Far-right provocateur and convicted felon Roger Stone has embraced the extremist Proud Boys militia and lied to investigators about his contacts with WikiLeaks, with whom he likely conspired to leak emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016.
In the last weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump pardoned Stone for his convictions of witness tampering, obstruction, and making false statements to authorities.
But after an awkward moment in a recent radio interview, it looks like Stone's legal problems may not be over.
As Stone answered questions for a radio show recently, he stopped the proceedings to answer a knock at his door:
"Hold on a second, I have a process server at my front door about to serve me in the latest lawsuit."
A person can be heard saying, "you know what I have" before serving the papers for what Stone said was a civil suit regarding January 6, when a mob of pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol to prevent the peaceful transfer of power.
Stone told the radio hosts:
"Alright, I have just been served in the January 6th lawsuit — live, right here on your radio show. This is a big, big stack of papers, which is good, because we're out of toilet paper."
In the weeks since the Capitol Riots, Stone has faced heightened scrutiny for his potential role in the Capitol Riots. He was seen in a D.C. hotel with members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia who planned a takeover effort on the day of the riots. In the weeks before the insurrection, Stone also appeared at events promoting the lies that the 2020 election was "stolen."
People felt Stone got what he deserved.
Stone can't rely on pardons anymore, as people pointed out.
Timing indicates the suit was filed by a group of Capitol Police officers who defended the Capitol on January 6.