As observers anxiously awaited news on the sentencing of longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, reporters have been tweeting live updates on the developments in the courtroom, one of whom was Daily Beast reporter Betsy Woodruff Swan.
“Jackson notes Stone’s support for friends and relatives going through hard times,” she tweeted, referring to U.S. District lawyer Amy Berman Jackson. “Adds: ‘He’s rescued countless dogs and listened and came to the aid of many friends.'”
Jackson notes Stone's support for friends and relatives going through hard times. Adds: “He’s rescued countless dogs and listened and came to the aid of many friends”
— Betsy Woodruff Swan (@woodruffbets) February 20, 2020
The claim of the Stone’s affinity for dogs prompted one Twitter user to point out that Stone apparently hasn’t always applied that affinity evenly.
Ummm, he threatened to kill a dog
— Diana- just drink the kool-aid already. (@Takethepwrback) February 20, 2020
The tweet is in reference to a news story from last year that detailed a portion of Stone’s indictment, alleging that he once threatened to kidnap a former associate’s therapy dog after accusing him of being a “rat” and a “stoolie.”
Others in the comment thread made similar observations:
He threatened to kill Credico’s dog.
— J. Lang Wood (@JLangWood) February 20, 2020
Whitey Bulger gave to the community too.
— Barbara Cameron (@bcameron0120) February 20, 2020
Seriously…I call BS! NO ONE that loves dogs threatens to kill another man’s little dog! pic.twitter.com/StPOtgdQKS
— 🇺🇸🤷🏽♀️🙌🏽💔VOTE! – Our lives depend on it! (@stylecounsel_30) February 20, 2020
Hitler liked dogs.
— brwr (@brwr) February 20, 2020
I’ve rescued 5 dogs in the last 10 years and lost 2 to cancer. Why is he getting credit that 1000’s of other people should get that aren’t criminals?
— George (@PolitiPlunger) February 20, 2020
Who the hell cares? He BROKE THE LAW. He interfered in a presidential election, the foundation of our democracy. What a reach.
— Fran (@berkfran) February 20, 2020
According to reports, Stone was sentenced this Thursday to 3.5 years in prison.