Filmmaker Christopher Guldbrandsen made another appearance on MSNBC on Monday, during which he shared additional details he had captured for his documentary centered around far-right activist and political operative Roger Stone.
In the newly released video, Stone makes a confession, admitting that he was fully aware of the fact that Trump had lost the 2020 election before he initiated his efforts to challenge the election results. The context of the video depicts an agitated Stone expressing his frustration about not being involved in the January 6th speech.
Expressing his bewilderment, Stone says, “I don’t understand how they want us to lead the march but they can’t even tell us where to go.” He can be seen walking through what seems to be the lobby of the Willard Hotel near the White House.
Upon being questioned by a woman about the situation, Stone responds, “I think you just got your answer,” The woman then asks, “That we’re not speaking?” To which Stone replies, “Yeah. I mean, if we were speaking we’d have secret service protection as [Rudy] Giuliani did. It’s fine. Let’s go upstairs and watch this on TV.”
In another segment, presumably from the hotel room, Stone is captured on the phone, explaining his perspective.
“It’s very clear I was never on their list,” He said. “The whole thing was a con job. No, it’s infuriating. Just, it’s just, childish and it’s amateurish. It’s why they lost. They don’t know what they’re doin.”
During this conversation, Stone is wearing a microphone attached to his shirt, inadvertently recording the entire dialogue. He proceeds to discuss his unofficial and informal efforts to aid the Trump campaign, which he perceives as being disorganized. “To address your query, will he emerge victorious? I cannot say. Is it feasible? Perhaps. I foresee an outcome similar to the 2000 election, characterized by a protracted dispute over the winner. This campaign lacks the structure required for a fierce battle, yet that’s the situation we find ourselves in. Thus, independent action becomes essential.”
Anchor Melber elucidates that Stone holds the distinction of being Trump’s longest-serving advisor and a convicted felon. He openly endorsed violence and covertly schemed to challenge the outcomes in states where Trump was trailing and ultimately lost. His association with extremist groups in relation to the events of January 6th was publicly acknowledged. When his aspirations to speak on the same platform as Donald Trump were thwarted, his anger became evident.
In a previous instance, Guldbrandsen disclosed that Stone had formulated the concept of protests by electors prior to the conclusion of the 2020 election.
Although not showcased in the earlier interview, a reported incident emerged wherein Stone experienced a “meltdown” due to Donald Trump’s refusal to pardon him for his involvement in activities surrounding the 2020 election and the January 6th attack.
Stone can be heard ranting that Trump “betrayed everyone” and that he “deserved what he had coming.”
Following last week’s interview, former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman cautioned that Stone’s reckoning is imminent. To date, Stone has not faced any indictments for his actions in connection with the events of 2020.
Watch the segment from Melber’s show in the clips below.
NEW TAPE: Roger Stone admits Trump “lost” and slams Trump’s campaign. pic.twitter.com/uvUvGVo5Xb
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