In Media And Online, Roger Stone Urged Trump To Fire Comey, Whose Agency Was Reportedly Investigating Stone

Stone Has Called For Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro To Replace Comey

Before President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone had repeatedly attacked Comey and urged Trump to fire him. Stone has reportedly been under FBI investigation since January regarding “possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump.”

Stone has had a relationship with Trump for roughly 40 years and worked as a paid consultant to his campaign in 2015. He now contributes to Alex Jones’ Infowars outlet and produces commentaries through his website and radio show. He recently began marketing “opportunities” for advertisers based on his access to the president. Stone has claimed that he still communicates with Trump and sends him memos with “political thoughts.”  

Politico reported that “Several Stone allies and friends said Stone, who has been frequently mentioned in the investigation, encouraged the president to fire Comey in conversations in recent weeks.” He tweeted this morning “Good Riddance” and claimed Comey gave Clinton “a pass” on her emails.

CNN reported that a source said Stone “told Trump to fire Comey” while adding that that didn’t necessarily mean Stone’s opinion caused the decision. Trump tweeted, “The Roger Stone report on @CNN is false - Fake News. Have not spoken to Roger in a long time - had nothing to do with my decision.” Stone responded to Trump on Twitter: “With all due respect, I am not the source of CNN story and have made no such claim. I support the President's decision to fire Comey 100%.” 

Stone had repeatedly urged Trump to ax Comey prior to his firing yesterday and said Comey has no “public credibility.”

While hosting Jones’ program on March 22, Stone claimed that Comey has repeatedly helped Clinton and said Comey “has no public credibility. They used him to blacken my name because you see when he says -- they ask a question about Roger Stone, ‘Is he under investigation?’ He says, ‘Well I couldn’t comment on that.’ You see, this is a Kabuki dance, it’s like a circus. That’s meant to hang in the air pregnantly implying yes. Let me say this: I fear nothing from an FBI investigation.”

During a May 3 appearance on Jones’ program, Stone said that Fox News host Jeanine Pirro is “a great patriot” who “should be the FBI director in this administration.”

While hosting the March 8 edition of The Alex Jones Show (with guest John Kiriakou), Stone said, “Comey has worn out his credibly. He has no more public credibility. It is time for Donald Trump to make Judge Jeanine Pirro the head of the FBI”:  

ROGER STONE: How can you tell they’re lying at the CIA? Their lips are moving. I think that you are exactly right. The president, however, needs to clean house. You have an analogous situation at the FBI. Why he has allowed Mr. Comey, who covered up for the Clintons in the Sandy Berger affair, covered up for the Clintons in the Marc Rich affair, covered up for the Clintons in their initial illegal server controversy where incredibly he slices and dices all of the things Hillary did in violation of the law and then announces that she won’t be prosecuted. That in itself tells you that by Election Day, when he first on Thursday said he was reopening the investigation based on 650,000 additional new emails and then on Sunday night I believe it was, says “Well folks, we went through all 750 or 650, there’s nothing there." Mr. Comey has worn out his credibly. He has no more public credibility. It is time for Donald Trump to make Judge Jeanine Pirro the head of the FBI. She was a distinguished prosecutor with a reputation for integrity. And I guarantee you she is one tough lady, someone I have known for, jeez, I guess 30 years going back to her days as the Westchester County [New York] district attorney. She could clean up the agency, of that I have no doubt.

During an April 29 broadcast of his Stone Cold Truth radio program, Stone accused Comey of committing a “perjurious lie” when he said Trump Tower wasn’t wiretapped.  

He wrote on March 9 that Comey “must be held responsible” for his attempts “to destroy Donald Trump”:

“The buck stops here” said our next-to-last anti-communist democratic President Harry S. Truman. Obama and his many minions, including former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey, must be held responsible for a naked attempt to utilize the federal investigative machinery and their well-oiled leak machine to destroy Donald Trump all on the basis of an entirely manufactured talking points from the Clinton campaign.

On his Twitter account, Stone has called on Trump to fire Comey and claimed the former FBI director is “in the tank for the Clinton Crime family,” that he has “committed perjury” for stating that Trump Tower wasn’t bugged, and that he “belongs in prison with” Hillary Clinton.