- Trump’s former advisor Roger Stone urged President Trump to declare “martial law”, he lost the election in November.
- In an interview with the far-flung Infowars site, Stone called on Trump to form a special task force of federal agents to “physically stand in the way of criminal activity” in the election.
- He reiterated Trump’s baseless accusations that the election result would be fraudulent, as Democratic candidate Joe Biden held an edge over the president in the elections.
- Stone was convicted of lying to Congress and molesting him last year in connection with his activities during the 2016 election, but Trump was granted a pardon.
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Political “dirty trickster” and Donald Trump’s former adviser Roger Stone has urged the president to seize power should he lose the November election.
In an interview with Jones’ far-right conspiracy Infowars, Stone echoed the baseless claims made by Trump that the Democratic Party would rig the election.
Stone encouraged Trump to consider declaring “martial law” whether he should lose the election, or implement the Rebellion Act. Using his new powers, he should arrest Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook, “The Clinton,” and “anyone else who may prove to be involved in unlawful activity”, Stone said .
The comment was made by Stone last week, and first reported on the weekend by progressive group MediaMatters.
Stone called for Trump to be appointed a former rapist. Bob Barr, a Georgia lawyer, as a special counsel “with the specific task of creating an election day operation to get the FBI, federal marshals and Republican state officials around the country ready to file.” Legal objection and if necessary to physically stand in the way of criminal activity. ”
He casts out the state of Nevada: “Ballots in Nevada on election night must be seized by federal marshals and taken from the state. They are completely corrupt. No votes from the state of Nevada should be counted if they are out. Should. A case to be proved. Send federal marshal to the Clark County Board of Elections, Mr. President! ”
According to The Cook Political Report, Nevada is perceived by pollsters as a leaning Democrat and is being targeted by the Trump campaign that it is becoming more competitive.
He claimed journalists should be mobilized for “seditious activities” related to the election, a report by The Daily Beast discussed by leftist groups about what to do in the event of a disputed election in November and violence on the streets .
Stone said, “They want to play war, this is war … I’m up for a legal election. Everything I’m going to be involved in is absolutely transparent in terms of helping Donald Trump get elected.” And will be legal. ”
In interviews, Stone’s claims echoed Trump’s narrative that the expected surge in mail-in votes would lead to widespread voter fraud. Democrats say the president wants to erase confidence in the election, incite voters, and prepare the ground for handing over the election if he loses.
Stone is a veteran Republican strategist and longtime confidant of Trump, who mentored him during the 2016 election campaign.
In 2016, he was a frequent guest on Infowars, which smuggles into conspiracies that “elites” and “deep state” operatives secretly manipulated world events, and thwarted a Trump interview on the site. Jones has since been banned from many social media platforms for promoting hate speeches.
Stone was convicted of molestation related to lying in Congress last year and a congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, but was granted amnesty for Trump in July.
Trump claimed that Stone’s trial was improper in explaining why he issued an amnesty order.
In an op-ed from The New York Times, a prosecutor for the Mueller investigation, Andrew Weissman, said Trump was rewarding Stone “for keeping his lips sealed”.