With Robert Mueller closing in, former Trump adviser and InfoWars conspiracy theorist, Roger Stone, has found himself in hot water over allegations of spreading false information on several media platforms.
Mueller is currently investigating whether or not Stone and associate Jerome Corsi had anything to do with, or had prior knowledge of WikiLeaks’ plans to publish hacked emails from Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential election.
Stone has denied any wrong-doing, but Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who will soon be the head of the House Intelligence Committee, is out to prove otherwise and has requested documents from Stone regarding Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections. So far, Stone has refused to cooperate and even invoked his Fifth Amendment Rights in response to Schiff’s request.
Stone has also made it perfectly clear that he will not betray “the President” to Mueller.
But Monday, in a defamation lawsuit seeking over $100 million in damages, Roger Stone agreed to settle and admitted to publishing false reports on InfoWars. This suit was separate from the Russia investigation, but his admittance to wrong-doing in this case just goes to show that investigators have every reason to believe that Stone would lie about pretty much anything.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the settlement agreement “requires Stone to run ads in national newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, apologizing for making defamatory statements about a Chinese businessman who is a vocal critic of Beijing. It also requires Stone to publish a retraction of the false statements on social media. Doing so exempts him from paying any of the damages.”
In a text message to the Journal Stone said that he had acted “irresponsibly” and said:
‘I am solely responsible for fulfilling the terms of the settlement.’
Things are not looking good for Roger Stone. It sounds like it would be in his best interests to cooperate with the Mueller investigation, lest he finds himself behind bars with the rest of the Trump lackeys.
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