Roger Stone Says He Might Cooperate With Mueller

Is Stone already starting to crack?

Amy Beth Bennett/ZUMA

Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone indicated on Sunday that he might be willing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller after being charged Friday with obstruction, witness tampering, and lying to Congress amid Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Asked by ABC News anchor George Stephanopolous on “This Week” if there were any circumstances under which he’d cooperate, Stone replied: “That’s a question I would have to—I have to determine after my attorneys have some discussion.” He added, “If there’s wrongdoing by other people in the campaign—which I know of none, but if there is—I would certainly testify honestly.” 

Stone, who has been conducting a media blitz criticizing Mueller’s tactics and reiterating his innocence since he was arrested, sounded a somewhat different theme during an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Friday night, emphasizing that he would not “bear false witness” against Trump. 

Yet, Trump seemed to begin distancing himself from Stone by Saturday evening, tweeting that Stone “didn’t even work for me anywhere near the Election!”

Other Fox News personalities aimed on Sunday to help minimize the latest developments in the Russia investigation. “Absolutely nobody cares” about the Mueller probe, declared Trump fanboy Pete Hegseth on “Fox & Friends.”

“Email us,” he went on. “Do you care about Russia? Have you ever been to Russia? Do you speak Russian?”

As his colleagues laughed and pushed back ever so slightly, he conceded: “Nobody watching this program cares.”


We recently wrapped up the crowdfunding campaign for our ambitious Mother Jones Corruption Project, and it was a smashing success. About 10,364 readers pitched in with donations averaging $45, and together they contributed about $467,374 toward our $500,000 goal.

That's amazing. We still have donations from letters we sent in the mail coming back to us, so we're on pace to hit—if not exceed—that goal. Thank you so much. We'll keep you posted here as the project ramps up, and you can join the hundreds of readers who have alerted us to corruption to dig into.

We Recommend


Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.


Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.


Share your feedback: We’re planning to launch a new version of the comments section. Help us test it.