Roger Stone Calls Steve Bannon a ‘Judas’ for Allegedly Giving Contradictory Testimony at His Trial
There is no love lost between long-time Trump confidant Roger Stone and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, with an unleashed Stone hurling major accusations toward Bannon on social media now that his gag order is up.
Stone, fresh off a deep state railroading, is accusing Bannon of collaborating with the deep state because of questionable testimony he gave during his trial.
“Steve Bannon is a Judas,” Stone proclaimed in a Facebook post, adding that Bannon “either lied to the Committee which is the exact crime that I am unjustly charged with , or he lied at my trial to assist Robert Mueller‘s dirty cops in their efforts to railroad me because I refused to provide false testimony about President Donald Trump.”
Stone is referencing a New York Post story alleging that Bannon contradicted himself while testifying under oath to the House Intelligence Committee in 2018 and giving testimony during Stone’s trial.
The report claims that Bannon told the court that he discussed WikiLeaks and the organization’s founder Julian Assange with Stone before he became Trump’s campaign manager in Aug. 2016. Bannon reportedly told the House Intelligence Committee that he never discussed WikiLeaks with Stone in Jan. 2018.
“There does appear a glaring and irreconcilable conflict in what Bannon stated in testimony before Congress and the court. What is striking is that this was not a peripheral point but one of the main areas of inquiry,” said Jonathan Turley, a George Washington University Law School professor who was called to testify at Trump’s impeachment hearings.
“He has two diametrically opposite sworn statements in a high-profile controversy with dozens of attorneys in attendance,” Turley said to the New York Post.
Stone is accusing Bannon of making deals with federal spooks in order to protect himself from potential perjury charges for the contradictory testimony.
“I am deeply disappointed by Mr. Bannon’s now-documented betrayal,” Stone said. “I believe the prosecutors suborned perjury by Steve Bannon and I have no idea what deal he may have made for immunity or for non-prosecution.”
Bannon’s attorney William A. Burck maintains that his client committed no wrongdoing and any perceived incongruence in Bannon’s answers is due to the entire investigation being a convoluted mess.
“Steve was asked a series of disjointed, compound and confusing questions over the course of days of statements and testimony. And he was not even provided the emails in question to refresh his memory,” Burck said.
“In contrast, the prosecutors asked proper questions using the relevant emails—which is how an investigation is supposed to be done. The difference lies not in his testimony but in what you get from poor questioning versus proper questioning. As anyone reading the full transcript knows, Steve’s testimony, procured by subpoena, was accurate and consistent,” he added.
Big League Politics broke the story last month of how Stone’s prosecutors deceived witnesses during grand jury testimony. The deep state hoax against President Trump has caused a great deal of collateral damage within the populist right, and the Stone-Bannon feud is another example of that.