Why Roger Stone Abruptly Left His Criminal Trial | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Why Roger Stone Abruptly Left His Criminal Trial | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC 1


As The White House braces for a potential Senate trial of Donald Trump, the criminal trial for Trump's longest serving adviser begins. Roger Stone jury selection kicked off in D.C. where he faces charges for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing justice. Politico’s Darren Samuelsohn reports on a surprise twist inside the courtroom. Aired on 11/05/19.
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Why Roger Stone Abruptly Left His Criminal Trial | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

74 Comments on "Why Roger Stone Abruptly Left His Criminal Trial | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC"

  1. Roger Stone has been a drama queen his whole life. What did you expect?

    • @Meredith Gregory As a matter of fact after some soul searching. I decided to remove my comment. Can you imagine Trump ever doing the same to ANY of his hateful tweets or remarks? But as I said thank you for remark! It has made me more self aware! But as far as Trump and his lack of morals and leadership. I will continue to give my OPINION!! I am surprised you haven’t attacked my opinions of him in my 1st response to you. It’s nice to know you agree with me! Be Well!

    • Meredith Gregory | November 8, 2019 at 6:13 AM | Reply

      @science wins I do not attack people for voicing their opinions, whether I agree with them or not. We all have the right to voice said opinions (for now at least), but I do know the kind of people you refer to. Those types I do not understand, why does a differing opinion seem to threaten them, why do they think it’s all right to deny another to deny another’s right to engage in activity that they themselves feel they have to engage in? What are those people so afraid of? Perhaps I’m just too old school but I don’t think so. As far as I am aware of, fair & equal treatment no matter what or who your align yourself with, politically speaking, is not how you should be held to answer for, you know ~ Blind Justice. We all know that that’s not always how it works. Thank you for replying back to me & for acting like a rational person, it’s very refreshing. I enjoy having discussions with those who think opposite of me but most everyone ends up in BIG fights & worse. People egaged in those types of discussions go thru various emotions, ie; raising of voices, getting in each others faces, etc., this called being passionate about your beliefs. And, when is all said & done, end the discussion, shake hands & go on with their day & their life. As I like to say about myself is that yes, at times I may be insane, but I know that my intentions are good & my heart is pure.
      Thanks for your time.

    • @Meredith Gregory Nice!!! Respect to you! I think that the hate and disparity we see on these threads is a byproduct of the anonymity being of being able to shoot your daggers from the cover of a keyboard! Turns sheep into lions! Lol! I recently had a person point out that when I made a comment, although in jest! When I mentioned Ebola in regard to someone I disagreed with! I WAS WRONG!! And after a serving of humble pie and self evaluation. I thanked the person for making me a little more self aware! I REMOVED THE COMMENT! I vehemently oppose Trump and his agenda and him as human being. But I try to remain respectful when in a exchange with his supporters! That approach is seldom reciprocal! I express my views with intellect and numbers. And you would not believe the things I have been called just for sharing my views!! Meeting someone with different views such as yourself that displays civility is very refreshing!!! KUDOS !!!!!

    • @Meredith Gregory In and yes I realize that person was you. Another vain attempt at levity!

  2. Such a sleazy piece of c***. No moral compass in that soulless shell. Stephen Miller isn’t far behind, being barely human.

  3. I hope this tool bag spend the rest of his life in prison. Stone is such a fool, if he had food-poisoning he would have never walked into court.

    • Hope Stone makes lots of friends behind bars.

    • @RationalThinker1859 Toolbag might still be too nice of a term for him tho lol

    • scott williams | November 6, 2019 at 3:42 PM | Reply

      You got that right. Food poisoning is no joke but I seriously doubt he had food poison but drama queen behavior

    • @martin winther I have had food poisoning and it takes anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour. For me at least.

    • North Guy yeah, I smell BS on that claim. I would want to see a note from the doctor and if there isn’t one, I would throw him in jail For contempt, just to make sure the poor little baby doesn’t get any more “food poisoning”.

  4. Professional liar.

  5. Hopefully, this guy gets jumped in prison…he is a traitor to this country

  6. Drama for a drama queen

  7. Arthur Schnapka | November 5, 2019 at 8:59 PM | Reply

    The old food poisoning trick ! I used that tactic to get out of school back in the day .

