The Deep State’s promulgation of the absurd and thoroughly discredited Russian “collusion” theory has claimed another victim. Former Trump aide and friend Roger Stone was convicted on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering, and making false statements. The 24-page indictment against him rivaled the “Warren report” for surrealism. There is a mention, for instance, of Stone threatening a dog.
Michael Barnett, chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party, spoke for many when he said: “Roger Stone is a friend of ours. We appreciate his service to the president; we believe he’s a real patriot. We also believe that he was railroaded and this conviction is not fair. This whole Russian collusion investigation was a sham and this conviction stems from an initial investigation that was not based in merit. We hope he appeals. We hope that justice will eventually prevail for Roger.”
A deluded Florida Democratic Party chair Terrie Rizzo countered: “Five of Trump’s lieutenants, Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulus, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and now Roger Stone, have all pleaded guilty or have been convicted of a crime. The stench of corruption is all around Donald Trump, and today’s ruling reminds us just how important and needed Congress’s impeachment inquiry is.”
It has not been lost on many supporters still clamoring for Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to “drain the swamp” that so many of his loyal supporters have been convicted on laughable charges, while not a single Deep State criminal has even been prosecuted.
Despite the continuing false mantra that “Russians” hacked Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails and WikiLeaks released them in order to damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the facts suggest otherwise. Julian Assange, who remains in exile and in failing health, has all but named former DNC staffer Seth Rich as the individual who leaked the emails and was subsequently the victim of an unsolved murder that no one, including his family, is interested in investigating. None of our state-controlled media has had the slightest interest in the overt corruption those DNC emails revealed; i.e., an open plan to steal the nomination from voter favorite Bernie Sanders and hand the nomination to Queen of Corruption Hillary Clinton. Just the mention of Rich’s name now brings the condemnation of every establishment liberal.
Incredibly, Stone faces the prospect of decades in prison for these invented “crimes.” The prosecutions and possible prosecutions of figures like Manafort, Flynn, Bannon, and Jerome Corsi are all tethered to the “Russiagate” fairy tale. The emptiness of the Mueller Report appears not to have stopped these persecutions of Trump loyalists, as our injustice system is revealing itself to the world as thoroughly corrupted, filled with politicized judges, prosecutors, and juries intent on criminalizing their ideological opponents. While Stone may be serving hard time for potential email contact with heroic whistleblower Assange, Hillary Clinton, who admitted to disposing of 33,000 emails and having the FBI destroy a laptop with a hammer, remains free at large.
While a federal jury has found Stone guilty of lying to Congress, members of Congress themselves cannot be prosecuted for lying on the floor of the House or the Senate. The Constitution provides our representatives with immunity from lawsuits or criminal prosecution for anything they say during speeches or debates. This protection extends to committee reports and resolutions.