Roger Stone Vows Legal Action After Twitter Suspension

He blames censorship by 'tech left'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2017 3:30 AM CDT
Stone Vows Legal Actio After Twitter Suspension
Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill on Sept. 26, 2017, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Roger Stone has been suspended from Twitter—and he says it's a move that the site will bitterly regret. "They will soon learn they have bitten off more than they can chew," the outspoken President Trump ally tells New York. Stone says he plans to bring an antitrust case against Twitter, and he knows "a little bit about generating publicity." "I am advised I have a very strong legal case," he says. "Twitter wants to avoid being regulated like a utility. No one has been willing to file the antitrust case. I am."

Stone—whose suspension now appears to be permanent, not temporary as initially thought—was kicked off the site Saturday, the day after he launched a tirade against CNN anchors and other journalists, calling Don Lemon an "ignorant lying covksucker [sic]." Stone tells Politico that the "battle against free speech has just begun." "This is a strange way to do business and part and parcel of the systematic effort by the tech left to censor and silence conservative voices," he says, adding that Twitter seems "unconcerned" by "threats to kill my wife, my family, my children, and even my dogs." (Earlier this year, Stone said any politician who voted to impeach Trump would "endanger their own life.")

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