Roger Stone said Sunday that he plans to sue Twitter for suspending his account, accusing the social media giant of trying to censor conservative voices. Even so, several screenshots of his meltdown have been taken and stored for posterity.
Stone, a long-time Trump supporter and former member of Richard Nixon's administration, demanded that Jake Tapper also be "very severely punished" and referred to Republican consultant and frequent CNN contributor Ana Navarro as a "dumbf-". Word came down that Robert Mueller had secured grand jury indictments in his Trump-Russia collusion investigation and that someone could be in custody by Monday.
It came as the network reported that a federal grand jury has approved the first charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
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"Any accounts and related accounts engaging in the activities specified below may be temporarily locked and/or permanent suspension", the policy reads.
But Stone, a former Trump campaign adviser and longtime GOP operative, said that he has experienced harassment on the social media site, and that Twitter's decision to suspend his account seemed meant to "silence conservative voices".
Twitter later buckled to pressure and suspended Stone. Stone helped Trump's campaign throughout 2016. He told Fox News his ban was scheduled to last "for 3 hours and 12 minutes" at least 16 hours ago, but the account is still suspended as of publication time. He says in the Netflix documentary Get Me Roger Stone that he got Mr Trump to run for president.
Update, October 29th, 10:00am: Stone has told Politico that he's thinking about legal action against Twitter. "According to the tech news site, Stone reportedly violated Twitter's rules regarding harassment when he tweeted, "@donlemon must be confronted, humiliated, mocked and punished".