Roger Stone is going to be indicted and arrested soon. Robert Mueller’s grand jury has reached the point where it’s hauling in the witnesses who are the closest to Stone, which means that he’s a target, and that the proceedings against him are nearly complete. Stone himself recently admitted on Meet The Press that he expects to be indicted, while declaring his innocence. We’ve recently learned that Stone is going down for something that looks a lot like espionage. Now we’re learning that Stone has also been making murder threats.
Stone just got sold out by his former friend Randy Credico. The Wall Street Journal got ahold of emails that reveal Stone asked Credico to help him get ahold of Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian puppet WikiLeaks. This means Stone was plotting with a foreign enemy to try to alter the outcome of the election. Credico responded to the WSJ story by asserting that he’s fully willing to cooperate with Robert Mueller. Now it turns out Credico has been preparing to give Stone up all along, and Stone threatened to kill him over it.
Back in early April, after Credico messaged Stone informing him that he was going to give everything up, according to Mother Jones, Stone replied in an obscene and threatening manner: “I am so ready. Let’s get it on. Prepare to die cock sucker.” We don’t know if this legally counts as a death threat, but Credico says he took it as one. More importantly, the law may view this as an attempt at witness intimidation, as Stone was trying to stop Credico from giving up evidence against him. Will the grand jury indict him on that charge as well?
Remarkably, this happened six weeks ago, before it became clear to all involved that Roger Stone was going to be indicted and arrested. So this isn’t merely some last minute meltdown on Stone’s part now that he’s realized he’s circling the bowl. This has been going on for awhile now. Stone claims that eight of his associates have been subpoenaed to testify against him. Do we even want to know how many of the eight he’s threatened to murder?
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