Source: Adan Salazar
Moments after receiving a presidential pardon, embattled politico and former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone announced he would file a $25 million lawsuit against the Justice Department and former top officials who took part in his persecution.
Stone made the announcement via his Parler account early Thursday morning, where he added he’d also be filing formal complaints for prosecutorial misconduct.
“The terms of my pardon allow me to sue the Department of Justice, [former FBI Special Counsel] Robert Mueller, [former FBI Director] James Comey, [former CIA Director] John Brennan, [former deputy attorney general] Rod Rosenstein, [former Mueller prosecutor] Jonathan Kravis, [former Mueller prosecutor] Aaron “Fat Ass” Zelinsky, [former Mueller prosecutor] Jeanie Rhee and [former Mueller prosecutor] Michael Morando,” Stone wrote.
“My lawyers will be filing formal complaints for prosecutorial misconduct’s with DOJ office of professional responsibility at the same time I file a 25 million Dollar lawsuit against the DOJ and each of these individuals personally,” Stone stated.
“In fact,” he added, “I am going to add [US Attorney General] Bill Barr to the lawsuit and I will handle his cross-examination personally.”
The longtime Trump confidant faced 40 months in prison after he was found guilty on five separate counts related to FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion probe.
Stone was relieved to be among a list of 26 new pardons issued by the president Wednesday, which also included former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and Charles Kushner, the father of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.
On behalf of my family and myself, I wish to praise God and give my deepest thanks to President Donald J. Trump for his extraordinary act of justice in issuing me a presidential pardon, completely erasing the criminal conviction to which I was subjected in a Soviet-style show trial on politically-motivated charges, further corrupted by egregious, illegal misconduct by the Jury Forewoman in the case,” Stone wrote at his website.
Stone additionally called on Trump to pardon Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, deceased Jamaican journalist Marcus Garvey, and former Secret Service Agent Abraham W. Bolden, Sr.