Matt Gaetz Caught On Hot Microphone And Assures Roger Stone Of Pardon By Donald Trump

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Faced with possible jail time after being charged with obstructing congressional investigation, veteran Republican agent Roger Stone was insured by MAGA-loving Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) that former president Donald Trump would pardon him.

The new reveal comes from a hot microphone moment recorded by Danish filmmakers in 2019, which was shared with The Washington Post anticipating their movie A predicted stormto be released later this year.

“The boss still has a very favorable view of you,” the staunchly pro-Trump Congressman Stone told a right-wing “AMPFest” rally at one of the former president’s golf clubs, National Doral, before declaring that Trump would use that information. shared with him “directly”.

Within Trump’s orbit, those who work for the ex-president often refer to Trump as “DJT” and “the boss” when not speaking to him directly.

‘But I’m going down hard. I’ll fight it to the bitter end,” Stone added, to which the congressman replied, “Yeah, but I don’t think you’re going to go down at the end of the day.”

“I don’t think the big man can let you go for this,” Gaetz added.

At another point in their conversation, Stone expressed little optimism about the judges in the case, who he said weren’t his biggest fans.

“Maybe I should call on the big man, because I’ve…it’s the District of Columbia. We interviewed 120 jurors,” Stone told Gaetz, who was picked up by the hot microphone. “Ninety of them know who I am, and they hate my guts.”

The congressman then fired back, agreeing with Stone that he had been “fucked” in light of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Neither Stone nor a representative of Gaetz responded to The Daily Beast’s request for comment Saturday morning.

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Stone, who was found guilty by a federal jury in November 2019 of lying to Congress. He was found guilty of lying to Congress about his attempts to learn about hacked Democratic emails during the 2016 US presidential election.

It wasn’t just Gaetz that Stone took his frustration out on at the confab.

“I’m on trial in the District of Columbia. You can imagine the skin color of the jury pool, politically,” Stone complained to Turning Point USA employee Benny Johnson.

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