Former Trump Advisor Roger Stone's trial may be a few months away, but poetic justice is much more swift.
Stone was arrested at his home for coordinating with WikiLeaks to obtain Hillary Clinton Campaign emails stolen by Russian operatives.
After being released on bail a few hours later, Stone spoke to reporters:
"As I have always said, the worst thing than being talked about is not being talked about. After a two-year inquisition, the charges today relate in no way to Russian collusion, WikiLeaks collaboration or any other illegal act in connection with the 2016 campaign."
However, Stone was barely audible over boos and chants of "lock him up" from protestors.
Roger Stone sort-of made a statement to the press after his arrest ... but you couldn't hear him over the crowd boo… https://t.co/2eDRQw5dQz— Caroline Orr (@Caroline Orr)1548438736.0
Like many Trump campaign officials and supporters, Stone frequently called for the arrest and prosecution of former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
This clip of Roger Stone leading a "lock her up" chant with Alex Jones is now just *chef's kiss* https://t.co/KBoilt1uLo— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1548439907.0
Roger Stone, 2015: “We demand the prosecution of Bill and Hillary Clinton for their crimes!” https://t.co/za4uulkqWI— Rogue Melania🍸🍸🍸 (@Rogue Melania🍸🍸🍸)1548427692.0
Roger Stone is widely believed to have cemented the phrase "lock her up!" as a rallying cry for Trump supporters during the 2016 election. Protestors turning the chant around on Stone after his arrest was, for many, a bountiful serving of poetic justice.
@RVAwonk I love this song...... https://t.co/8eikmnHAyV— Brooklyn Kid 718 (@Brooklyn Kid 718)1548439393.0
@RVAwonk @Mikel_Jollett To everyone there who chanted... I love you all!— Jeff Wodeshick (@Jeff Wodeshick)1548439188.0
People chanting “Lock him up!” at Roger Stone outside of the courthouse this morning really warms my heart. If Trum… https://t.co/GrunkwQztC— Joe Pike (@Joe Pike)1548440055.0
@RVAwonk Karma— Jenny #ImpeachTrump 🌊 (@Jenny #ImpeachTrump 🌊)1548439081.0
@RVAwonk The pendulum is swinging back...— Elliott (not E.T.) (@Elliott (not E.T.))1548439137.0
Roger Stone arrested!!! Karma is a bitch! From the man who chanted "lock her up" and now he is behind bars.— JC (@JC)1548422994.0
The White House has attempted to distance Trump from Stone, but it may be too late for that.
Their relationship is well documented.
Roger Stone and @realDonaldTrump have a long history. Check out my exchange on @CNN with Trump in 2004 when we disc… https://t.co/dqzSMshm70— Wolf Blitzer (@Wolf Blitzer)1548440025.0
This seems helpful. Paul Manafort: "Even after Roger Stone stopped being the principal political advisor to Trump… https://t.co/Vo77kna7I4— Polly Sigh (@Polly Sigh)1548433687.0
For his part, Stone appeared unfazed during the statement.
@RVAwonk There's that elitist smirk again. It's as recognizable as the MAGA hat.— Joanne J Henry (@Joanne J Henry)1548440693.0
@RVAwonk Never seen someone so happy to be most likely going to prison. Is it the drugs or fear of Russians?— M (@M)1548440604.0
@RVAwonk But he kept that smile going along with the smirk. He seemed to be enjoying it. The LOCK HIM UP, not so much. LOCK HIM UP!!— patricia meister (@patricia meister)1548440215.0
Stone's arrest is one of the most notable of the Russia investigation so far.