Stone Speaks: ‘No Circumstances I Would Plead Guilty’ To ‘Bogus Charges’

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January 25, 2019 12:27 p.m.
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Shortly after his court appearance Friday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Roger Stone spoke to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on “The Alex Jones Show” about the pre-dawn FBI raid and indictment, and his intention to fight the charges.

“These charges are thin to say the least, they’re trying to destroy me,” Stone said. “They have attempted to destroy me financially prior to this, and want me to plead guilty to bogus charges.”

“I contest all of them: in my testimony I made honest mistakes from my memory, or immaterial and inconsequential [misstatements],” he continued. “As long as I have breath in my body and a dollar to spend for a lawyer, I will not give up will fight. There are no circumstances I would plead guilty, no circumstances I would bear false witness against the President.”

“Once again, there is no evidence of Russia collusion, WikiLeaks collaboration,” he said. “I am not charged with doing anything inappropriate or illegal to assist in [Trump’s] election. I am being persecuted for being a 40-year friend and associate.”

Stone then shared the details of his day, starting with the FBI’s pre-dawn raid.

“At approximately the crack of dawn, around 6 AM, 29 FBI agents with 17 vehicles with all their lights flashing pounded on the door, woke my wife and I up and came to the door pointing weapons at me,” Stone said. “They took me outside where I was handcuffed.”

“They allowed me to dress and I was taken to an FBI processing facility in Miami-Dade county where I was fingerprinted,” he continued. “The FBI was exceedingly courteous and they treated me very well.”

“I was taken from there to the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale where I went to bond hearing wearing shackles on my hands and feet. A representative from the Special Counsel and U.S. Attorney and my attorneys jointly agreed to a $250,000 bond on which I will be released,” he said. “I had to wait in a holding cell for processing and I have now just come out.”

He then advertised his legal defense fund, asking for donations to help him defray his legal costs.

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