  8. It wasn’t going well and he s#!+ himself

  9. The Nixon tattoo on his back told him to get up and walk out of the court room.

  10. Bellezza Catenaro | November 5, 2019 at 9:02 PM | Reply

    Looks to me like ol’ Rog is looking to work the “old and frail” angle just like his buddy Manafort. The way he’s walking into court with people holding his elbows as if he’s some frail old grandpa. Guess they expect us to magically forget he was out snorting blow, getting Nixon tattoos and banging hookers before he got arrested. 🙄😩😂

  11. A stalling tactic used by Stone! He’s such a crook! But Trump seems to love crooked people!

  12. Carmen Santana | November 5, 2019 at 9:08 PM | Reply

    Roger stone is a CROOK just like his bff Trump…

    • Meredith Gregory | November 7, 2019 at 12:14 PM | Reply

      @Mojo Maximus And that, dear person, is your opinion, of which you have every right too, as have I.

    • @Meredith Gregory Indeed. You have every right to make a fool of yourself and display your stupidity for all to see.

    • Meredith Gregory | November 8, 2019 at 12:56 PM | Reply

      @Mojo Maximus better get yourself to the Doctor. I believe you are suffering from H.U.B. Syndrome. And we’ll see who the fool is in due time.

    • @Meredith Gregory You don’t have to wait for “due time,” sweetie. You’re obviously the fool. Only a fool would look at Roger Stone, a cartoonish, self-proclaimed “dirty trickster,” and a man involved in decades of corruption and criminality, and think, “oh, poor dear. He’s so persecuted.” Meredith, you’re a goddamned simpleton. I bet you send money to televangelists and Nigerian princes.

    • Meredith Gregory | November 9, 2019 at 1:22 PM | Reply

      @Mojo Maximus I see that you are the fool. I never said he was innocent because I don’t know, neither do you. Im case you aren’t aware, a person has to be proven guilty in a court of law by a preponderance of evidence. This is a Constitutional right given to all persons who are being tried in a U.S. Court. You may believe or be of the opinion that Stone is as guilty as sin, & perhaps he is, but your opinion or feeling just won’t fly in a court. What you have to have is hard evidence of guilt. Based on that “show” the authorities put on at 0 dark 30 in the morning, you know the one that CNN just happened upon, (what a crock of amateurs). The authorities confiscated a boat load of stuff, yet I believe I heard that they couldn’t find any evidence they were looking for. That’s all I know, do if I were on the jury, I’d have to have something to go on. Now I would be a good candidate for the Jury, I know very little about him or the case, you, on the other hand, should not be picked. You have a pre conceived idea of what guilt and/or innocence looks like. Looks can be deceiving. To me, you appear to be a judgemental type of person, you know, you sound like one as well.

  13. this guy is a slippery eel, I hope the whole weight of the law smothers this smirking twisted trump acolyte

  14. Rich White man thought the laws didn’t apply to him.

    • @DrumWild At this point what difference does it make? quoting your goddess witch. So you maintain CNN video truck wasn’t parked outside his house before SWAT arrived? Try to pay attention yourself. Lefties are so used to blatantly lying. It is a point of honor to you creeps to lie whenever where ever. You hate the white man , sorry for you losers.


    • Virginia Evans | November 8, 2019 at 4:33 AM | Reply


    • @Brian Wurch His arrest has nothing to do with his crimes. If you truly feel that he can’t get a fair trial in a court of law, by a judge sworn to uphold the law, then you have an image of a country more corrupt than any in the world and if that is the case, do you truly think it so unfathomable that Stone or Trump could be corrupt? Roger Stone has apparently lied to congress. The facts are the facts and a million armed FBI agents arresting him has no impact on those facts. You compare Stone’s arrest to Al Capone but you know so very little about FBI process, in this case, Stone was considered a risk in that he might try to destroy crucial evidence in the matter. It is routine for a unit of armed agents to perform an arrest of this sort. This is nothing new and you should realize it was not the democrats that arranged it. This was an operation by the FBI. Claiming that the democrats are responsible is just showing that you are biased and not willing to consider the evidence in front of you. Did Stone lie to congress? That’s all that is relevant here and you don’t want to hear it because you want to be a fundamentalist for Trump. That’s unpatriotic, dishonest, and petty. You can do better.

  15. What a coincidence this all happened during the trial!

  16. Like all of Trump’s entourage, Roger Stone is a comic-book villain. He looks like one, dresses like one, acts like one, and even has a comic-book name.

  17. Stone thinks he’s so complex. He’s a legend in his own mind..a stooge.

  18. “Playing possum” freaking coward. Can’t face the music. I’m in for a wall, around a prision, specially built; to house all the thugs in suits.

  19. And by “food poisoning” he means that nausea that washed over him when he realized that prison is in his future.

  20. Omg he looks like a Scooby Doo villain lol he doesn’t exactly have that, “I’m innocent!” look about him! 😂

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