Political consultant Roger Stone was every bit his controversial self Saturday night at the Politicon event in Pasadena, California.
During a session titled “Weed Nation,” Stone threw verbal bombs at the Trump administration, accusing it of wanting to “re-fire up the war on drugs.”
But during a separate session on Watergate — which was really about the Trump-Russia probe – Stone seemed more ready to defend the president and his team.
For example, Stone said there was one key difference between the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon and the current media frenzy surrounding the White House.
“Watergate started with a crime,” Stone said, referring to the burglary that launched the case. But he said he saw no evidence of crime in contacts between Trump’s team and Russians.
In fact, Stone said he saw more parallels between the Nixon era and the Obama years than between Nixon and Trump, asserting the Obama administration had conducted surveillance on “tens of thousands” of Americans.
He also said the charge that Russians had hacked computers of the Democratic National Committee was “entirely unproven.”
What was Stone’s answer for the media lynch mobs and others going after Trump and Co.?
“You don’t have any evidence to impeach Trump,” Stone said, “and your motivation is entirely political.”
“You don’t have any evidence to impeach Trump, and your motivation is entirely political.”