CNN political correspondent Sara Murray said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s associate, legendary political dirty trickster Roger Stone, lives a life of constant worry that the FBI will swoop in at any moment and haul him off to jail.
Stone “believes he’s been under surveillance since 2016,” said Murray. “There’s this constant threat that he’s about to be indicted, but his team has never heard anything from Mueller.” She added that that threat had taken a toll on Stone’s daily life.
“For a while, Roger Stone wasn’t even making plans on Fridays, one of his friends said, because he was worried that that could be the day the FBI comes for him,” she said.
Stone, Murray added, told her the investigation had been “financially debilitating,” forcing him to defend himself through what she charitably called “more creative” fundraising and social media strategies. These have included the sale of “Roger stones, actual signed stones,” and a bizarre video campaign featuring his dogs.
“It’s very interesting case to be Roger Stone going through all of this,” she said.
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