Trump Ally Roger Stone Says Mueller Probed His Sex Life: 'What Does Any of That Have to Do With Russian Collusion?'

Roger Stone said being investigated by the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller was like undergoing a "legal proctological examination."

Stone, a political consultant and strategist and a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, was an adviser to the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Because of Stone's links to Julian Assange, the head of WikiLeaks, which released emails stolen from the Democratic Party by Russian hackers, he is a focus of Mueller's investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

The emails belonging to Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, were released shortly before the election. Stone denies coordinating with WikiLeaks and Assange on the emails, although the two men were in contact during the election campaign.

"Few Americans, I think, could withstand the kind of legal proctological examination that I have been under for the last two and a half years," Stone told the American Priority Conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

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"I now know, as The New York Times reported on January 20, 2017, long before the appointment of Mr. Mueller as the special counsel, that I was among three advisers to Donald Trump, the candidate under surveillance by the previous administration. Probable cause, I ask?"

He went on, "No, this has been two and a half years of hell. Not only was I under surveillance in 2016, but I also know that Mr. Mueller and his strike force have examined every aspect of my life. My personal life. My family life. My social life. My business life. My political life. My sex life. FBI agents have been seen rummaging through my garbage. My cleaning lady was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Yet I ask this question: What does any of that have to do with Russian collusion?"

Stone revealed this week that he will invoke the Fifth Amendment to avoid appearing on Capitol Hill before the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees, which have been conducting their own Russia investigations.

Using the same phrase Trump uses to describe the Mueller inquiry, Stone dismissed the Senate inquiry as a "witch hunt."

He said he would not hand over "three tractor-trailer loads of documents" to the Senate and will not testify unless he can do so in public "so the American people can hear every word."

Stone also complained that he was not allowed a copy of his closed-door testimony to the House Intelligence Committee, which is also investigating the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

After Michael Cohen, Trump's former "fixer" and attorney, pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the extent of Trump's involvement in a Moscow building project during the 2016 campaign—the president lauded Stone for not becoming a witness for Mueller.

Trump tweeted on Monday: "'I will never testify against Trump.' This statement was recently made by Roger Stone, essentially stating that he will not be forced by a rogue and out of control prosecutor to make up lies and stories about 'President Trump.' Nice to know that some people still have 'guts!'"

Stone said the tweet made him feel proud, and he reiterated that he would not give Mueller his testimony.

"No matter what happens, I will not bear false witness against this president. I will not make up stories and lies in the effort to remove him," Stone told the conference.

He later said of the Mueller probe, which has so far notched up a number of indictments, guilty pleas and convictions, with more expected: "It is abundantly clear that while this investigation is not about Russian collusion, it is about perjury traps and trumped-up process crimes."

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Political strategist Roger Stone speaks at the American Priority Conference in Washington, D.C., on December 6. Stone recently told congressional committees that he will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights to avoid testifying before congressional committees. Drew Angerer/Getty Images