NEW: Documentary footage shows Roger Stone working behind the scenes to overturn the 2020 election and secure preemptive pardons for himself, Republicans in Congress and the pro-Trump movement after the Jan. 6 riot https://t.co/2bSncbdxsH
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) March 4, 2022
Stone allowed the filmmakers to document his activities during extended periods over more than two years.
Post reporters reviewed more than 20 hours of video filmed for the documentary, “A Storm Foretold,” which is expected to be released later this year. https://t.co/Bfpm8fY6jE
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 4, 2022
Roger Stone, (once again) taking notes on a criminal f*cking conspiracy:
As a mob ransacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Roger Stone, Donald Trump’s longest-serving political adviser, hurried to pack a suitcase inside his elegant suite on the fifth floor of the Willard hotel. He wrapped his tailored suits in trash bags, reversed his black face mask so its “Free Roger Stone” logo was hidden, then slipped out of town for a hastily arranged private flight from Dulles International Airport.
“I really want to get out of here,” Stone told an aide, as they were filmed at the hotel by a Danish camera crew for a documentary on the veteran Republican operative. Stone said he feared prosecution by the incoming attorney general, Merrick Garland. “He is not a friend,” Stone said…
Stone privately coordinated post-election protests with prominent figures, and in January he communicated by text message with leaders of far-right groups that had been involved in the attack on the Capitol, the footage shows. The filmmakers did not capture conversations between Stone and Trump, but on several occasions, Stone told them or his associates that he remained in contact with the president…
On the day of the attack, as he packed his bags, Stone told the filmmakers the riot was a mistake and would be “really bad” for the pro-Trump movement.
On the eve of the 2020 election, however, he seemed to welcome the prospect of clashes with left-wing activists. In a recorded conversation, as an aide spoke of driving trucks into crowds of racial justice protesters, Stone said: “Once there’s no more election, there’s no reason why we can’t mix it up. These people are going to get what they’ve been asking for.”…