Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone is allegedly putting together a pitch to President Donald Trump to get a pardon for the Bundys in Nevada, as well as others involved in the stand against a fully armed, tactically central government army of at least 300 agents in 2014.
Though I hate to quote the Southern Policy Law Center as a source, the fact is that they are reporting on it and it does appear legitimate. From the report:
Stone has a plan for getting the Bundys released, which involves his friend and former client, Donald J. Trump. The president, says Stone, needs to “pardon every member of the Bundy family.” Stone is pushing a presidential pardon through a petition created on the Infowars website, which is run by another friend of his, rabid conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Stone has also been a frequent guest on a radio network owned by Sam Bushman who has openly supported the Bundys, as has James Edwards, the white nationalist who hosts the show Political Cesspool, which plays on Bushman’s network. They are part of a group called the Freedom Coalition, which includes Judge Andrew Napolitano, who Stone has credited with sending him information on the Bundy’s case.
Up until now, Stone has been known for lobbying and cutthroat political tactics he’s been employing since the days when he worked in the Nixon White House. Richard Nixon, according to Stone’s mother, was like a god to her son, and Stone has a tattoo of Nixon’s face on his back.
Stone bragged in Get Me Roger Stone, a documentary, about his controversial career, that he lives “a pretty Machiavellian life.” He is known within political circles as a brazen rabble rouser who has been “everywhere dark and ugly in our politics” and “peddles garbage conspiracy theories” according to Harry Siegel of the New York Daily News.
Of course, the report treats the Bundys and their supporters as both guilty and hateful, anti-government people, which is anything but the truth.
Yet, the truth is that Stone does seem to be seeking to work on behalf of the Bundys.
Maureen Peltier tweeted out photos of Stone meeting with Jon Ritzheimer to discuss how to get everyone’s pardon package in front of Trump.
One thing to keep in mind is that there is no way to issue a pardon unless someone is found guilty. So far, only two men have been found guilty. Additionally, veteran and Trump supporter Jerry Delemus, was sentenced to seven years in prison for simply supporting the Bundys.
Stone has made it clear that his support is behind the Bundys.
In June 2017, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Stone’s stand with the supporters of the Bundys.
Stone closed the evening Saturday by accusing the FBI and the Bureau of Land Management of “threatening death, … slaughtering livestock and laughing in our face about it.”
The crowd whistled and offered a standing ovation to welcome him to the podium.
“I am here for one important reason. I stand in solidarity with every member of the Bundy family,” Stone said. The crowd responded by chanting, “Roger! Roger! Roger!”
“I have not followed this case with the intensity that I might have,” Stone said. Still, he noted, “The more I read, the angrier I got.”
Over time, he said, Americans’ constitutional rights have been eroded to the point of being unrecognizable. “This is the oppressive and of a military jackbooted government that has lost all sense of law or morality.”
Stone called out U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for commenting on the case during his Wednesday visit to Las Vegas.
Then, he appealed Trump to “review this case in the name of justice, in the name of mercy … pardon every member of the Bundy family.”
Again, the crowd chanted his name.
Stone announced he plans to post a petition on the InfoWars website, urging the president to review the Bundy case.
I do hope that Stone will have the ear of President Trump in this matter. The sooner, the better, as these men have been in prison for over a year and a half, and we are seeing more and more signs that the Nevada court, along with Judge Gloria Navarro and the prosecution are doing everything in their power to make these men look guilty from shackling them in the courtroom to keeping them from being able to fully defend themselves to not allowing the government’s actions to be questioned in any manner.
All of this is going on while the prosecution is being allowed to use things that happened after Bundy Ranch in order to poison the well of the jury against the defendants.
As a final note, if the SPLC is upset about this and are spewing their rapid hatred of Stone and the Bundys and their supporters in this manner, then you know it’s a good thing that Stone is engaged in.