Roger Stone, the long-time Republican operative and close ally of Donald Trump, was caught on video calling for violence before the 2020 presidential election.
CNN obtained the footage from Danish filmmakers Christoffer Guldbrandsen and Frederik Marbell, who followed Stone for about three years for their documentary film.
“Fuck the voting, let’s get right to the violence” Stone can be heard saying in the clip the day before the November 2020 presidential election.
In another clip from November 1, 2020, Stone accurately predicted that no winner will be declared on election night but said Trump should prematurely claim victory, which he did.
“I really do suspect it’ll still be up in the air. When that happens, the key thing to do is to claim victory. Possession is nine tenths of the law, no we won,” Stone said.
In another clip filmed after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Stone slammed the White House Counsel’s office for arguing that Trump could not issue preemptive pardons to Stone and others for their involvement in the plot to overturn the election.
“I believe the President is for it. The obstacles are these – are these lily livered, weak kneed, bureaucrats in the White House Counsel’s Office and now they must be crushed because they’ve told the President something that’s not true,” Stone says in the clip, according to CNN.
In a statement Stone disputed the authenticity of the footage, telling CNN, “I challenge the accuracy and the authenticity of these videos and believe they have been manipulated and selectively edited. I also point out that the filmmakers do not have the legal right to use them. “