Political strategist Roger Stone declared early Thursday that he fears he may be next on "crooked" special counsel Robert Mueller's "hit list" because he's advised President Donald Trump for the past 39 years, and asked for financial contributions to help him fight back.
"I am being targeted not because I committed a crime, but because the 'deep state' liberals want to silence me and pressure me to testify against my good friend President Donald J. Trump," Stone said in an email. "Mueller thinks he can 'flip' me against the president the way he flipped Michael Cohen!"
Stone insisted he's done nothing wrong, and neither has the president, and he insisted he would never roll on "my friend."
"This is a witch hunt!" he said. "Although the fake news media like CNN and MSNBC have harped on a false narrative about me and my support for Donald Trump, Mueller and his band of left-wing partisan prosecutors have found no evidence of Russian collusion or any alleged collaboration with WikiLeaks on my part."
However, Stone said every aspect of his personal and private life are being examined, and claimed the attacks are designed to bankrupt him.
"My defense cost could be more than $2 million, money I do not have," Stone said, asking for contributions to the Roger Stone Legal Defense Fund.
"I now know Trump-targeting prosecutors have been monitoring my e-mails, text messages, and phone calls since 2016," claimed Stone. "This witch hunt threatens to break me financially. Leaks by the special counsel's office have substantially hurt my business."
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