Bill Still Calls for Pardon of Roger Stone

On the April 22 episode of The Still Report, the popular YouTube channel of 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bill Still, Still urged viewers to sign a petition for President Donald Trump to pardon political operative Roger Stone.  Stone, 67, once a member of the Libertarian Party, was found guilty of false statements, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice.  He was sentenced to 40 months in prison to begin May 1.

Stone has a long history with third party and independent politics.  While working for the committee to re-elect President Richard Nixon in 1972, he sent a donation to Nixon’s Republican primary opponent, then-Congressman Pete McCloskey, in the name of the Young Socialist Alliance, the youth wing of the Socialist Workers Party, as a smear to connect McCloskey with the far left.  In 1980 he helped Independent presidential candidate John B. Anderson secure the nomination of the Liberal Party of New York, allegedly with use of a suitcase full of cash from notorious attorney Roy Cohn, in order to split the liberal opposition to ensure Ronald Reagan won the state.

Stone was the campaign director for Trump’s 2000 Reform Party presidential run and the campaign manager for Manhattan Madam Kristin Davis’ 2010 Anti-Prohibition Party candidacy for governor of New York.  He advised comedian Steve Berke of the After Party in his unsuccessful 2012 campaign for mayor of Miami Beach.  Stone joined the Libertarian Party sometime in 2012 and advised the Gary Johnson campaign in an unofficial capacity.  He briefly considered seeking the Libertarian Party’s 2014 nomination for governor of Florida and its 2016 nomination for U.S. Senate in Florida, but decided against it both times.  Stone later worked on Trump’s successful 2016 presidential campaign.

In January 2019, 29 FBI agents in SWAT gear conducted a predawn raid of Stone’s residence and took him into custody.  The FBI believed Stone had misled them and Congress about his contacts with Wikileaks and the Russian government.  Furthermore, they accused him of sending a threatening message to a potential witness, Randy Credico, a Stone acquaintance with his own heavy connection in third party politics. The FBI obtained a search warrant and an arrest warrant prior to the raid.

Afterwards, Stone was released on $250,000 bond.  Judge Amy Berman Jackson placed a gag order on him the next month after he posted an Instagram photo criticizing the judge.  This made it impossible for Stone to defend himself in the media and online.  After a one week trial and two days of deliberation, the jury found Stone guilty on all counts of making false statements, tampering with witnesses, and obstructing justice.  The judge sentenced him to 40 months in prison with a $20,000 fine.  Stone moved for a new trial due to prejudicial social media statements the jury foreperson allegedly made.  On April 16, the judge denied the request, lifted the gag order, and gave Stone two weeks to report to prison.

See the clip of The Still Report below:

I’m Still reporting on the Coup.
Former Trump adviser Roger Stone is about to be wrongly sent to jail on May 1. This despite people being let out of jails across the nation lest they contract the COVID-19 illness, which is rampaging through jails worldwide.  The 67 year old Stone believes his 40 month prison sentence for lying to Congress is tantamount to a death sentence because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

**Clip of Stone interview on Hannity**

That’s FreeRogerStone.com.  They have 424,000 signatures and it looks like the goal is to get a million signatures.  So if you could, please pass this around.  Roger only has less than 9 days of freedom left.

The petition Still references above has now attained, as of April 25, 439,214 signatures.  Unless President Trump issues a pardon, Stone has a little more than five days of freedom remaining.

See also: Still Report #41 – Roger Stone

16 thoughts on “Bill Still Calls for Pardon of Roger Stone

  1. paulie

    I don’t see him as a political prisoner. He engaged in witness intimidation, lying under oath and potentially threatening a judge among other things. Lock him up.

  2. paulie

    Obviously, he is not a political prisoner. He engaged in serious crimes which people get long sentences for all the time.

  3. Thomas Knapp

    He engaged in not telling Robert Mueller and Co. what Robert Mueller and Co. wanted to hear. Everything else flowed from that. And that’s not a crime of any kind, “serious” or otherwise.

  4. paulie

    Baloney. Seven counts, including witness tampering and lying to investigators. That’s not even remotely like just not telling investigators what they want to hear.

  5. Thomas Knapp

    “Lying to investigators” is politicianese for not telling “investigators” what they wanted to hear.

    Everything else flowed from that.

    The judge should have dismissed the case, heavily personally sanctioned the prosecutors who brought it, and admonished DOJ to knock off the malicious prosecution routine. Instead she decided to moonlight AS one of the prosecutors.

    Stone’s a piece of shit. So is Trump. You should know better than to make yourself look like a fascist pig by supporting turning them into martyrs.

  6. paulie

    “Lying to investigators” is politicianese for not telling “investigators” what they wanted to hear.

    Sometimes it is. Sometimes it actually is lying to investigators. This is a case of the latter.

    Everything else flowed from that.

    Witness intimidation is a real crime. It would still be a real crime even if Stone was falsely accused of lying to investigators.

    The judge should have dismissed the case, heavily personally sanctioned the prosecutors who brought it, and admonished DOJ to knock off the malicious prosecution routine.

    Well, that’s what Trump and Barr angled for, in a move that should have produced its own set of impeachments but didn’t.

    Instead she decided to moonlight AS one of the prosecutors.

    Quite the contrary; Barr induced prosecutors to act as defense during sentencing recommendations.

    Stone’s a piece of shit. So is Trump.

    Exactly.

    You should know better than to make yourself look like a fascist pig by supporting turning them into martyrs.

    Actually they are the fascist pigs, and far from being martyrs, it looks like they will skate. Trump will no doubt pardon Stone, who will go on to profit from his “martyrdom.” Trump himself has avoided prosecution by being president and by having allies in control of the Senate who wouldn’t impeach him if he used drone assassinations on everyone running against him or shot random people for fun from the white house lawn. In the end he will most likely immunize himself by pardoning anyone remotely connected to his crimes, much like Barr had Bush do the last time he was Attorney General.

    In the unlikely even that Trump can’t pardon himself or get pardoned by Pence and the Democrats actually manage to take over, chances are they will be too afraid of their own shadows to lock him up as he deserves. And in the more unlikely event they do go after him, he’ll be living in the penthouse at the new Trump Tower Moscow or Riyadh long before anyone actually tries to arrest him.

  7. dL

    I dislike Stone intensely, but I dislike letting the state hold political prisoners even more.

    Concur, but Stone is not the poster boy I would choose to advance that position.

  8. LibertyDave

    Roger Stone is not a political prisoner. A political prisoner is someone imprisoned because they have opposed or criticized the government responsible for their imprisonment. Stone is going to jail for lying to the government for personal gain.

    Roger Stone has used fraud to harm others for personal gain his entire career. Stone going to jail for lying is called being held responsible for his own actions.

  9. paulie

    Roger Stone is not a political prisoner. A political prisoner is someone imprisoned because they have opposed or criticized the government responsible for their imprisonment. Stone is going to jail for lying to the government for personal gain.

    Roger Stone has used fraud to harm others for personal gain his entire career. Stone going to jail for lying is called being held responsible for his own actions.

    Agreed, and he also intimidated a witness and perhaps threatened the judge. He is however likely to get a political pardon.

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