Stone stated that he invoked my Fifth Amendment rights to all questions, not because I did anything wrong, but because he was fully aware of the House Democrats long history of fabricating perjury accusations on the basis of innocuous, material, or irrelevant comments.
Stone, who claimed he was in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, but didn’t go to the Capitol, denied any involvement in the violence. In a letter to the committee last week, Stone’s lawyer stated that Stone intended on invoking Article 5. Grant Smith, Stone’s lawyer, wrote the committee last week, stating that Stone would not appear in front of them or produce any documents that had been requested.
According to the committee, Stone was in Washington Jan. 5-6 and had been invited “to lead a march towards the Capitol” and “promoted his attendance to the rallies and solicited help to pay security.”
Stone made a statement as he left to reporters, stating that he wasn’t at the Capitol and any claim, assertion, or even implication, that he knew about or was implicated in the illegal and politically counterproductive actions of January 6, is categorically false.
Stone was sentenced in February 2020 to three years imprisonment for false statements, obstruction and witness-tampering in the Russia investigation of Robert Mueller. In the beginning, Trump commuted Stone’s sentence and gave him a full pardon just before he left office.
Stone was subpoenaed at least three times by the committee as a Trump ally. They were asked to state that they intended on invoking the Fifth Amendment right against selfincrimination. Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official, was pushing Trump’s baseless election fraud allegations. John Eastman, who wrote memos arguing that Mike Pence could reverse the 2020 election are the other two.
On Saturday, the committee was scheduled to interview conspiracy-theorizing radio and streaming show host Alex Jones, but that deposition has been postponed, a committee aide told NBC News on Friday.
According to a law enforcement source, NBC News was told in February by federal authorities that they were investigating whether Stone or Jones had any involvement in the organization of the violence at Capitol riot.
Jones promoted the Jan. 6, rally on his television show and, according to The Washington Post said that he had spent considerable time with Trump in Florida a few days prior and was told “Big things are afoot” and Trump has major actions planned.