Roger Stone Threatened to “Take up Arms” If Trump Was Removed Illegitimately
Roger Stone was arrested by the FBI last week on 7 counts including lying to congress and witness tampering. Stone has been making the media circuit rounds this week to complain about how he was treated. He told reporters, “To storm my house with greater force than was used to take down bin Laden or El Chapo or Pablo Escobar, to terrorize my wife and my dogs … It’s unconscionable.”
In December of 2017, Stone filmed a video with Alex Jones, that may have given the FBI reason to worry. In the segment, Stone and the controversial Infowars host fire a variety of semi-automatic weapons. The video was titled: Roger Stone Prepares For Civil War After Trump Is Removed From Office: LIVE AUTO GUNFIRE.”
Prior to filming the video, Stone told TMZ, “We do not advocate violence or foment violence, but if there is a coup d’etat, if there is an illegitimate unconstitutional effort to remove Donald Trump on trumped-up charges by a biased and partisan prosecutors (sic) or an illegitimate takedown by the 25th Amendment, there will be a civil war in this country.”
Stone appeared on Jones’ show shortly after his arrest. Jones has repeatedly expressed a willingness to take up arms in a fight against Democrats or during a “race war”.
In the video, Stone says, ““The Trump constituency has been awakened and they will not be put to sleep.” He also claims a willingness to use weapons to “defend the constitution.”
While Stone’s rhetoric during the segment was incendiary, he sang a much different tune to reporters this week. The former adviser to President Trump lamented, “I’m 66 years old. I do not own a gun. I do not have a valid passport. I have no prior criminal record. I’m charged with nonviolent process crimes.”
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