He’s that guy who eats his own toenail clippings on a dare, then gets upset when somebody calls him gross.
Stone is the particularly noxious former Trump adviser who left Trump’s presidential campaign, after a series of inflammatory, racist comments on social media.
He’s also the wart that won’t go away, as he has been a more shameless self-promoter than anybody on Team Trump could dream to be.
And now he’s the guy who wants to clutch his pearls and play the outraged professional, after his name and some of his statements were brought up at Monday’s House Intel hearing into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.
In a series of questions posed to FBI Director James Comey, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff repeatedly referenced some of Stone’s public statements during the campaign, specifically his contact with the hacker “Guccifer 2.0,” who has claimed responsibility for hacking the Democratic National Committee last year. US intelligence officials believe Guccifer 2.0 to be a front for Russian intelligence.
This shouldn’t be a shock to Stone. He has spoke openly about his contact with the hacker known as Guccifer. He’s bragged about it, even.
I actually talked about some of Stone’s braggadocio a couple of weeks ago.
Now he’s making a loud noise because he was taken seriously.
“Chairman Schiff is engaging in the worst kind of red baiting, fear mongering, it’s the new McCarthyism, and it’s mudslinging,” Stone said on SiriusXM radio’s “The Wilkow Majority.” “Any inference that my brief and now totally public exchange with Guccifer 2, who is alleged to be a Russian asset, is A) benign in its content, and more importantly, takes place at a time after the hacking and publication of the DNC documents by WikiLeaks.”
I still can’t believe anybody is giving Stone a forum, but he continued:
“This is does not constitute collusion,” he said.
“I had no contact with Russians. This one has been manufactured by the intelligence service with an assist from Soros and Brock,” Stone added. “I’m not gonna stop fighting for Donald Trump, nor are they going to silence me. I am anxious to go to the committee. Let’s see if they can handle the truth.”
If he was an actual friend of Donald Trump’s, he would shut up now.
Trump should be really uneasy knowing this guy is heading into these hearings as his “advocate.”