Roger Stone has always had a flair for the overly dramatic, if not downright fantastical, such as last January when he told Alex Jones that he had survived an assassination attempt:
Then a few months later he spun a minor fender bender into yet another attempt on his life and Jones advised him to start travelling by armored truck. This morning Stone will appear before the House Intelligence Committee and to say that he’s imbued the occasion with all the solemnity of a circus is putting it mildly.
Stone has also demanded to be examined in a life session and to have a full transcript of the proceedings provided to him afterwards. Politico:
Stone had long demanded that he testify in an open session, which would have provided a live-television platform for his colorful denunciations of the Russia probe. He had previously been slated to appear before the committee in July, only to have his hearing canceled. In a subsequent tirade on Alex Jones’s InfoWars show, Stone ripped Democrats as “pimps” for the delay.
Stone has proudly styled himself as a master of dark political arts since he served as an aide on Richard Nixon’s 1968 campaign. After a years-long business relationship with Trump, the men linked up in 2000 for the developer’s short-lived flirtation with a presidential bid on the Reform Party ticket.
“Why [do] the Democrats oppose transparency? What are they hiding? What don’t they want the people to see?” Stone said in an email. “That Adam Schiff is a grandstanding Sammy Glick who thus far has not produced a scintilla of evidence the actual Collusion with the Russians?”
Comparing Adam Schiff to Roger Stone is like comparing a dolphin to a sea sponge. Today’s testimony should be entertaining.