President Donald Trump’s longtime associate Roger Stone said “the battle against free speech has just begun” as the political provocateur tangles with Twitter over his account’s suspension.
“This is a strange way to do business and part and parcel of the systematic effort by the tech left to censor and silence conservative voices,” Stone said Sunday in an email to POLITICO.
Stone added that after communicating with “prominent telecommunication attorneys,” he has decided to bring legal action against Twitter. It’s not clear what the basis for that action would be.
Stone lashed out at CNN anchor Don Lemon and others on Friday night, seemingly responding to reports that an indictment from special prosecutor Robert Mueller was imminent in the ongoing probe into the Trump election campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.
Stone tweeted that Lemon was “dumber than dog sh–” and deserved to be mocked and punished.
For his part, Stone said a bevy of threats have been levied against him and his family on the platform.
“I have been inundated on Twitter with death threats, threats to kill my wife, my family, my children and even my dogs yet Twitter seems unconcerned with these bloggers.”