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 dog… https://t.co/YgA9Y0ODm3— Betsy Woodruff Swan (@Betsy Woodruff Swan)1582218474.0
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.
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:
@woodruffbets He threatened to kill Credico's dog.— J. Lang Wood (@J. Lang Wood)1582219127.0
@woodruffbets Seriously...I call BS! NO ONE that loves dogs threatens to kill another man's little dog! https://t.co/StPOtgdQKS— Our Black Lives Matter (@Our Black Lives Matter)1582218932.0
@woodruffbets Hitler liked dogs.— brwr (@brwr)1582218565.0
@woodruffbets I've rescued 5 dogs in the last 10 years and lost 2 to cancer. Why is he getting credit that 1000's o… https://t.co/ZVJPDvUFXz— George (@George)1582219225.0
@woodruffbets Who the hell cares? He BROKE THE LAW. He interfered in a presidential election, the foundation of our democracy. What a reach.— Fran (@Fran)1582218591.0
According to reports, Stone was sentenced this Thursday to 3.5 years in prison.