Hey, remember “Putin’s best friend in Congress” Dana Rohrabacher? He lost his sweet sinecure, but he’s still out there grifting!
I was going to be in Congress, but then I got high
I was going rep Moscow in DC, but then I got high
Now I'm building a hemp wall and I know whyyyyyyyy-yy-yyy
Because I got high, because I got high, because I got high https://t.co/kiwWjzoTBE
— Mig Greengard (@chessninja) February 8, 2019
Elsewhere, Roger Stone is arguing that he can’t be gagged, because he’s no Kim Kardashian, per CNN:
Roger Stone is trying a new tactic in arguing against a federal judge who may restrict what he says in public: He’s claiming he’s not much of a celebrity…
His speech shouldn’t be restricted, because his lifeblood is writing and speaking about politics and fashion, his attorneys say. But while he’s known in some circles, Stone is nowhere near as famous as Kim Kardashian, his attorneys argued. That lack of fame means he will be able to have an unbiased jury when his case goes to trial.
“While Roger Stone may be familiar to those who closely follow American politics, he is hardly ubiquitous in the larger landscape of popular consciousness,” his attorneys wrote.
“An example of how limited and narrow his public presence is, is that Kim Kardashian has 59.5 million followers on Twitter,” they added. Stone, meanwhile, has no Twitter presence (he was banned by the service in 2017). Stone has 39,000 followers on Instagram, while Kardashian has 126 million, his legal team argued…
Jackson said last week that if she imposes a gag order, it won’t limit all of Stone’s speech. He would still be able to opine on “foreign relations, immigration and Tom Brady,” she said, for example, but shouldn’t treat his in-court proceedings “like a book tour.”…
Shut up, Roger, nobody wants to see your sex tapes.
Translation: "Your honor, if you want to gag Stone, we'd be happy to go along with it. But we are also happy if he keeps running his mouth off with statements against interest and statements we can use to impeach him if he is foolish enough to testify" https://t.co/fP7bmm8cQI
— Nicholas Weaver (@ncweaver) February 8, 2019
Then again, a gag order might deprive us of slapstick like this…
New tonight: Former Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi (aka "Person 1" in Stone's indictment) is suing … Roger Stone, accusing Stone of defamation for repeatedly saying that Corsi lied https://t.co/p4JLz5aSsR pic.twitter.com/zXKWfHofUd
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) February 8, 2019
Real tension here between Corsi being a career bullshit artist and Stone being exactly the sort of asshole who'd think like this. https://t.co/s041CkY3TE
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) February 8, 2019
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) February 7, 2019