President Trump’s longtime political advisor, Roger Stone, has announced that he is fighting back against the deep state. In a post on his Parler account on December 24, Stone said that he is planning to sue the Department of Justice, and several members of the department who were involved in investigating and prosecuting him, for $25 million.
The lawsuit was announced in a post on the alternative social media site Parler.
“The terms of my pardon allow me to sue the Department of Justice, Robert Mueller, James Comey, John Brennan, Rod Rosenstein, Josnathan Kravis (sic), Aaron … Zelinsky, Jeanie Rhee (sic), and Michael Morando,” Stone wrote.
“My lawyers will be filing formal complaints for prosecutorial misconduct’s with DOJ office of professional responsibility at the same time I file a 25 million dollar lawsuit against the DOJ and each of these individuals personally,” he continued.
Stone had been convicted in November of 2019 by a Washington jury of lying under oath to officials investigating the Russia Collusion hoax. He was found guilty of one count that he “corruptly influenced, obstructed, and impeded” the congressional investigation, one count of attempting to “corruptly persuade” the testimony of radio show host Randy Credico, and five counts of lying to the House Intelligence Committee about having contact with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign, according to reporting by the Washington Examiner.
President Trump pardoned Stone on December 23 along with several others. The president had previously commuted Stone’s sentence in July, the day before he was to begin serving three years and four months.
In a statement, Stone thanked Trump for “completely erasing the criminal conviction to which I was subjected in a Soviet-style show trial on politically-motivated charges.”
Roger Stone’s lawsuit against the DOJ and corrupt officials like James Comey and John Brennan is just the first step. These deep state actors have to be held accountable for their actions, especially for their attempts to undermine President Trump.