The Left is going after one of its favorite targets, Roger Stone, again. The supposed agent provocateur has been targeted repeatedly because of his horrible crime of knowing Donald Trump for years, beginning long before Trump’s successful run for president. Now progressives are trying to get Stone for his alleged role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Stone was pardoned by Trump for his obstruction of justice conviction in the Russiagate hoax (yes, I know — how does someone obstruct a fraudulent investigation that in itself is an example of injustice?). Now that Trump is out of office, the liberals are still trying to toss Stone into the pokey.
Recently the Biden Justice Department hit Stone and his cancer-stricken wife with a $2 million civil suit. To be fair, the DOJ didn’t know the extent of Stone’s wife’s illness when they filed the suit.
The investigation into Stone’s alleged incitement on Jan. 6 is borne out of his appearance in a video shot that morning in which he addresses Trump supporters.
The “suspicions” video that follows was first released by ABC News in February:
“So, hopefully, we have this today, right?” one supporter asks Stone in the video, “We shall see,” Stone replies. While ABC is implying that the unidentified supporter was talking about the riot, he could just as easily have been talking about the congressional count of electors to happen later that day. In this reading, the question would have referred to the members who said they would oppose the counts of their specific states. (The fools who rioted at the Capitol destroyed the very slim chance to overturn the electoral votes of key states.)
In the video, the ABC reporter calls the riot “deadly riot,” which is accurate. Except that the only person killed was Ashli Babbit, an Air Force veteran and Trump supporter who was shot by Capitol police without any audible warning. The details of her shooting and the identify of the officer who shot her are being kept under wraps by law enforcement. This raises suspicion regarding whether or not it was a “good shoot.”
The people acting as bodyguards for Stone in the video are members of the “Oath Keepers,” a far-right group that agreed with Stone that the election was stolen. Stone had received threats before the riot and accepted the offer of help from this group without knowing what they represented. If standing next to rightist extremists a few hours before they rioted makes one culpable, doesn’t Barack Obama’s two-plus decades association with Jeremiah Wright, a leftist extremist, make him an America hater?
Apparently, thanks to the four-month-old video, Stone is under investigation.
The day before the riot, Stone made a speech to Trump supporters in which he said:
This is a fight for the future of the United States of America, it is a fight for the future of Western civilization as we know it, it is a fight between dark and light. It’s a fight between the godly and the godless. It’s a fight between good and evil. And we dare not fail or we will step out into one thousand years of darkness.
Then he said of the demonstration scheduled for the next day:
Tomorrow when the Left tries to bait you, let’s be very clear: We renounce violence.
If only the “peaceful protesters” the Left is so bent on sheltering were willing to make the same pledge.
Cross-posted at The Lid