Alex Jones And Roger Stone Contradict Trump's Pretext For Firing Comey
- Author: Megan Austin May 13, 2017,
May 13, 2017, 0:52
However, fans of the pro-Trump conspiracy theory network InfoWars are hearing a very different story.
Roger Stone, a former political hatchet man for President Richard Nixon who now gives advice to (and equivocates for) President Donald Trump, has been offering very carefully worded responses to questions about whether he advised Trump to fire FBI Director James Comey.
Replying to accusations that he was instrumental in talking Trump into firing Comey, Stone said he has spoken to Trump "fairly recently, but not yesterday".
"The Roger Stone report on @CNN is false - Fake News".
While Stone was jubilant, Politico reports that "shock dominated much of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the White House".
Even though Stone admitted speaking to Trump "very very very recently", he denies urging his friend to fire James Comey. But he confirmed he had "occasional" and "private" conversations with the President. "He has to be able to ask for advice, or discuss politics and not find it on the front page".
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Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said it was "out of the question" for Turkey to accept any direct or indirect help for the PKK. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was confident the United States would be able to resolve the tensions.
Moreover, according to Politico and CNN, Stone lobbied Trump to make the move.
Stone refused to divulge the subject of the conversation, saying, "I'm not ever going to get into the substance of those conversations, I'll tell you why - if I do, there won't be any more of them".
"I would have fired him five seconds after I took my hand off the Bible", Stone said, referring to Trump's January inauguration.
In a May 5 interview with "The David Webb" show, Stone said the last time he had spoken to the President was "less than a week ago".
Stone said he would "welcome a special prosecutor" to examine any collusion between high-ranking Trump aides and Russian Federation, explaining that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' "partisanship" makes him "the wrong person to pursue this". "I think there's an agenda due to my association with Richard Nixon, and the inevitable comparisons with the Saturday Night Massacre" in media reports. "I don't think there's anything here".