Roger Stone, a long-time political icon, is the victim of a high-profile political witchhunt involving people who could not beat him in the arena of ideas, so they conspired against him with the full weight of the government to bankrupt him and harass him. His crime: his most recent crime, he dared get behind President Donald J. Trump. This is the story of a classic warfare tactic called: Lawfare.
“Lawfare is the misuse of legal systems and principles against an enemy, such as by damaging or delegitimizing them, wasting their time and money (e.g., SLAPP suits), or winning a public relations victory,” according to Wikipedia.
America should be outraged because if Stone can be harassed by law enforcement, bankrupted, gagged, and dragged through the media in soviet style show trails, as shown in the following statement, the same can happen to any of us, little people.
Late last week, the DOJ announced that they would pursue Stone, NOT the people threatening the police or setting buildings on fire; no, they would pursue Roger Stone again.
NBC announced that the US Justice Department would sue Roger Stone over taxes.
BREAKING: U.S. Justice Dept. sues Roger Stone, accusing him and his wife of owing nearly $2M in unpaid income taxes. https://t.co/7qnrpImrmC
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 16, 2021
“The Justice Department on Friday sued Roger Stone, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, accusing Stone and his wife, Nydia, of owing nearly $2 million in unpaid federal income taxes and fees.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, says the couple underpaid their income taxes by $1,590,361 from 2007 to 2011. It further says Stone, 68, did not pay his full tax bill in 2018, coming up $407,036 short. The couple, the suit alleges, used a commercial entity to “shield their personal income from the enforced collection and fund a lavish lifestyle despite owing nearly $2 million in unpaid taxes, interest, and penalties,” NBC reported.
This is lawfare.
The following is a statement I got from Roger Stone:
Why am I being treated differently than Hunter Biden and the Rev. Al Sharpton in the civil suit for back taxes announced by the US Department of Justice against my wife and me? They know we have no assets. Could it be because it is politically motivated harassment fueled by prosecutors’ fury and liberal hysteria over the fact that President Trump saw the clear corruption of my trial and had the strength and the courage to correct this injustice by issuing me a grant of clemency and a full and unconditional pardon?
Now, Robert Mueller, I am not a convicted felon, nor did you have any evidence against me as you were forced to admit by the court in the long-hidden sections of your report.
A civil suit was filed against me for 2007 and 2008 taxes, which I was reliably paying down every month until the expenses of my defense.
Due to their prosecution of me and the drop of my income from being gagged by the Judge and unable to write or speak, it cost us our home, savings, my car, a 2012 Jaguar, most of our insurance, and we were essentially broke.
That my wife and I owe a significant amount in federal taxes has been a matter of public record for several years. This is not news. We had worked diligently with the IRS to pay down our debt until we were financially destroyed by the politically motivated and corrupt Mueller investigation. The claim that my wife and I are living a lavish lifestyle is a laughable joke in view of the fact that we are virtually bankrupt. Yes, I < after lost any regular income, my meager savings, home, and car. most of our Insurance After making over three years of monthly payments, I ran out of money to pay them. You can’t get blood out of a Stone.
Please recognize the Justice Department filed their civil suit at 6 PM on a Friday with no notice whatsoever to my tax attorneys with whom they have been in regular contact. This demonstrates the political motivation of these highly contrived charges. If fact negotiations to settle this debt went silent the day after the Inauguration of Joe Biden.
Evidently, I am being held to a far different standard than Hunter Biden who is in fact living a lavish lifestyle and the status of whose federal tax investigation we have no report on whatsoever. Hunter just moved into a $2.5 Million dollar home in the pricey Hollywood Hills.
I sold my car but a friend died and left Mrs. Stone a 2006 Mazda with 120,000 miles on it. The transmission died last week and the cost of replacing it is greater than the value of the car. I still have no regular income. The total censorship of all my words or books on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram has taken its toll in the sale of my books. The destruction by the FBI of all of my digital broadcast equipment has made getting my new podcast up and the smear tactics used against me have soured two promising podcast/radio deals.
This civil suit is, however, a clear sign that the smear campaign of “guilt by association” to tie me baselessly to the illegal events of January 6th has failed. In fact, any statement, claim, insinuation, or report alleging, or even implying, that I had any involvement in or knowledge of any unlawful acts by any person or group in or around the U.S. Capitol or anywhere in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, is categorically false.
This is yet another example of the Democrats weaponizing the Justice Department in violation of the rule of law. Having failed to destroy me in their fabricated Russian collusion investigation and, having failed to find any evidence whatsoever that I had advance knowledge of or was involved in any way in the attack on the capitol on January 6 the DOJ is harassing me and even attacking my wife.
These charges. The claim that my wife and I funneled money anywhere to live a lavish lifestyle is preposterous and will be exposed at trial as patently ridiculous.
Thanks to the DOJ My wife and I are virtually indigent and on the brink of bankruptcy having spent everything we had for my legal defense in the Russian collusion hoax. The Department of Justice is fully aware of this. We have no assets to hide. Their motive is revenge. Their goal is harassment.
I will fight these politically motivated charges and I will prevail again. Americans who want to help me in this epic battle can go to StoneDefenseFund.com . Roger Stone still did nothing wrong!
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Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776