On Tuesday Stone told Democratic Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein he would take the Fifth and refuse to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He also announced he was refusing to hand over documents she had requested.
Stone's move came just one day after President Trump attacked his former personal attorney Michael Cohen, then immediately praised Stone for having the "guts" to not flip or testify against him in the Mueller probe. Many, including legal experts, see this as witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
But as CNN's Jake Tapper noticed, Stone is now fundraising off Trump's endorsement.
In an email from the Roger Stone Legal Defense Fund (Stone is reportedly worth about $10 million so it's unclear why he shouldn't have to pay for his actions), Stone asks, "Did you see what President Trump tweeted yesterday friend?"
The email includes a screenshot of this Trump tweet:
“I will never testify against Trump.” This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about “President Trump.” Nice to know that some people still have “guts!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2018
It also asks supporters to "help fight back" – by sending money.
Take a look:
Roger Stone now fundraising using Trump tweet praising him for refusing to cooperate with law enforcement authorities. pic.twitter.com/qb7hFyhCqK
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 5, 2018
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