Roger Stone has long been a confidant to failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump, and he managed to weasel a pardon out of Trump in December of 2020 after having been convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction, and witness tampering.
But when Stone again approached members of the Donald’s inner circle in the final days of the Trump administration and begged for a preemptive pardon for his role in the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, he came up empty, and it enraged him.
How do we know that? Well, The Daily Beast managed to get a look at an upcoming documentary, and what it shows is Stone letting loose on everyone associated with the ex-president.
After Roger Stone wasn’t granted a post-Jan. 6 pardon, he grew so upset that he suggested fighting Jared Kushner, the man tapped as the point person for handling 11th-hour Trump pardons. In new exclusive footage obtained by The Daily Beast, a yet-to-be-released documentary captured Stone’s meltdown after learning on President Joe Biden’s inauguration day that he wouldn’t be granted a second coveted legal protection, this time to shield from any Jan 6 legal fallout.
“He has 100 security guards. I will have 5,000 security guards. You want to fight. Let’s fight. Fuck you.” (The filmmakers remain unsure of who Stone directed this remark towards.) “Fuck you and your abortionist bitch daughter,” he concluded, referring to Ivanka Trump, according to the filmmaker Christoffer Guldbrandsen who said there was “no doubt” who Stone was ranting about.
Stone managed to avoid going to prison once, but as more information is uncovered by the House Select Committee investigating January 6, it seems likely that he’ll be facing new charges and won’t be able to count on a pardon.
If anyone belongs behind bars for his lifetime of crime, it’s Roger Stone.