Former Trump adviser and long-time friend Roger Stone, said this week that his life has greatly changed because of the Mueller probe and his recent indictment on seven felony counts.
Stone, who has been one of the more outspoken associates of the president when it comes to the Mueller investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to the Russian government, claims that his life has been turned upside down financially.
“It has had a negative financial impact on my family. I still have some work. I’m eating a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches,” Stone said, according to the Sun Sentinel, as he also pointed out that he lost both his health and life insurance policies in December and had to sell his car.
In addition to the financial burden he claims to be facing, Stone also claims that his family now receives a constant stream of threats.
“It’s very dangerous to be me these days,” he complained.
Because of his legal bills, Mr. Stone says he must raise at least $2 million for his defense, but also says that the possible gag order being threatened on him by US prosecutors would make it difficult for him to solicit donations online.
At the peak of Stone’s political career in the 80’s and 90’s as a political consultant, he reportedly earned $1 million a year, but now estimates place his net worth at around $500,000 according to CelebrityNetWorth.com