Roger Stone: Bannon Blocked Arpaio Prosecution Information from Reaching Trump

“A SLOW-MOTION COUP”

by Sharon Rondeau

(Aug. 18, 2017) — In a video posted on Friday at the bottom of a report on the departure of White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon on Friday, longtime political operative and Trump supporter Roger Stone claimed that Bannon was responsible for preventing information about the trial and later, conviction, of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio from reaching President Donald Trump.

Last fall, Arpaio was charged by the Obama Justice Department with criminal contempt of court.  Following a five-day bench trial commencing on June 26, U.S. District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton found Arpaio guilty and scheduled a sentencing hearing for October 5.

The misdemeanor criminal conviction could carry a six-month jail term and a fine.

On August 10, Infowars’s Dr. Jerome Corsi reported that just prior to the opening of Arpaio’s trial, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was purposely kept uninformed of a letter hand-delivered by Arpaio’s legal team. “…all attempts to communicate with him failed,” Corsi wrote of the situation at the time.

On Monday, Fox News reported that Trump was considering issuing a pardon to Arpaio.  Earlier on Friday, Infowars’s Dr. Jerome Corsi reported that the pardon has been prepared for Trump’s signature.

Stone further described the combination of three former generals serving, respectively, as Trump’s Chief of Staff, Defense Secretary and national security adviser as “most internationalist and globalist in its own coloration” in an apparent contradiction to Trump’s “America First” agenda.

Although undated, the video was evidently produced after White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was dismissed on July 31 after 11 days on the job, as Stone references Scaramucci’s ouster, attributing it to Scaramucci’s direct access to Trump.

The departure of Trump’s first Chief of Staff, Reince Preibus, was announced on July 29, Trump quickly named then-DHS Secretary Gen. John F. Kelly (Ret) to replace him. It was believed that Kelly would bring order to what some saw as a chaotic first six months and deep divisions among individuals considered part of the Republican “establishment” and those outside of it.

While Stone criticized Bannon for failing to bring in more “Trump loyalists” to the White House, he said that Bannon is not anti-Semitic or bigoted.  However, he predicted that “the cabal of the generals” would oust Bannon eventually for the same reason Scaramucci was terminated.  “It’s because of Steve’s independent access to the president,” Stone contended.

Stone said that Bannon is responsible for the selection of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, a decision of which Stone obviously disapproves.

“I am deeply disappointed that he didn’t tell the president that Joe Arpaio was being unfairly prosecuted and that prosecution should be halted,” Stone said beginning at 3:05.

On August 5, Stone told Infowars’s Alex Jones that the “three generals” were isolating Trump and firing those supportive of his agenda.  At that time, Stone opined that “The president has everything at hand to save himself. He has the skills, the cunning, the information in the FISA court warrant, the powerful issue of building the wall, and what is already booming as an economy. They hope to lull him to sleep before he realizes that he can still destroy the deep state and lead in the direction that he delineated in the election.”

During the presidential campaign, many Americans indicated they would support Trump because he was not part of the entrenched political “establishment” of either the Democrat or Republican Parties.  Notwithstanding Bannon, however, Stone said in the video posted on Friday that he believes that a “slow-motion coup” is overtaking the Trump agenda.  “The idea here is to seize control of all information, render the president impotent, and set him up for a take-down by the lord high executioner of the establishment,” Stone said.  “That’s what’s really going on in Washington.”

 

13 Responses to "Roger Stone: Bannon Blocked Arpaio Prosecution Information from Reaching Trump"

  1. T.F. B0W   Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 3:52 PM

    Why would anyone believe these “you’ll never believe what they found” investigators?: there’s no indication who they were, what they found, or if they even ever returned from Hawaii.

  2. jeffrey harrison   Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 1:29 PM

    I didn’t forget the “sucker bet”/challenge that Trump proposed to Obama for 50 million dollars to release his birth certificate. Nor did I forget that Trump sent his own investigators to Hawaii, and his statement, “you’ll never believe what they found”. Trump must have paid these fellows very well. And for insurance purposes Trump surely put this info in safe hands to be released should he meet his demise.

    Nor did I or Trump forget that Obama, Barry, or whoever he really is, mocked Trump at the White House Dinner in the presence of his wife. So, based on this, I have my chips on Trump. In my opinion, after Trump gets some “street cred” and fixes America first, then he may nail Obama.

  3. Philo Vance   Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 2:09 AM

    Arpaio: So maybe this [Montgomery’s data] might generate some interest with Congress and all that. This thing.

    Zullo: Well, Trump’s name is all over this right.

    Arpaio: Trump’s a double agent

  4. Philo Vance   Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 12:39 AM

    Many people on twitter are talking about a Pence/Rubio or Pence/Haley ticket in 2020.

    A lot of potential for lawsuits.

  5. Liz   Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:14 PM

    Stone never misses a chance to slam Bannon. Not sure what is between them but Stone is no friend of President Trump,,He’s nothing but an opportunist raises fear and raises money. I personally have had enough of him. Take note not one has Trump uttered his name since he’s been elected.

  6. normageorge1@gmail.com   Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 8:25 PM

    I don’t believe that President Donald Trump is in the dark about ANYTHING. He is TOO savvy to let that happen.

  7. Bob68   Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 7:31 PM

    I agree with Gary, but I don’t think Trump is going to expose Obama and the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. His AG Sessions would be one of the many guilty of literally giving America’s government and her military to the enemy by doing nothing to object to the identity fraud con-artist, “Obama” being sworn in as the putative president back in 2009. That was the biggest violation of every member of Congress sworn oath to, “protect the Constitution from her enemies, both foreign and domestic” possible. From that day until today all of those complicit in the Obama fraud have done everything possible to maintain Obama’s charade of legitimacy, and they still do that with Obama as the fake ex-president. Fear of the truth about Barry is what fuels much of both parties fear of Trump’s presidency. They cannot be positive the truth will not be revealed. There were no “good guys” in Congress during Obama’s 8 year usurpation and Obama is still being protected by those complicit, both Congress and the media, to protect themselves. There was never any chance of Obama being impeached or investigated during his fake presidency because either one could have revealed the truth. The Republicans came up with about a dozen excuses not to impeach Barry.

    Would Trump fully expose the Obama fraud as a last-ditch effort to save his presidency? I don’t know, but I hope so.

  8. Philo Vance   Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    Arpaio’s exact words were that Trump was a double agent. This happened as they talked about how to release the information so the press would cover it.

  9. Three-Pound Sledge   Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    “All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.” — Will Rogers.

    I guess President Trump does not read newspapers.

  10. Nychuck   Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1:09 AM

    Gary, you couldn’t have said it any better. The fake news, the house and the senate would collapse over-night for covering up the biggest hoax in history.

  11. Sharon Rondeau   Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:33 PM

    Trump was a private person at the time of that conversation…did you mean “data over to Arpaio?”

  12. Philo Vance   Friday, August 18, 2017 at 9:58 PM

    In the recorded conversation between Arpaio and Tim Blixseth, Arpaio said that Trump was a double agent.

    That was after Blixseth suggested turning Montgomery’s data over to Trump.

  13. Gary Wilmott   Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:30 PM

    Oh please!…You mean to tell me that Trump is so isolated and insulated that he is clueless as to the Arpaio and Lakin cases? I know for a fact that he was provided all the evidence re: Obama usurpation of the presidency. Why not these too???? Smells like fake news from the right. No doubt the left is determined to bring down the Trump presidency. It’s time that President Trump addressed the nation in prime time and systematically took the media and the complicit Congress to task and laid it all out on the line. Stop taking these body blows and counter punch with a vengeance. The American people need to know the truth!

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