Roger Stone 'Going to Prison' or 'Flipping on Donald Trump': Kirschner

Legal analyst Glenn Kirschner on Saturday predicted that the notorious conservative political consultant Roger Stone will either turn on former President Donald Trump or end up "going to prison."

Kirschner made the prediction in a video posted to YouTube, which broke down several political news stories. Among a handful of other recent developments, he touched on the discovery of "The Friends of Roger Stone," an online group chat that, according to The New York Times, linked Stone to numerous individuals involved in trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Among the members of the chat were organizers of Trump's infamous "Stop the Steal" rally, right-wing politicians and candidates loyal to the former president, as well as an Army Reserve officer affiliated with Michael Flynn. Specific names also included InfoWars host Alex Jones, former Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio, and Stewart Rhodes, leader of the Oath Keepers militia.

The legal analyst noted that numerous members of the group chat, including members of the Proud Boys, members of the Oath Keepers, and one of Stone's bodyguards have begun to cooperate with the House select committee in its investigation of the January 6 Capital riot. He predicted that the members would be able to give extensive testimony on Stone, noting that the political operative is known to talk extensively and potentially did so "with his good friends, the white supremacists."

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Legal analyst Glenn Kirschner predicted that allies cooperating with the January 6 committee will either lead to Roger Stone flipping on Donald Trump or going to prison. Above, Stone is seen leaving a Washington, DC, federal court in 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

"This is also a really good development that people are flipping on Roger Stone," Kirschner said. "Because one day Roger Stone is either going to prison, or he's flipping on Donald Trump. Stay tuned."

The group chat, according to information provided to the Times by a participant in it, contained 47 members, who went by nicknames. When pressed for comment on the group chat, Stone said that he had no control over who was allowed to join and insisted that activities related to the "Stop the Steal" rally were protected by the First Amendment.

"There is no story," he told the Times in a written statement. "Just harassment."

One of the members of the chat, conservative radio host Pete Santilli, explained to the newspaper that the group chat was started sometime in 2019, around when Stone was indicted by Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. He described it as a space for parties sympathetic to Stone to gather and communicate with one another.

Newsweek reached out to Stone's representatives for comment.