GOP Strategist Celebrates Roger Stone's Conviction: Hope That 'Racist and Misogynist…Rots in Jail and Then in Hell'

CNN contributor and Republican strategist Ana Navarro this weekend celebrated longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone's recent conviction and said she hopes the GOP operative "rots in jail and then in hell."

After days of deliberation, a federal court jury on Friday found Stone, 68, guilty of "obstruction of a congressional investigation," as well as "five counts of making false statements to Congress, and tampering with a witness," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Columbia. Stone faces up to 20 years in prison over the witness tampering conviction, however, he may serve a lesser sentence as he is a non-violent first time offender. Judge Amy Berman Jackson is expected to sentence Stone in February.

During a segment on CNN's Newsroom with anchor Fredricka Whitfield on Sunday afternoon, Navarro rejoiced in Stone's conviction. "I have to tell you, the Sacred Heart nuns told me not to rejoice over another person's grief and distress, but I can't be happier that this guy got convicted on all seven counts," the political commentator said.

When asked to explain why by Whitfield, Navarro responded: "He has been incredibly misogynistic."

"He's been racist, he's been a jerk," she continued, "he's attacked people like me, he's attacked Donna Brazile, he's attacked Don Lemon, he's attacked Roland Martin, he's attacked so many friends of mine in the vilest of forms and guess what... we are all people of color. He is a racist and misogynist... and frankly I hope he rots in jail and then in hell."

Before the jury delivered his verdict, Stone had already predicted his fate and begged President Donald Trump to pardon him through a message sent to Infowars far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Thursday. "Roger Stone's message is this," Jones said during Thursday's broadcast of Infowars' The Alex Jones Show. "He expected to be convicted. He said, 'Only a miracle can save me now,' that was exact words to me last night and this morning."

"And he said to me, 'Alex, barring a miracle, I appeal to God and I appeal to your listeners for prayer, and I appeal to the president to pardon me because to do so would be an action that would show these corrupt courts that they're not going to get away with persecuting people for their free speech or for the crime of getting the president elected,'" Jones continued, adding that Stone claimed, "If we don't do that, it will embolden their criminal activity."

Stone is at the heart of the question of whether Trump 2016 campaign coordinated with WikiLeaks or Russia to hack and leak private emails from Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee during the last presidential election. He was indicted and subsequently arrested in a January FBI raid. His charges stemmed from former special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Navarro on Sunday said regardless of whether Trump pardons Stone, he will still guilty in the public's eyes. "Listen, he can pardon him, but the entire world knows who this guy is. This guy is a convicted criminal now. Put that on your tombstone," she said.

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CNN's Ana Navarro on Sunday celebrated Roger Stone's conviction and said she hopes he goes to jail and then hell. CNN/Screenshot