the longest serving if you think about it aid to Donald Trump even lock serve longer than than a Cohen that Michael Cohen. And so he also is admitted to speak into Russia national Russian nationals named Henry Greenburg who offered to pay. Two million who asked who get paid two million dollars to to get to give dirt on Hillary Clinton? So I mean, Roger stone is a link, and and what's been happening is Robert Muller has been pretty much handling this kind of like when he goes after mobsters, which he's had in the past. He has gone around and talk to either interviewed or subpoenaed at least eight people around. Roger stone's stone isn't a lot of trouble right now. EJ Roger soon. Is Korean says probably in a lot of trouble. And one of the things I think prosecutors are looking for is for him to turn on the president. But here's what Roger stone had to say in that same interview on ABC earlier. 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. I've had no discussion regarding a pardon. Actually EJ. I've got another question Maria today's a Kumar to take to take that one. Clearly, the idea that he's not going to. I'm not going to do that. I've I've had no discussions regarding a pardon doc, the lady protest too much a little too much. What is so rich about this? Roger stone interview is that if folks basically join me in going back to the future in June where he was basically saying well molar must not have anything on me because he hasn't called while you know, what Roger sit tight after Tuesday because.
"roger stone" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"The hacking or collusion, and it could be something in his past, and that's what Andrew Miller might know about Davis Davidson here quite close. Yeah, yeah, for sure. Was she around while you were filling the film? Yes, actually kind of the the film before the film, if you will, we followed her twenty thirteen cultural or run where she was actually running against Eliot Spitzer who's trying to make a political comeback at the time. The campaign fizzled out because she got in stared in FBI sting and was arrested for selling prescription drugs. So that was her second time in prison, and she didn't get out of prison until I think it was may of twenty sixteen so so her sort of knowledge of of working for Roger isn't really time of the Trump campaign. Whereas with Andrew Millar, he was brought back into the fold around around the time the RMC he was with Roger in Cleveland and and certainly was working for him the months after that there sort of in question, you know, one thing bednets writing is you've got Muller having referred some cases. We know he's referred lack of Fara registration of a number of folks at work in DC that aren't Paul Manafort to US attorneys. We know he's referred out the Michael Cohen matter to the southern district this he has not referred out. I mean, this is this is the Muller grand jury that is looking at stone. Yeah, I think that's right. And. I think the reason for that is pretty clear, which is that. You know, if you look at the GR you the hacking indictment. The link to Roger stone is the collusion stuff right? And the the heart of the Muller investigation is the question of coordination between the Russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election and anybody associated with the Trump campaign. The person who is most clearly identified with that in the document itself is Roger stone. And so I think this is the most public aspect we have other than the Trump Tower meeting of what is really the heart and soul of the Mueller investigation. It's great point, and I keep coming back to the fact they mention how often he's in contact with senior campaign officials in the indictment of the Russian officials just a few weeks ago tomorrow and Ben witness, great to have you both. From one of the possible legal jeopardy facing Roger soon on joined by Paul Butler and Mimi Rocca both former federal prosecutors, current NS NBC legal analyst. Let me start with you on a play you Andrew Miller's lawyer. Andrew Miller is being represented by sort of conservative action. We're going that clearly is sort of taking him on as kind of cause in the broader assault on the Muller investigation. Here's what he had to say. Vision. Challenging fusion with special counsel. This is. On the..
"roger stone" Discussed on The New Washington
"But they're not getting anything personnel on tuesday alberto the alternative to the strategy ice outlined which is trump and the republicans have failed and you have to wear their failure why should he do that he's not a is not establishment republican anyway so thank you i want to end on a loyalty question sis clearly something trump values almost above all other things in his advisors are you loyal to me when you look at the relationship between roger stone and donald trump how do you view stones actions as examples of loyalty or betrayals of that loyalty and and what might that say about his ongoing role in trump's inner circle as somebody who influences him look i think that one of the things that um trump sees as a form of loyalty is durability and stone has been around a very very long time for trump a lot of people in trump's world slide in an out stone is a as i said always there in some form or another um they might be arguing about something they might be disagreeing they might be having one of their public spats which they've had repeatedly one of the weird things about loyalty with trump as he he always kind of wants what he doesn't completely have and you are never more valuable to donald trump than when you're walking away from him so the fact that stone has this sort of half distance half in half out will always always always keep him pretty close and he knows a lot about trump that also um nixed trump want to keep people close.
"roger stone" Discussed on The New Washington
"Too many generals first of all i need seven days in may is all about a military coup village and uh you know that's not what stone was referring to explicitly in that quote that i have to imagine that he was aware of the double meaning when he senate i would imagine that that is part of his concern and i just think the president has unfortunately surrounded himself with the number of globalists' who don't share his world view and you say lisa globalist what exactly do you mean uh those who think that the sovereignty of the united states's secondarily loo we need to move into some kind of international arrangement in which we just accept the inevitable decline of our country maggie roger stone is pretty explicit and our conversation in his fear that then in the nationalist war against the globalists' in this white house that the globalists' are winning so who are the globalism this white house and are they winning as roger stone fears sure i mean like the word the term globalist is um you know it's used on breitbart dot com i'm steven its website with like big bright globes um bright eight in its most negative connotation i think it's critics believe that it's got a it's got a bit of an anti semitic patina um i think other people disagree with that dan it's you know that the targets for the people who are seen as clinical globalists' spice john and a lot of stance supporters are gary cohn the top economic advisor uh dina powell who is a deputy national security adviser how do you justify dina habib paul being in the trump white house why do you say her mental name like them well because that's her name.