President-elect Donald Trump surrogate Roger Stone is calling for the formal prosecution of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Stone’s petition lists five charges to be brought against Clinton, including obstruction of justice and violation of the Espionage Act.
“No way should [Hillary Clinton] avoid prosecution #LockHerUp Sign our petition to the [Donald Trump] Administration,” Stone tweeted out Dec. 19. It was retweeted 225 times by that afternoon.
“It is premature for the Trump administration to decide whether Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton should be prosecuted,” the petition reads, according to Sone Cold Truth. “In truth, the American people do not yet have a full cataloging of their many crimes. We respectfully urge President-Elect Donald Trump and Attorney General Designate Jeff Sessions to gather all appropriate evidence and submit it to the Grand Jury to make the important decision about the Clinton’s potential indictment.”
The Charges they want brought against Clinton are reportedly obstruction of justice, spoliation of evidence, Violation of the Federal Records Act, and Violation of the Espionage Act.
Stone tweeted Oct. 1: “Wednesday [Hillary Clinton] is done. #Wikileaks.”
Subsequent WikiLeaks releases aimed against Clinton and her campaign director, John Podesta, suggested that Stone may have had some advance knowledge of WikiLeak’s planned actions.
“I have a back-channel communications with WikiLeaks,” Stone told NBC News. “But they certainly don’t clear or tell me in advance what they’re going to do.”
“Trust me, it will soon [be] Podesta’s time in the barrel,” Stone tweeted earlier in August.
“I think it’s a reasonable assumption to — or at least a reasonable conclusion — that Mr. Stone had advanced warning and the Trump campaign had advanced warning about what [WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange] was going to do,” Podesta commented on Stone in October.
I think there’s at least a reasonable, reasonable belief that Mr. Assange may have passed this information onto Mr. Stone. … Worst of all, the growing number of links between Trump’s associates, Wikileaks and the Russian government raises troubling questions about the possibility that Trump’s allies had advance knowledge of the release of these illegally obtained emails.
Sources: Roger Stone/Twitter (2), Stone Cold Truth, NBC News / Photo credit: Crooks and Liars