Roger Stone: If Trump wins, Rod Rosenstein and other “coup” plotters “must be hung by the neck until dead”

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Trump confidant Roger Stone advocated for the execution of several former government officials if President Donald Trump is reelected, alleging that they attempted a “coup” against the president. The remark was made on the Bubba The Love Sponge Show, where Stone also claimed without evidence that Democrats are going to steal the election and then use “armed hooligans” to “burn and loot and rape and destroy until they get their way.”

In a video posted on November 2 to Bubba The Love Sponge’s YouTube channel, Stone said that the legal system is broken “and if the president is not reelected, the system will never be fixed.” He went on to list several former government officials who, if Trump wins, “must be tried and convicted of treason” and then “they must be hung by the neck until dead” because of their supposed participation in a “coup” attempt. The former officials Stone wants to see executed are:

  • Former CIA Director John Brennan
  • Former FBI Director James Comey
  • Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
  • Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
  • Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
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Citation From a November 2, 2020, video posted to Bubba The Love Sponge's YouTube channel

ROGER STONE: Why would you go in front of the circuit court of D.C.? They’re rank with corruption; all their decisions are political. We have a broken system here and if the president is not reelected the system will never be fixed. And if the president is reelected John Brennan, James Comey, James Clapper, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, these people must be tried and convicted of treason, for which as you know, Bubba, the penalty is capital punishment. They must be hung by the neck until dead. That’s what the law says. … We’re tired of waiting for Mr. Durham. It’s been three years. It doesn’t take three years to prove that a guy stole a car. These people are caught red-handed thanks to that great American Rick Grenell, who briefly served as Acting Director of National Intelligence, we have, pardon me for using the expression, stone cold truth that these guys, based on declassified documents, were deeply involved in a completely illegally illegitimate effort to usurp the full authority of the United States government and the capability of our intelligence agencies to use falsified evidence to basically stage a coup to try to take down the president. They ought to send 29 heavily-armed FBI agents to John Brennan’s house and scoop him up.

Stone, who was convicted of seven felonies as a part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into 2016 election interference, received a commutation of his 40-month prison sentence from Trump in July. In the weeks leading up to the clemency grant, Stone made media appearances at conservative outlets where he repeatedly argued to Trump that he should receive clemency so he could better assist the president’s 2020 reelection efforts. 

To that end, Stone has spent the lead-up to the election pushing conspiracy theories about voter fraud. On the basis of Stone’s false claims, he has advised Trump to take several draconian actions in order to stay in power following the election, including having federal authorities seize ballots in Nevada, having FBI agents and Republican state officials “physically” block voting under the pretext of preventing voter fraud, using martial law or the Insurrection Act to carry out widespread arrests, and nationalizing state police forces.

Stone again pushed voter fraud conspiracy theories on the Bubba The Love Sponge Show, claiming that Democrats “intend to steal this election through voter fraud” and “then they intend to send armed hooligans into every city and country to burn and loot and rape and destroy until they get their way.”

Stone has also been hitting the campaign trail, including appearing at an event this week in Georgia for Republican Senate candidate Rep. Doug Collins.

The Bubba The Love Sponge Show is where Fox News host Tucker Carlson infamously made racist, misogynist, and perverted comments across numerous appearances