Roger Stone to plead the Fifth, will not testify before the Senate
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) — Sinclair Broadcast Group spoke with Roger Stone, the Trump adviser who is under the microscope by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as investigators look for any connections between the Trump campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Stone, in an interview with CBS News last year, denied any collusion with Russia. He stood by his remarks and stated that the Russia investigation is merely a diversion.
"I think the whole Russian collusion question is meant to be a diversion from the far more serious crime of the use of illegal and unconstitutional FISA warrants to spy on Donald Trump's campaign by the Obama administration," Stone remarked. "And the use of the FBI to infiltrate his campaign. I think it is a willful attempt to change the subject away from those crimes."
His attorney sent a letter this week, stating Stone won't provide documents or appear for an interview before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Stone intends to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
"Well, first of all, I think I have been under investigation for over two and a half years. There is substantial evidence that I was actually under surveillance during the 2016 campaign," Stone said. "I've said for almost two years now that there is no circumstance under which I would bear false witness against the president. In other words, make things up and testify against him."