PoliticsThursday 10.13.22

1/6 committee shows Roger Stone invoking his 5th amendment rights against self incrimination.

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The January 6th Committee showed Roger Stone invoking his 5th amendment rights against self incrimination when asked if he believed the January 6th violence was justified and if he had any hand in helping to plan the violence. Roger Stone is a longtime conservative strategist and was one of Donald Trump’s top advisors. He had been charged and sentenced to jail for obstructing a congressional investigation, witness intimidation, and lying to authorities during the Trump administration, but he was pardoned by Donald Trump.

LOFGREN: “The Select Committee called Mr. Stone as a witness but he invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.”

COMMITTEE: “Do you believe the violence on January 6th was justified?”

STONE: “On the advice of counsel, I respectfully decline to answer your question on the basis of the Fifth Amendment.”

COMMITTEE: “And Mr. Stone did you have any role in planning for the violence on January 6th.”

STONE: “Once again I will assert my Fifth Amendment right to decline to answer your question.”

Recount Wire