Roger Stone is suspended from Twitter
Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Donald Trump and self-described political provocateur, was suspended from Twitter on Saturday.
Stone lashed out at CNN anchor Don Lemon and others on Friday night, seemingly responding to reports that an indictment from special prosecutor Robert Mueller was imminent in the ongoing probe into the Trump election campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.
Stone tweeted that Lemon was “dumber than dog —-” and deserved to be mocked and punished.
Stone did not respond to a request for comment. A Twitter spokesperson highlighted the social media site’s policies against harassment and abuse, and incitement for others to harass.
Under Twitter’s current guidelines, Stone could face a permanent suspension.
While he does not have an official White House role, Stone was reported to be actively lobbying the president recently over his decision to release the remaining sealed and redacted documents surrounding the JFK assassination. He also frequently mentions during appearances on Alex Jones’ conspiracy-based radio show that he often talks with the president.