President Trump responded to news of longtime confidant Roger Stone’s indictment with straight fire, tweeting a list of Democrats and Justice Department officials he wants to see treated similarly for alleged lying. (The Daily Caller)
“If Roger Stone was indicted for lying to Congress, what about the lying done by [James] Comey, [John] Brennan, [James] Clapper, Lisa Page [and] lover, [James] Baker and soooo many others? What about Hillary [Clinton] to FBI and her 33,000 deleted Emails? What about Lisa [and Peter Strzok’s] deleted texts [and Anthony Weiner’s] laptop? Much more!” Trump wrote Saturday.
If Roger Stone was indicted for lying to Congress, what about the lying done by Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Lisa Page & lover, Baker and soooo many others? What about Hillary to FBI and her 33,000 deleted Emails? What about Lisa & Peter’s deleted texts & Wiener’s laptop? Much more!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2019
Stone was indicted Friday morning on five counts of lying to Congress, one count of witness tampering and one count of obstruction of a government proceeding. Stone appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Friday evening and said Trump never told him to get in touch with WikiLeaks and claimed the indictment was about “silencing” him.
Trump accused Clinton of lying to the FBI in his Saturday tweet over the tens of thousands emails deleted from the private server she used while U.S. secretary of state.
Trump also dredged up the congressional interviews with former FBI employees Page and Strzok, who had central roles in the investigations of the Trump 2016 campaign and special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, in his tweet. The president has used the pair’s apparent anti-Trump bias to characterize the investigations as a “witch hunt.”