Roger Stone is back in the news today, fresh off of a late-in-the-game pardon from President Donald Trump.
Stone was set to go away to prison on charges stemming from the Robert Mueller-led RussiaGate investigation just days after the Commander in Chief commuted his sentence and erased his fines and record.
During a recent interview in which he was grilled about the circumstances of his pardon, Stone appeared to use a racial slur against the African American radio host to whom he was speaking.
On Saturday night, Stone was grilled by radio host Morris W. O’Kelly on “the Mr. Mo’Kelly Show” on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles. The phone interview was broadcast and streamed.
Stone claimed his conviction last year was the result of bias against himself and the president.
“It was a jury of my political opponents,” Stone said.
“There are thousands of people treated unfairly daily,” O’Kelly said. “Hell, your number just happened to come up in the lottery. I’m guessing it was more than just luck, Roger, right?”
Stone was silent, then it sounded like he was either away from the phone or covering it up when he said, “I don’t really feel like arguing with this negro.”
“I’m sorry, what was that?” O’Kelly responded. “Roger? I’m sorry, what did you say?”
Stone responded by denying that he used the slur, but gave no alternative explanation for what he could have been saying at the time.