Roger Stone suing Twitter over suspension
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Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneMeet Trump's most trusted pollsters 3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Judge rejects Stone's request to dismiss charges MORE said Sunday that he plans to sue Twitter for suspending his account, accusing the social media giant of trying to censor conservative voices.

“I have retained one of the best telecommunications lawyers in the country and will be bringing a legal action against Twitter over the suspension of my account,” he told TheWrap website. “The battle for free speech has just begun."

Stone's account was suspended on Saturday following a Friday night rant targeting CNN and network personalities including Don Lemon and Jake Tapper.


A spokesperson for Twitter told The Hill on Saturday that the company does not comment on individual accounts, but pointed to its policy on abusive language, which may have been the reason behind Stone's suspension.

But Stone, a former Trump campaign adviser and longtime GOP operative, said that he has experienced harassment on the social media site, and that Twitter's decision to suspend his account seemed intended to "silence conservative voices."

“I have been inundated on Twitter with bloggers threatening to kill me, my wife, my kids and even my dogs, yet Twitter seems unconcerned about that,” he told TheWrap. “This is just part and parcel of the tech left's effort to silence conservative voices.”

Stone said he would not publicly name the attorney he plans to hire until he signs a retainer agreement, which could come on Monday.

It's not the first time Stone has been suspended from Twitter. His account was also temporarily removed in April when he appeared to threaten the communications director of the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters.

Before that, he had his account suspended in March for apparently violating the social media site's policies.

But his most recent suspension is permanent, Stone told TheWrap, saying he was initially told that it would only last a few hours before being notified that it was indefinite.