Monday, April 3, 2017

Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump Adviser Postponed

Roger Stone appears at a hearing for the postponed civil trial in which he will be called on as witness. By his side was former madam and GOP nominee for NY Governor, Kirstin Davis. Stone managed her 2010 campaign and is godfather of her baby. Warren Redlich, the plaintiff, was the 2010 Libertarian candidate for NY Governor.L-R Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Braun, Warren Redlich, Stone's attorney, Benjamin Burge, Foreground: Roger Stone, Kirstin Davis. Artwork by Aggie Whelan Kenny


By KAREN MATTHEWS
Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Republican strategist Roger Stone said Thursday that jurors may think he's "the devil" but he still expects to beat a defamation lawsuit accusing him of circulating a mailer calling a political candidate a sexual predator.
The civil trial in New York was set to start Thursday but was postponed until at least August.
Stone, a longtime Donald Trump adviser who cut his teeth in politics playing tricks on opponents of President Richard Nixon, said he looks forward to testifying - and he also hopes to testify before congressional committees investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
He said he wants to testify before the House Intelligence Committee because ranking Democrat Adam Schiff, of California, "maligned" him by accusing him of predicting the hacking of Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta's email account.
"He slimed me in public, and I'd like to have an opportunity to defend myself in public," Stone said.
The defamation suit accuses Stone and two others of sending a flyer to 150,000 New York households during the state's 2010 election that called the Libertarian Party candidate for governor, Warren Redlich, a "sick twisted pervert."

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