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We Could All Be Roger Stone

Roger Stone Arrested











The news that our friend and former colleague Roger Stone was indicted by witch-hunter-in-chief Robert Mueller was on one level no big surprise, given that Roger had predicted it several times over the past few months.

However, the circumstances of Mr. Stone’s subsequent public arrest, covered live by CNN with a SWAT team posted for added drama, made us wonder if we could all be Roger Stone.

(We have contributed to the Roger Stone Legal Defense Fund and we hope you and other CHQ readers and friends will do likewise.)

Mr. Stone’s “crimes” according to the brief indictment were all process crimes – one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements and one count of witness tampering – they have nothing to do with the thoroughly debunked fabrication that President Trump “colluded” with the Russian government to steal the 2016 presidential election.

Moreover, the allegations in the indictment do not claim that Stone ever possessed any of the emails and other documents stolen from the Clinton campaign and the DNC and published by Wikileaks.

What the indictment says is that Stone was in contact with an “intermediary” who was in contact with Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who is holed-up in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London.

But the indictment does not allege that the intermediary, who was in contact with Assange, ever possessed any of the emails and other documents stolen from the Clinton campaign and the DNC.

The email traffic between Stone and the intermediary is all about when and if Wikileaks was going to release material damaging to the DNC and the Clinton campaign. Furthermore, it includes no proof that the intermediary actually met with or communicated with Assange, other than the intermediary’s claim to have done so.

A careful reading of the traffic between Stone and the intermediary could be interpreted as two guys exchanging political gossip, or perhaps two B.S. artists blowing smoke up each other’s skirts – there’s nothing there other than a bunch of big talk about Wikileaks, but no actual leaked information.

Indeed, one of the main exchanges cited in the indictment is an online conversation regarding predictions that never materialized. So, a careful reading of the material could lead one to believe that neither Stone, nor the intermediary had any real inside information from Wikileaks – it was all B.S.

Appearing on the "Special Report" All-Star panel Byron York, chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner, summed up that take on the facts alleged in the indictment this way:

The main thing to remember reading this indictment is, Roger Stone has always been a kind of a BS artist. He brags about all sort of dirty deeds, some of which he hasn’t even done, and he was doing that in connection to this case in public. And then the House had him come for an interview and asked him about those statements under oath and he allegedly lied about it all and it has all kind of caught up with him. But as far as revealing some sort of scheme or conspiracy, it just doesn’t do it…

On Saturday Mr. Stone used his Instagram account to mock special counsel Robert Mueller and dub the charges against him a big "nothingburger."

"Here’s what Mueller has on me #nothingburger," Stone posted on Saturday according to reporting by USA Today. The post accompanied a doctored image of Mueller dressed up as a waiter holding an empty bun on a silver platter.

In a media appearance on Sunday Stone called the indictment "thin as piss on a rock" and said that text messages cited in it were taken out of context.

If all Mueller has on Roger Stone is what’s in the indictment, then we agree with Stone’s characterization of it.  What’s more, if one is required to remember and take ownership of every political prognostication and boast about one’s political acumen where does it end?

Apply the same logic to golf or fishing and every golfer whose six-foot putt stretched to thirty and every fisherman whose minnow turned into Moby Dick would be in jail.

Mueller's illegal leaks have destroyed Roger Stone’s business, and the cost of lawyers to defend multiple sore-loser lawsuits, as well as the witch hunt investigations by the US Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, have virtually bankrupted Stone and destroyed his family.

The way we see it, Roger Stone’s only crimes are being friends with Donald Trump, authoring the best-selling book The Clintons' War On Women, and using his considerable skills at manipulating the media to keep the story of Hillary Clinton’s many real crimes alive – and pissing-off Robert Mueller and his band of Democrat witch hunters in the process.

We have contributed to the Roger Stone Legal Defense Fund and we hope you and other CHQ readers and friends will do likewise.

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