WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Republican political consultant, author, strategist, and self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” Roger Stone told supporters the recent “bombshell” testimony provided by former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson to the January 6th Committee, is false and baseless.
Stone, a close ally of the former President Donald Trump, denounced Hutchinson’s claims – which also included accusations that Trump attempted to commandeer the presidential limousine in an attempt to join the rioters that stormed the U.S. Capitol – allegations that are considered hearsay as a third person account, and that the Secret Service did not confirm when making a public statement.
In his email, Stone was referencing the same witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, for including within her testimony false and baseless claims “seem bent on framing me” through a “Democrat/Media campaign of guilt by Association”
“The attacks on me by the Democrats and their allies in the media just do not end. Just as the January 6th ‘Unselect” Committee is trying to destroy President Trump to prevent him from running for President again they seem bent on framing me for some crime I know nothing about….. Despite the fact that I was not on the Ellipse, did not march to the Capitol and was not at the Capitol on January 6th, the January 6th Committee headed by Adam Schiff and Liz Cheney have produced a ‘witness’ who has made false and baseless charges against me.”
Among the claims that Hutchinson made about Stone include testimony that the veteran political consultant had spoken to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Michael Flynn the night before the attack at the Capitol, although she said she was “not sure” about the exact topic of the conversation. However, Re. Liz Cheney (R- WY) purported that the phone call was made to discuss “what would play out the next day,” presumably meaning the march on the Capitol by supporters of Trump.
“No such conversation ever took place. In fact I have never spoken to Mark Meadows on the phone that day or any other day!” Stone said. “This is part of an overall Democrat/Media campaign of ‘guilt by Association’ fueled by their fury that, by the grace of God, I escaped the deadly snare set for me by Schiff and Robert Mueller when I refused to lie and bear false witness against my friend of 42 years Donald Trump.”
Additional testimony from the January 6th Committee claimed that Stone and Flynn had set up a “war room” of sorts on January 5 in the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C., which Meadow interacted with via phone throughout the evening. Again, Stone denied the accusation.
“I neither set-up, was in nor was aware of any ‘War Room’ at the Willard Hotel on January 6th. Neither was General Flynn,” he said. “Even now the January 6th Committee harasses me despite the fact that I was not at the Capitol and know nothing about any violent or illegal activity that day. Nor was I involved in the legal effort to delay the certification of the Electoral College. I went to DC to make a speech- and did so on January 5th.”
“My ‘crime’ seems to be expressing my opinion – based on 40 years in American politics working for four Presidents – and my Constitutionally guaranteed free speech right to say that the election was permeated with fraud,” Stone continued.
Stone concluded his email newsletter by claiming that he has been repeated harassed in public, and that his legal woes – he was convicted in November 2019 on charges relating to Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, only to be pardoned by Trump in 2020 – have severely tapped his personal financial resources, especially in light of his wife’s recent health issues.
“My wife and I are still struggling to recover financially from the two year witch hunt in which I was pressured mercilessly to bear false witness against my friend of 42 years, President Donald Trump, which I refused to do,” he said. “The vicious media lynch mob pours gasoline on this threat by smearing me without any regard for the truth or the facts.”
“It is only through my redemption in Jesus Christ that my life was spared by a Presidential pardon and through the healing power of the Lord that my wife has overcome the aggressive stage 4 cancer she was diagnosed with shortly after my pardon,” Stone added, and asked for donations from his supporters to assist with his many bills.
Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony, said to be considered explosive, has been called into question by several insiders including some former West Wing colleagues as well as officials with the Secret Service rebutting specific claims and descriptions she made. The agents involved have also reportedly agreed to testify that Trump did not lunge for the wheel of his vehicle or physically attack his security detail.