Speaking at a packed and sweltering hot Capitol Hill Club on Tuesday evening, infamous political troublemaker and former Donald Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone declared in no uncertain terms that the allegations of Russian collusion with the now-president’s campaign are a “steaming plate of bullshit.”
“I want to talk about two things tonight, first of all I want to talk about the idea that Donald Trump, or members of Trump family, or members of the Trump campaign colluded with representatives of the Russian state to affect the outcome of the 2016 election. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a fairy tale,” Stone asserted. “This is a steaming plate of bullshit.”
Stone was visiting the swamp to speak at a meeting of the DC Young Conservatives about his latest book ‘The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution’, which details his involvement with the presidential campaign. Roughly 300 people showed up for the speech, and to have him sign books — which he rapidly sold out of at the event.
Addressing the latest “scandal” and allegations of Russian collusion with Donald Trump Jr., Stone asserted that “there was a presidential candidate blackmailable by the Russians… that candidate was Hillary Rodham Clinton.” He also asserted that “the next thing you’re going to hear is that the Trump family dog was colluding with a Russian wolfhound.”
“So far, Democrats on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees have not produced one centiliter of evidence that demonstrates collusion with the Russians. Now, I give John Podesta some great credit because he’s the one who invented this false narrative. Why? Well, he had to distract from the fact that he and his brother Tony, in bed with Hillary Clinton, were making millions of dollars from the oligarchs around Putin.”
Stone added, “what better way to distract from the fact that there was a presidential candidate in bed with the Russians? There was a presidential candidate blackmailable by the Russians. There was a presidential candidate literally taking millions in speaking fees, contributions, and business deals. That candidate was Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
Speaking of Trump Jr. and the latest scandal, Stone said that he has known him since he was a child and that there was no wrongdoing. He also called the attacks upon him “despicable.”
“When you are in the midst of a presidential campaign and somebody credible comes to you and says that they have evidence of your opponents’ wrongdoing and that the evidence can be documented — then it would be malpractice not to meet with that person and hear what they have to say.” He added that during this particular meeting there was no information, so the meeting had no result.
Many of those in attendance lamented that they had never seen so many people show up for an event in the packed room.
Stone also called for the Republican Party to return to its roots of limited government, strong national defense, low taxes, and spending control.
“A government that stays out of your bedroom and out of the boardroom — that’s my Republican Party,” Stone asserted.
The political operative added that he believes that the Republican Party has morphed into a “pale comparison” of the “other party.”
“Both parties dominated by Wall Street, both parties dominated by K Street — both parties working together to bring us endless war, corrosion of our civil liberties, massive debt and spending,” Stone said.
Stone added that the good news is that the nomination and then election of Trump changes all of that, and that the Republican Party can now return to what it was under Ronald Reagan — the party of the middle class.
“The party of the producers, not the takers — this is our birthright,” Stone said. “Let us also return to being the party of civil rights and civil liberties.” He added that it was Nixon who desegregated public schools without violence.
Speaking to Big League Politics in June, Stone confirmed that he will be testifying before the Senate in a closed hearing about the alleged Russian collusion.
“I think we are very close to a tentative agreement for the ground rules of a testimony in July, but they are not open to a public session,” Stone told Big League. “Which figures, because they attack me in public sessions. Remember that members of Congress have immunity for the libelous and false things they say — so when Adam Schiff from California tells an egregious lie and defames you, unfortunately you can’t sue him — or I would.”
He added that, “frankly, I have a few questions I need to ask Schiff about why an Iranian arms dealer is doing fundraisers for him, and a follow up question of why won’t you just resign? He needs to resign from Congress, he’s an embarrassment.”