‘He clearly lied’: Ex-Watergate prosecutor explains why Roger Stone is a crucial link between WikiLeaks and Trump
MSNBC anchor of “The Beat” Ari Melber on Tuesday brought on a former Watergate prosecutor to connect the dots the investigations into potential collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice.
“All this comes as Trump’s long-time advisor Roger Stone, facing congressional investigators today,” Melber noted. “Now he last testified before Congress during the Watergate hearings, today he said he’d tell the truth about Russia.”
“The accusation that I knew about John Podesta’s email hack in advance was false. I’m aware of no evidence whatsoever collusion by the Russian state or anyone in the Trump campaign,” Stone claimed to reporters after his testimony. “I don’t know whether the DNC was hacked…computer science seems to indicate an inside job.”
Melber brought on long-time Stone nemesis Nick Akerman to explain today’s testimony. Akerman served assistant special Watergate prosecutor.
“He clearly lied,” Akerman charged. “There’s three items that he lied about.”
“First, the Podesta situation where he tweeted in 2016 that Podesta, John Podesta, would soon be in the barrel and a couple of days later, emails that were hacked out of his computer were released,” Akerman explained. “Secondly, he acknowledged actually communicating with Guccifer 2.0, who is nominally the hacker who took emails out of the Democratic National Committee.”
“He changed his story about whether or not he personally had conversations with Julian Assange,” Akerman noted. “He initially said that he spoke to him personally, now all of a sudden it’s an intermediary and he won’t even identify who that intermediary is.”
“If you step back for a second you have to ask yourself, what is he doing dealing with the people who hacked out the emails of the Democratic Committee and then the very people who published the emails?” Ackerman wondered.
“None of that adds up to the truth,” the former Watergate special prosecutor concluded.
“Who is the person dealing with both ends of this transaction? Roger Stone,” Akerman concluded.