The early morning arrest of President Donald Trump’s longtime former political adviser Roger Stone as part of the special counsel investigation over his communications with WikiLeaks sent shockwaves around the nation. It also prompted internet sleuths to resurface a rather unbecoming video of Stone mocking Special Counsel Robert Mueller while drinking a glass of vodka. (Yes, you read that correctly.)
“Oh my God, I’m busted drinking Russian vodka. Mueller, arrest me…libtards,” says Stone in a video he posted to his own Instagram account on February 5, 2018.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 6, 2018
The video made the rounds on social media this morning as news of Stone’s arrest on charges that he obstructed an official proceeding, made false statements and engaged in witness tampering. For many, Stone’s cavalier attitude served as an indication that he was tempting fate with the special counsel.
2017: Roger Stone: “I’m drinking russian vodka. Robert Mueller, arrest me…”
2019: Roger Stone indicted by grand jury on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, FBI arrests him: https://t.co/qfMCtvLS51
— 🎙 (@theaveragevoter) January 25, 2019
‘Member when Roger Stone made a dumb skit/video where someone caught him drinking vodka and he said, “Arrest me, libtards!”?
— Ian Mintz (@ianmintz) January 25, 2019
A February 2017 interview Stone gave to TIME also resurfaced. At the time, Stone scoffed at a New York Times report that revealed he was “among a couple of Trump associates under federal investigation for alleged ties to Russia.”