Roger Stone vows to sue Rep. Hakeem Jeffries for defamation
Veteran Republican political operative Roger Stone vowed Thursday to file a $25 million defamation go well with in opposition to US Rep. Hakeem Jeffries for alleging that he coated up misconduct by President Trump in alternate for clemency.
Hours after receiving a presidential pardon for his conviction in particular counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, Stone lashed out on the Brooklyn Democrat throughout an early morning interview on 77 WABC radio.
“Congressman Jeffries placed on his Twitter feed a while in the past that Roger Stone traded his silence concerning misconduct by the president in return for clemency,” Stone mentioned.
“A, that’s a lie. B, it’s defamatory. And three, Hakeem didn’t say it on the Home ground. Consequently, I’m going to be suing Congressman Jeffries for $25 million … So, I hope Mr. Jeffries has some proof to his allegation as a result of I’ll see his ass in courtroom.”
Stone, who was a Trump adviser throughout the 2016 presidential race, went on to name Jeffries — a possible successor to Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — “pathetic” and “a hack.”
“And really, frankly, to be candid, I’ve determined to make an instance of Hakeem Jeffries,” Stone instructed “The Different Aspect of Midnight” host Frank Morano.
“I talked to a wonderful libel legal professional at this time … I shall be bringing a case in opposition to Hakeem. See you in courtroom, large boy.”
Stone, whose 40-month jail sentence was commuted by Trump simply days earlier than he was supposed to begin serving it in July, additionally mentioned he would sue lawyer Nick Akerman over remarks Stone mentioned the previous federal prosecutor made on CNN Wednesday evening.
“This pathetic, senile piece of crap retains insisting that I’m a Russian agent,” Stone mentioned.
“He’s accusing me of treason. That’s defamatory. One other gentleman I’ll be seeing in courtroom.”
In response to an e-mail searching for touch upon Stone’s remarks, Jeffries mentioned solely, “Roger who?” He declined to elaborate.
Akerman didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Further reporting by Ebony Bowden
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