A day before Election 2020 Roger Stonea longtime Republican operative and ally of the former president Donald Trumptold a documentary crew that he had no interest in waiting for actual vote tallies before taking part in election results.
According to footage provided by a Danish documentary crew and obtained by CNN, Stone can be heard saying, “In favor of voting, let’s get to violence.”
The clip is one of several pieces of footage obtained by CNN that the filmmakers also shared with the House Select Committee. January 6, 2021, Attack on the US Capitol. The filmmakers told CNN they came to an agreement to share some of the clips with the committee after the panel’s chairman, Democratic Rep. Benny Thompson of Mississippi, signed off on the footage in Copenhagen about two months ago. were delivered to the filmmakers.
The filmmakers, Christopher Guildbrandson and Frederick Marble, followed Stone for nearly three years for their documentary.
Footage shared with the committee could be included in its upcoming hearing this week. Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, publicly suggested over the weekend that the panel should have more disclosures about ties between Stone and domestic extremist groups, as well as the U.S. Capitol attacks. Efforts to keep Trump in power continue. Threats to Democracy
“Stay tuned,” Raskin said at the Texas Tribune Festival when asked about Stone’s possible connections to the Capitol riots.
“He’s someone who I think saw where things were going,” Raskin said.
In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, the filmmakers said the committee was interested in footage that focused on Stone’s relationship with the White House, and his alleged ties to the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys. was The filmmakers said they were unable to establish any connection between Stone, those groups, and the White House.
Members of the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys face multiple charges for their actions during the Capitol riots – including conspiracy to commit rebellion.
The trial of several Oath Keepers, including their leader Stewart Rhodes, will begin Tuesday with jury selection.
When the committee’s investigators traveled to Denmark to review documentary footage related to Stone, they made an agreement with the filmmakers to share 8 minutes of video that was of interest to the panel and within the scope of its investigation. . Politico first reported the trip in August.
The film crew was also contacted by the FBI in March and has not shared the footage with federal investigators, the filmmakers said. He said that the FBI did not issue a subpoena to the staff.
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In another clip from the documentary, also obtained by CNN, Stone said Trump should claim an early victory on election night 2020.
“I really doubt it will still be up in the air. When it does, the key thing is to claim victory. Possession is nine-tenths of the law, no we won,” Stone said in the footage on November 1, 2020. Said accordingly.
In another clip, filmed a week later on January 6, Stone is seen criticizing the White House counsel’s office for what he described as their argument that Trump was trying to overturn the election. I could not provide a premature apology to Stone and others for their alleged involvement.
“I believe the president is for it. The obstacles are — are these lily-livered, weak-kneed, bureaucrats in the White House counsel’s office and now they should be crushed because they told the president something that’s true. No,” Stone says in the clip.
As of July 2020, Stone has talked about challenging the upcoming presidential election in the courts. He said that the election will not be normal.
“Sorry, we’re not accepting them,” he said of the expected results. “We are challenging them in court.”
“If voters come to the Electoral College, armed guards will throw them out,” he continued. “I’m challenging all of that. And the judges we’re going to are the judges I appointed.
Stone disputed the authenticity of the footage.
“I challenge the accuracy and authenticity of these videos and believe they have been manipulated and selectively edited. I also point out that the filmmakers have no legal right to use them. How ironic. It’s just that Kim Kardashian and I were both the victims of computer manipulation videos on the same day,” Stone said in a statement to CNN.
“The excerpts you provided below do not prove anything, certainly not that I had anything to do with the events of January 6. That being said, it clearly shows that I legally Advocated congressional and judicial powers.
It’s unclear what the committee uncovered, but there are some basic details that are known about Stone’s whereabouts and involvement in the events surrounding January 6.
On January 5, the day before the capital attack, members of the far-right militia group Oath Keepers Security provided for the stone during a rally that day, including rolling it around on a golf cart.
Stone also had ties to the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for street violence, and was recorded reciting the group’s creed in a video released by the House Select Committee. Is.
According to a former White House aide Testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson Before the committee this summer, the night before Jan. 6, Trump asked then-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to ask Stone and former national security adviser Michael Flynn what was going to happen on Jan. 6.
Hutchinson Testified that Meadows called Stone and Flynn that evening and tried to get to the Willard Hotel in Washington, where Trump supporters — including Stone — had set up a “war room.”
Stone, who attended the “Stop the Steel” rally on Jan. 6, has not been charged with any crime related to the capital attack.
This story was updated Monday with additional details.