Roger Stone Frequently Used His Now-Banned Twitter Account To Push Racism

Roger Stone Frequently Used His Now-Banned Twitter Account To Push Racism


Donald Trump ally and former campaign adviser Roger Stone Roger Stone has been saying for months that it’s possible he’ll be indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller.

But it won’t be justified, Stone told Meet The Press in May. Instead, he said, it will be part of “an effort to silence or punish the president’s supporters and his advocates.”

Stone knows what it’s like to be silenced — for hateful speech.

In October, Twitter banned Stone’s main account after he targeted some CNN anchors and contributors with expletive-laden tweets. “Stone had frequently used that account to tweet racist, sexist, and violent attacks,” according to an Oct. 30 report in Media Matters.

In a sign that Mueller’s net is tightening around Trump’s inner circle, an aide to Stone was ordered Thursday to testify before Mueller’s grand jury, losing a bid for a judge to dismiss the investigation as unconstitutional, USA Today reported:

“Investigators have been interested in Stone and his contacts with Guccifer 2.0, a Twitter account prosecutors contend was run by Russians and released hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee.”

Andrew Miller served as an assistant to Stone, handling media interviews during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Washington. Stone says there is “not one shred of evidence” that he was involved with Russian interference in the 2016 election. Stone’s interview comes as the House and Senate intelligence panels are looking into the Russian meddling and possible links to Trump’s campaign. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Stone has both admitted and denied having contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and that Assange had obtained emails that would torment senior Democrats such as John Podesta, then campaign chairman for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to SFGate.

After Stone’s main verified Twitter account was permanently suspended in October, he still had access to other Twitter venues such as @StoneColdTruth, Media Matters reported.

Stone responded to his account being banned on Twitter by claiming he has “retained one of the best telecommunications lawyers in the country and will be bringing a legal action against Twitter over the suspension of my account.”

Source: Media Matters


You can read more of Stone’s racist tweets at Media Matters.