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Roger Stone served with Capitol riot lawsuit during radio interview

Conservative lobbyist and prominent Trump ally Roger Stone was apparently served with a lawsuit live on air during a radio interview Wednesday.

Stone appeared to have been served with the lawsuit while speaking on “Tomorrow’s News Today with Joe Hoft & Kell Brazil.”

Stone was in the middle of weighing in on whether former President Trump should run for office again in 2024 when he interrupted himself saying, “Hold on a second, I have a process server at my front door about to serve me in the latest lawsuit.”

He could be heard telling the process server, “It’s still a fraud, doesn’t matter.”

Once he had received the suit, Stone said to Hoft and Brazil, “This is a big, big stack of papers, which is good because we’re out of toilet paper today.”

The latest lawsuit filed against Stone was by seven Capitol Police officers, who allege he was among those responsible for the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Other defendants include, Trump’s former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and InfoWars’ Alex Jones. 

The suit, filed in August, accuses Stone of disseminating false claims of election fraud that ultimately led to the attack on the Capitol, as well as promoting and helping to fundraise for the “Stop the Steal” rally that preceded the attack.

“Trump’s and his co-conspirators’ repeated cries of election fraud caused many of his supporters, including other Defendants, to plan to employ force, intimidation, and threats on his behalf to keep him in office, should he lose the election,” the suit reads.

The officers are seeking punitive damages from the defendants, with the amount to be determined by a jury should it go to trial.

Stone was served just days before a Sept. 18 rally in D.C. meant to support the insurrectionists who attacked the Capitol in January. Law enforcement officials have ramped up security ahead of this event, re-erecting a seven-foot fence around the main Capitol building and installing high-tech security cameras for better view of the area.

Around 700 people are expected to be in attendance at the so-called Justice for J6 rally.

“Federal law enforcement agencies and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department are in a heightened state of alert and actively sharing information to ensure appropriate protective measures and operational response plans are in place,” White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Tuesday.

Matt Braynard, the rally’s organizer, has asked attendees to not wear pro-Trump clothing to the event.

“Anyone not honoring this request will be assumed to be an infiltrator and we will take your picture, find out who you are, and make you famous,” Braynard said.

Tags Donald Trump Donald Trump Jan. 6 Capitol attack Karine Jean-Pierre Legal affairs of Donald Trump Roger Stone Roger Stone Rudy Giuliani United States Capitol attack

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