One of former President Bill Clinton’s biggest congressional critics is working with long-time Donald Trump confident Roger Stone to prevent the House Intelligence Committee from issuing subpoenas as part of their investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Former Congressman Bob Barr is best known as one of the House managers of impeachment. Barr actually started the impeachment process months before the Monica Lewinsky scandal was revealed and was the first member of Congress to call for Clinton’s resignation after Lewinsky came to light.
Barr, a former Latin America CIA analyst during the Operation Condor era, is allegedly now helping with Stone’s legal defense.
Stone was interviewed by WLS-AM’s morning show hosts John Howell and Ray Stevens on Friday about House Intelligence Committee leader Mike Conaway (R-TX) setting an end of the day deadline for Stone to reveal his Wikileaks intermediary or face congressional subpoena.
“I am consulting former Congressman Bob Barr, who is former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee — has a good rapport with a number of the members of the committee — to see what can be worked out,” Stone claimed.
Stone, however, is incorrect about Barr’s record, Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) and Rep. Sim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) chaired the House Judiciary Committee during Barr’s four terms in Congress.
In fact, former Rep. Barr only served in Congress with 3 of the 13 members of the House Intelligence Committee. It has been so long since Barr was in office, that Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was still a teenager and fellow Intelligence Committee member Tom Rooney (R-FL) was barely old enough to drink.
On August 8, 2016, Stone said, “I actually have communicated with Assange.” This was later claimed to only be through an intermediary that Stone has refused to name.
In today’s interview, Stone gave no indication that he would comply with his end of day deadline.
Listen to Roger Stone explain his legal defense on WLS-AM 890: