Roger Stone certainly knows his way around a scandal. The man has been at the center of Washington’s most infamous moments more than once, and that’s saying something about a town as decrepit as DC.
It was just a day ago that President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Stone, who was set to serve several years behind bars after indictments stemming from the RussiaGate investigation. After ample evidence presented itself, President Trump was convinced to essentially pardon his longtime acquaintance.
Stone, being as savvy in the face of national controversy as anyone who ever lived, almost immediately found himself on television, firing back at the Deep State derelicts who dared try to detain him.
Roger Stone appeared on Sean Hannity’s FOX News program for his first interview following President Trump’s decision to commute his sentence. Stone talked about how his faith guided him and his take on the probe led by then-special counsel Robert Mueller. Transcript, via FOX News below.
“Well, this is the most horrible experience you can have because I see immediately why 99 percent of the people who choose to plead not guilty and go to trial lose, when you’re up against the horrific and deep-pocketed resources of the federal government and these really sadistic, arrogant, politically motivated prosecutors,” Stone said. “And I had a biased judge. I had a stacked jury. I had a corrupt jury forewoman. As my friend Tucker Carlson said, my trial was over before it started. And now when you go through something like this, Sean, you find out who your real friends are and who the people are who really never were your friends. You had been a tremendous friend. You have done a great job of keeping people informed.”
Video of the interview showed a clearly terse Stone:
Stone would go on to reiterate his belief that his history of respiratory frailty would have made any length of time spent behind bars a life sentence, on account of the prevalence of the coronavirus within the prison system.