Roger Stone reveals text messages showing he did not lie to protect President Trump
UPDATED 10:14 AM PT — Monday, August 3, 2020
Roger Stone recently revealed evidence that appears to challenge claims made by Democrat lawmakers who have said Stone was willing to lie for President Trump.
On Sunday, Stone provided screenshots of a text conversation he had with NBC news analyst Howard Fineman that said Fineman never believed Stone was hiding criminal knowledge in order to protect the president.
The texts contradict claims made by Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell during an investigative hearing of Attorney General William Barr where he questioned Stone’s integrity.
“He bragged and he lied to save Trump’s butt, but why would he lie?” asked Swalwell. “Your prosecutors, Mr. Barr, told a jury that Stone lied because the truth looked bad for Donald Trump.”
Fineman claimed Stone was not protecting the president during the Mueller investigation despite his allegations the president may be forced to pay Stone back for his silence on certain issues.
Stone said the Mueller team did the opposite of what Swallwell alleged by pressuring him to testify against President Trump.