Roger Stone plans to sue Twitter for suspending his account

  • Roger Stone plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Twitter.
  • The platform suspended his account on Saturday after he lashed out at several CNN personalities on Friday.


Roger Stone, the longtime Republican strategist and an informal adviser to President Donald Trump, plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Twitter after the company permanently suspended his account on Saturday. 

"I am going to sue Twitter on multiple grounds," Stone told Business Insider on Sunday. 

He did not elaborate when he would file the suit, and when asked what grounds he planned to sue Twitter on, he replied that he would let the suit "speak for itself when filed." 

Stone told New York magazine, which first reported the news, that he had been advised he has a "very strong legal case."

"Twitter wants to avoid being regulated like a utility," he told the publication. "No one has been willing to file the anti-trust case. I am."

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Stone's Twitter account was suspended on Friday after he railed against several CNN personalities following the outlet's report that special counsel Robert Mueller had filed the first charges in his Russia investigation. Mueller is examining Russia's interference in the 2016 election, as well as whether any members of the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to tilt the election in his favor. 

After the news broke, Stone took to Twitter and lashed out at CNN's Jake Tapper and Don Lemon, as well as network commentator and New York Times columnist Charles Blow. He accused them, without evidence, of lying and called them "fake news," as well as several derogatory slurs. 

He said that his criticisms of Lemon were based on the host's "nonsensical claim that the Clinton's [sic] have been cleared in the Uranium One scandal."

Though the 2010 deal made its way back into headlines over the last week, extensive reporting and fact-checking found no signs of wrongdoing when the Obama administration allowed Rosatom, a Russian nuclear energy firm, to acquire Canada-based Uranium One, which had significant mining stakes in the US.

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UNITED STATES - JANUARY 03: Attorney Roy Cohn (c.) with Roger Stone (l.) and Mark Fleischman (r.). (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
American Ronald Reagan and Roger Stone at the Chrysler Plant, Detroit, Michigan, September 20, 1980. (Photo by Robert R. McElroy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Roger Stone speaks to the media at Trump Tower on December 6, 2016 in New York City. Potential members of President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet have been meeting with him and his transition team over the last few weeks. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - MARCH 21: Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Lee Atwater are young political operatives who have set up lobbying firms. (Photo By Harry Naltchayan/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Political advisor Roger Stone poses for a portrait following an interview in New York City, U.S., February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
CORAL GABLES, FL - DECEMBER 09: Roger J. Stone Jr. discusses and signs copies of his book 'The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ' at Books and Books on December 9, 2013 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/Getty Images)
CORAL GABLES, FL - DECEMBER 09: Roger J. Stone Jr. discusses and signs copies of his book 'The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ' at Books and Books on December 9, 2013 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Roger Stone, Ex-Donald Trump Advisor, talks with Jonathan Alter during an episode of Alter Family Politics on SiriusXM at Quicken Loans Arena on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Ben Jackson/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18: Political operative Roger Stone attends rally on the first day of the Republican National Convention (RNC) on July 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in downtown Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The convention runs through July 21. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
HILTON HOTEL MIDTOWN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2016/07/16: Roger Stone attends Donald Trump introduction to Governor Mike Pence as running for vice president at Hilton hotel Midtown Manhattan. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2002: Portrait of Roger Stone (Photo by Pat Carroll/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
American Ronald Reagan and Roger Stone at the Chrysler Plant, Detroit, Michigan, September 20, 1980. (Photo by Robert R. McElroy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - AUGUST 19: Roger Stone attends Roger Stone Exclusive Photo Session on August 19, 1987 at Alan Flusser Boutique in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MAY 12: Portrait of Roger Stone (Photo by Pat Carroll/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
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Stone also tweeted out CNN's story about Mueller's charges and captioned it, "Breaking: Mueller indicts @PaulManafort's driver for double parking." He was referring to Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman who is one of Mueller's key subjects in the Russia investigation. 

He later followed up, writing that Mueller was indicting "@PaulManafort's maid for tearing labels of sofa cushions."

When asked whether he had spoken to Manafort following the CNN report, Stone replied, "I do not believe Manafort will be indicted on Monday morning," adding that he was not at liberty to say any more. 

It initially appeared that Stone's suspension from the social media platform was temporary. 

"I have been informed that I have been suspended for 3 hours and 12 minutes," Stone said in a text message on Saturday. "While I am uncertain why, sometimes the stark truth offends some people. I'll be baaaaaak."

But BuzzFeed confirmed that his suspension was permanent. 

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