Skip to comments.Roger Stone explains why he’ll be pleading the Fifth before Congress
Posted on 03/22/2019 9:49:59 AM PDT by conservative98
Stone discussed his decision to invoke the Fifth Amendment and refusal to submit documents requested by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler.
Trump is guilty, he says, and now we just need to find the evidence. I call this a fishing expedition, he said. I dont think Nadler has any evidence of Russian collusion or conspiracy or treason.
He said he believes Nadler is trying to lay the groundwork for introducing articles of impeachment against Trump in a rapidly left-wing Democratic House.
I have elected not to participate. Im executing my Fifth Amendment right given the fact that Im facing this legal proceeding in Washington, he said. I have no intention of going before this committee or supplying any documents whatsoever.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Stone delivered his response to Nadler this week...
Mr. Stone respectfully declines to produce any documents, and declines any potential invitation for an interview which may follow, Stone attorney Grant Smith wrote in a letter to Nadler, obtained by Fox News. The production of documents that may be responsive to this fishing expedition request would unquestionably be a testimonial act protected by the US Constitution.
I don’t think he can invoke the 5th amendment.
But he can simply refuse to answer any questions.
I may receive a subpoena to appear...there is no compulsion that I answer any question posed.
Nadler: Did Mr. Trump .....
Me: Go “F” yourself.
repeat as many times as necessary.
Journalism is dead. It's not about the speed. It's about the frothing at the mouth. The word is "rabidly".
“...Journalism is dead. ....”
It was never alive!
Didn't the Hollywood Ten Commies go to jail for refusing to answer questions (contempt of Congress)?
“Nadler: Did Mr. Trump .....
Me: Go F yourself.
repeat as many times as necessary.”
Oh, I’d pay big money to see him actually tell that worthless obese little Kapo to “go f*ck yourself!” The MSN would crap themselves over having to show it.
Why dont you think so? One doesnt need to be under an active criminal prosecution, but the fact that he is pretty plainly demonstrates the propriety of invoking the 5th
As Nads and cohorts are looking to convict ham sammiches, stay out of tge kitchen.
How many Rats have refused to appear all of this time?
Screw the witchfinder general.
“To quote Hillary, ‘I cant recall’... ‘Wiped? You mean like with a rag?’”
Hillary lied to Congress and is free as a bitch.
Why not simply use the I cant recall Clinton defense
The proper usage is to assert his fifth amendment protections.
We can’t spare this man... He fights!
I respect law enforcement. But if I learned anything from the Trayvon Martin episode, NEVER speak to the police without a lawyer. They are NEVER on your side, and are always trying to find “evidence” to convict you... no matter how nice they appear.
“I dont think he can invoke the 5th amendment.
But he can simply refuse to answer any questions.”
He sure as hell can. They can only compel testimony IF they grant him immunity. And he is already in the middle of a criminal case so every word in his testimony would be available to prosecutors. And Stone alone gets to decide if discussing something could potentially expose him to prosecution.
He must appear, but then he can indeed invoke his 5th amendments rights.
He should have invoked the 5th from day one.
The only way you talk is if granted immunity. If not, say nothing. Do not answer any questions.
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