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Roger Stone Appears Before Jan. 6 Committee, Invokes 5th Amendment

Roger Stone Appears Before Jan. 6 Committee, Invokes 5th Amendment
Roger Stone, a former adviser and confidant to former President Donald Trump, gets in to an elevator Friday prior to appearing before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 17 December 2021 11:42 AM

Longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone appeared before a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol Friday but said he refused to answer questions.

Speaking to reporters after his closed-door appearance, Stone said he invoked his constitutional protection against self-incrimination in response to a subpoena from the House of Representatives Select Committee.

"I don't like to see the criminalization of constitutionally protected political activity," Stone said. "I think it's a slippery slope."

The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects a person from being forced to disclose information to investigators that might subject them to criminal prosecution.

Stone appeared at pro-Trump rallies in Washington on Jan. 5, the day before the attack, and was protected by members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right anti-government group, on that day and the day of the attack. Several members of that group face criminal charges related to the attack.

At least two other high-profile witnesses in the investigation have said they would invoke that protection: John Eastman, a former lawyer for then-President Trump, and Jeffrey Clark, a former top Justice Department official during the Trump administration.

This report contains material from Reuters.

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Longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone appeared before a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol Friday but said he refused to answer questions.
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