Caputo defiant at Roger Stone's conviction

"This whole thing was a sham from the start"

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November 16, 2019 - 6:21 am

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBEN) - Long-time Roger Stone supporter Michael Caputo was defiant at Friday's court apperarance for one of the president's closest allies.

Stone was found guilty of all seven federal charges including lying to Congress, tampering with witnesses, and obstruction of a House intelligence probe. The charges came as a result of the Mueller report.

Caputo turned his back to the jury during the appearance in court according to reporters. The Western New York native who played a role in Trump's campaign said he didn't agree with the jury and that Stone's actions were no different than democrats such as Hillary Clinton, James Clapper, James Comey, and others.

"The problem we have in America is that Congress spends so much time lying to us and they don't really care if their allies lie back to them," Caputo told WBEN. "The problem here is not that Roger Stone lied to Congress. The problem is that Roger Stone convinced a billionaire to run for president and took away everything from these Washington beltway types. That's what he's being punished for."

Caputo said he had no respect for the jury due to its lack of republican representation. He said the jury foreman, the person who acts as a spokesperson for the jury, was a former democratic candidate for Congress.

"This whole thing was a sham from the start," Caputo said.

Caputo said that the judge, Amy Berman Jackson, who was nominated by President Obama in 2010 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate the following year, was fair.

"When the jury stood up to leave the room, my legs wouldn't lift me," Caputo said. "I didn't plan to do it. My legs just wouldn't lift me after two weeks of watching this charade. When I was told to stand up, I did. But I turned my back on what I thought was a very disrespectful enterprise. The proceedings themselves were a disrespect to the Constitution of the United States."

Caputo also claimed he was threatened by a US Marshal after Caputo said he would rather die than to work that Marshal's job.

"That can be arranged," Caputo claimed the Marshal said.

Stone will be sentenced on February 6. Caputo said he believes there will be an appeal but has been ordered not to contact Stone or his attorney.


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