Longtime Donald Trump advisor Roger Stone got served with a lawsuit related to the January 6th Capitol riot while he was conducting an interview on live radio – and made the most of the situation by calling it a ‘fraud.’
Stone was in the midst of an interview Wednesday with ‘Real Talk’ on KRTK in the St. Louis suburbs, a conservative outlet that calls itself the ‘Voice of Freedom.’
Stone was answering a question about why he thinks it is ‘imperative’ that Trump, who pardoned him after he was convicted of lying to Congress, should run for president in 2024.
‘Hold on a second, I have a process server at my front door about to serve me in the latest lawsuit,’ Stone said, as the scene plays out on air.
Trump confidant and advisor Roger Stone looks at a cell phone next to supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the U.S. Congress certification of the November 2020 election results during protests in Washington, U.S., January 5, 2021
‘Live on your radio show,’ he said, prompting his interviewer to exclaim: ‘Holy smokes.’
Stone goes on to have a polite conversation with the process server who tracked him down.
‘Yes of course, I’ll be happy to accept,’ Stone says. ‘Yes of course, a civil court in the District of Columbia,’ he says, before the server corrects him and says ‘federal.’
‘It’s still a fraud, doesn’t matter,’ Stone replies.
‘Alright, I have just been served in the January 6th lawsuit, live right here on your radio’ Stone says. He then riffs that it is a ‘big, big stack of papers, which is good because we’re out of toilet paper today.’
Lawyer Ron Filipkowski tweeted out the scene.
Stone has already been named in a lawsuit by seven Capitol Police officers, who also name former President Trump, Proud Boys, and other groups.
‘Defendants’ unlawful efforts culminated in the January 6 mass attack on the United States Capitol and the brutal, physical assault of hundreds of law enforcement officers,’ they write in their suit.
Roger Stone says he never left his DC hotel with the Proud Boys to attend the Capitol protest that turned into a riot
Stone is named in a civil suit by Capitol Police officers, who also name former President Trump as a defendant
A lawyer tweeted out audio of the moment Stone was served
Stone politely accepted the document on the air as he was served
Stone was not at the January 6th riot where a mob ransacked the Capitol. But he was in Washington the day of the rally and was pictured with members of his security team – members of the Oath Keepers who were subsequently charged in connection with the riot.
. He was also pictured with Proud Boy leaders before the Dec. 12th, 2020 ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in Washington.
He has not been accused of any crime related to January 6th, where about 600 people have been charged.