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Roger Stone Tosses Steve Bannon Under The Bus – Claims He Gave ‘The Order’ To Storm The Capitol

Bad news has came out of the internet ether for ex-Trump administration adviser Steve Bannon, who is already facing the prospect of two years in prison for criminal contempt of Congress.

The bolt that hit Bannon was fired by longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, who let the world know that Bannon was the person responsible for giving “the order” for thousands of people to storm the Capitol on January 6.

According to the Daily Beast, Stone made his allegations on right-wing social media:

Stone, who has long been at odds with Bannon over the latter “testify[ing] falsely” against him during his criminal trial, took to the far-right messaging platform Telegram to suggest Bannon was behind the call to “breach” the Capitol building on Jan 6. “It is highly likely that [Steve] Bannon really gave the order to breach the capital [sic] and maneuvered patriots into dangerous positions,” he wrote. “A neophyte Steve Bannon was willing to try crazy things like this to curry favor with Trump who had a [sic] no interest in Bannon’s bullsh*t.”

Stone also made news a day earlier during an appearance on InfoWars, which is hosted by the clown prince of tinfoil hat-wearing crazies, Alex Jones:

Stone advised Jones, who is currently cooperating with the House committee, not to take the committee’s inquires seriously. Stone added the advice doled out by him was not an effort to “obstruct justice,” but rather “friend to friend” legal advice. Stone didn’t return a Daily Beast request for comment on any evidence he has to back that claim.


No matter what happens with Alex Jones or Roger Stone, the very fact that Stone has now accused Bannon of being the one who gave orders on Jan. 6 for the Capitol to be attacked must be causing some major grief for Bannon and his attorneys.

There could be more damaging information coming in the weeks ahead from other witnesses who will be appearing before the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. All of that evidence can be passed along to the Justice Department and could lead to more criminal charges against Bannon.

Of course, there is a way Bannon could alleviate the legal jeopardy he faces: By testifying against others (including Donald Trump) who were part of the conspiracy to delay the counting of electoral votes.


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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