Roger Stone has been called a lot of things, some that are not suitable for print, but perhaps performer and provocateur are the most accurate descriptions of the longtime political prankster.
Stone has been a flashy thorn in the side of politicians ever since the finals days of Richard Nixon’s presidency, having risen from the Watergate scandal while somehow never rinsing the stench of it off of him.
Now, as Stone faces criticism over his potential involvement with the January 6th insurrection, it seems as though one of the legal firms he’s staring down has a bit of a sense of humor.
Roger Stone, an ally of former president Donald Trump, was served legal papers during a live radio interview for his alleged role in the 6 January Capitol riots.
Mr Stone was speaking on the Real Talk 93.3 radio show in St Louis, Missouri on Wednesday when he was interrupted while answering a question on why it was “imperative” that Mr Trump run for the next presidential election.
“Hold on a second, I have a process server at my front door about to serve me in the latest lawsuit,” he could be heard saying. Mr Stone added that he was served a lawsuit filed at the civil court in the District of Columbia.
Stone’s seething cordiality could be heard in the call.
While Roger Stone was live on the air this morning with ‘Real Talk 93.3’ (St Louis) doing an interview about the 2024 election, he gets served by a process server with the January 6 lawsuit. (Audio) pic.twitter.com/pnXBPQh3Vn
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) September 15, 2021
The timing of the lawsuit could have another potential message as well, as a rally for the jailed January 6th insurrectionists is set to commence in Washington DC in a matter of days.
Hanging this cloud of responsibility over Stone ahead of the rally could be seen as a way to temper any coming trouble.