Rep. Waters on Roger Stone Guilty Verdict: Dirty Tricks & Lies Will Get You Nothing but Jail Time
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement after Roger Stone, one of Donald Trump’s closest advisors, was found guilty on seven federal counts, including obstructing official proceedings, making false statements to Congress, and witness tampering:
“The strong fist of justice could not have befallen a more reprehensible, disgusting, and deserving human being than Roger Stone. Roger Stone has made a career off of lies, deception, and all manner of dirty tricks to win elections. He’s engaged in the kind of underhanded tricks that I witnessed and experienced firsthand. He is the living embodiment of everything we teach our children not to be. Roger Stone’s guilty verdict on seven federal charges – including obstructing official proceedings, making false statements to Congress, and witness tampering – are more proof that dirty tricks and lies will get you nothing but jail time in our democracy.
“It’s not a coincidence that Roger Stone – and many other nefarious actors in Donald Trump’s Kremlin Klan – were so closely aligned with the Kremlin, and so willing to coordinate with Russia while this hostile foreign power was attacking our democracy and undermining the 2016 presidential election on behalf of Donald Trump and his campaign. Roger Stone’s trial and subsequent guilty verdict further underscore the fact that there was collusion with Russia, and that at every turn, Donald Trump and his allies, including Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, and Rick Gates, have been more than willing to obstruct lawful investigations and lie to federal prosecutors, Congress, and the American people in order to cover up their trail of crimes.
“The jig is up. Justice has been served. Donald Trump’s Kremlin Klan is being brought to justice and held accountable. However, there is no doubt that this fish rots from the head, and all roads are leading us right to Donald Trump and his pending impeachment.”