Roger Jason Stone Jr. has slammed Donald Trump’s lawyers for incompetency, and particularly made reference to the attorneys who handled matters relating to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
Jason, an American political consultant, lobbyist and strategist who was one of the president’s former campaign advisers during America’s 2016 general elections, thinks the lawyers are killing Trump with “bad advice.”
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The 65-year-old is known for his use of opposition research, usually for candidates of the Republican Party. He is a confidant and well-wisher to the president.
Speaking in a phone conversation with The New York Daily, Stone said, “I don’t think the President is getting good legal advice…I think he needs more aggressive legal advisers — and I think he needs to realize the deep-seated enmity for him from the political establishment.
“It doesn’t matter how well the stock market is doing. It doesn’t matter how low the unemployment numbers are.”
The Connecticut-born diplomat also talked about Mr. President’s firing of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who publicly confessed that he lied to the FBI about his talks with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.
“I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI,” Trump tweeted at the peak of that political drama. “He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!”
I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI. He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2017
The White House confirmed that Flynn showed remorse for deceiving the U.S. President Mike Pence about his covert dealings with a Russian ambassador, and was relieved of his obligated duties in February.
Although Flynn offered to collaborate with the U.S. authorities and investigators handling probes on the extent of Russia’s influence on the outcome of last year’s presidential elections, Trump’s personal lawyer, John Dowd, however, took responsibility for the tweet last Sunday, asking to be crucified instead.
Dowd said he, not the president, wrote those words on the leader’s Twitter page.
Consequently, Jason berated Dowd for incompetency and argued that the explanations don’t add up.
“That tweet was an error, in my opinion,” Stone told the news outlet. “I now see that Mr. Dowd said the tweet came from him. That seems odd.”
“His lawyers are giving him bad advice,” he added.
Stone, who is the subject of a Netflix Documentary Film titled Get me Roger Stone, is infamous for promoting a lot of conspiracy theories and falsehoods during his career. He is known in the media as “a renowned infighter.”