WASHINGTON, D.C. – DECEMBER 17: Roger Stone, a former adviser and confidante to former U.S. President Donald Trump, gets into his vehicle in front of the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Federal Building after his deposition before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol on December 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
UPDATED 3:21 PM PT – Friday, December 17, 2021
Former President Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone appeared for a deposition before the Jan. 6 House Select Committee.
Stone met with the panel on Friday, but said he exercised his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to every question he was asked. The former Trump advisor contended he pleaded the Fifth because he’s done nothing wrong. In addition, he called the investigation a “witch hunt,” asserting it’s a partisan exercise.
Stone has denied any involvement in the events of Jan. 6, but has taken aim at the panel for looking into his actives on Jan. 5.
“And any claim, assertion or even implication that I knew about or was involved in any way whatsoever with the illegal and politically counterproductive activities of Jan. 6, is categorically false,” said Stone. “What disturbs me is any investigation into my activities on Jan. 5, which is constitutionally protected free speech, the constitutional right of free assembly.”
Stone is one of more than 50 individuals who have been subpoenaed by the panel so far.