Roger Stone, a former campaign advisor for Donald Trump, just appeared for a deposition before the House January 6th Committee. Instead of answering their questions, Stone has revealed that he chose to plead the Fifth.
Stone, a political consultant and lobbyist who has worked on the campaigns of Republican politicians since the 1970s, met with the Democrat-run committee on December 17th.
Soon after leaving the meeting, the former Trump advisor announced that he had exercised his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to every single question the committee asked him.
Stone has said that the reason he chose to plead the Fifth is because he has done nothing wrong, calling the investigation a “witch hunt,” and pointing to the overtly partisan nature of the committee, which is made up entirely of Democrats and RINOs. Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger are the only Republicans that were allowed to join the 7 Democrats on the committee that was created to investigate the so-called Capitol “insurrection” that took place on January 6th, 2021.
“I did invoke my Fifth Amendment rights to every question. Not because I have done anything wrong, but because I am fully aware of the House Democrats’ long history of fabricating perjury charges on the basis of comments that are innocuous, immaterial, or irrelevant,” Stone said, speaking to the press soon after the meeting.
Roger Stone after Jan. 6 committee deposition:
"I did invoke my Fifth Amendment rights to every question. Not because I have done anything wrong, but because I am fully aware of the House Democrats' long history of fabricating perjury charges."
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 17, 2021
Roger Stone has denied any involvement in the events of that day.
“And any claim, assertion or even implication that I knew about or was involved in any way whatsoever with the illegal and politically counterproductive activities of Jan. 6, is categorically false,” he said. “What disturbs me is any investigation into my activities on Jan. 5, which is constitutionally protected free speech, the constitutional right of free assembly.”
The former Trump advisor is one of more than 50 individuals who have been subpoenaed by the committee thus far.