The left has been waiting for months to interrogate Trump associates about Russia.

They believe once they have them under oath they will crack and admit the whole Russia scheme or give evasive and false answers.

So no one could believe what happened to one witness.

Trump advisor Roger Stone has been a target of the left for months.

Democrats and Obama loyalists in the Deep State have been planting stories that paint him as a traitor and someone who colluded with the Russians.

No evidence has emerged to back up these claims, but the left is still convinced of his guilt.

The media has played upon Stone’s self-described “dirty trickster” persona he cultivated in Republican politics going back to the Nixon years to label him as a collaborator with the Russians.

Stone has repeatedly denied these allegations and stated his desire to testify in public.

He has singled out California Democrat Adam Schiff – the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee – as a liar and someone who has tried to destroy his reputation.

So it came as a shock when the House Intelligence Committee announced Stone would testify behind closed doors on July 24th.

Politico reports:

“Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone is set to appear July 24 before the House Intelligence Committee, which is examining contacts between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign, according to Stone’s attorney.

The hearing will be closed, said Stone’s lawyer, Robert Buschel. He said his client had asked for a public hearing on Capitol Hill to address his communications last year with Moscow-linked hackers and WikiLeaks, which published personal emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

“We tried really hard,” Buschel said, adding that he was told by the GOP-led House panel, “They’re done with public.”

Podesta testified Tuesday before the committee.

As he left his interview, Podesta was asked if the Obama administration had done enough to counter Russia’s election interference. “I think they were trying to make the best judgments they could on behalf of the American people,” he said.

In an email, Stone told POLITICO he wanted to testify specifically to counter Podesta.

“With John Podesta appearing before the committee I do feel it is essential that I have the opportunity to rebut his serial lies,” Stone said in an email. “I may not be able to sue a member of Congress but I sure as hell can sue the f— out of Podesta. The claim that I had knowledge of the hacking of his email by WikiLeaks in advance is a demonstrable lie.”

Stone testifying in private could be another sign the investigation is turning into a bust.

He has repeatedly claimed he never colluded with the Russians.

And if there was any damaging information about him, it would have leaked or the hearing would be held in public.

Trump supporters were hoping the flamboyant Stone would testify in public to put to rest the fake news about Russian collusion.

His testimony would drive a stake through the heart of the Russian hoax.

But America will be deprived of that opportunity as his testimony will not be held in public.

We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this story.

 

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