Longtime friend and adviser to Donald Trump and political authority, Roger Stone, joined Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg for a discussion of the situation with the Trump presidency, particularly the search for a new FBI Director. Malzberg points to the prospect of a nomination of Joe Lieberman, which says caught him, as it did everyone else, by surprise.
Noting that the media has been telling us that Cornyn was the top pick, asking how Trump went from Cornyn to Lieberman. Cornyn, according to Malzberg, predicted that Lieberman would get 100 votes in the Senate, but his fortunes have turned and there is no Democrat support, for reasons that should be more than enough for every Republican other than fellow neocons McCain and Graham to vote against him, he supported John McCain for president in 2008.
Roger Stone says, “If the President appoints John McCain’s best friend Joe Lieberman FBI Director, he’s lost leave of his senses.” He explains, “Now Joe Lieberman is a friend of mine, I like him. He’s a neocon and he is not right for this job. We need someone who’s not part of the Washington establishment. We need someone the President knows and knows well. That’s why I believe former New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly would be the best man for this job.”
Stone continues, saying, “If the President appoints Lieberman he will be signing his own death warrant. The deep state, the intelligence agencies, the, some segments of the FBI, not the rank and file agents, who are, by the way, who are ebullient over the firing of Comey. You keep reading in the New York Times that morale at the FBI is low. No, on the contrary, I’ve talked to a dozen agents in the last week, the morale at the agency’s never better. They despised Comey, they believe he politicized and compromised the agency.”
“There was no confidence in him at the agent level,” says Stone, “so I’m not sure what they’re talking about. But I do think that Joe Lieberman would be a mistake. I hope the President will not make that mistake. It goes to the larger question, Steve, and that is, ‘Why does the President continue to appoint people to his cabinet, to his White House staff, who opposed his election and did not vote for him, and are not loyal to him now?”
He asks, “You know Stone’s most famous rule? Go to bed with dogs – wake up with fleas.”
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