UPDATED 3:21 PM PT – Friday, December 17, 2021
Former President Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone appeared for a deposition before the Jan. 6 House Select Committee.
Stone met with the panel on Friday, but said he exercised his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to every question he was asked. The former Trump advisor contended he pleaded the Fifth because he’s done nothing wrong. In addition, he called the investigation a “witch hunt,” asserting it’s a partisan exercise.
Stone has denied any involvement in the events of Jan. 6, but has taken aim at the panel for looking into his actives on Jan. 5.
Roger Stone after Jan. 6 committee deposition:
“I did invoke my Fifth Amendment rights to every question. Not because I have done anything wrong, but because I am fully aware of the House Democrats’ long history of fabricating perjury charges.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 17, 2021
“And any claim, assertion or even implication that I knew about or was involved in any way whatsoever with the illegal and politically counterproductive activities of Jan. 6, is categorically false,” said Stone. “What disturbs me is any investigation into my activities on Jan. 5, which is constitutionally protected free speech, the constitutional right of free assembly.”
Stone is one of more than 50 individuals who have been subpoenaed by the panel so far.