Roger Stone is in trouble with Twitter. Again.
Yesterday, President Trump’s friend, confidant, and senior campaign advisor threatened Media Matters communications director Laura Allison Keiter with this tweet:
Keiter reported the hostility to Twitter and soon received the following message informing her that Stone’s account had been locked:
This is far from the first time Stone has suffered self-inflicted Twitter wounds. His account was locked last month for an unrelated violation of Twitter’s anti-harassment policy. During the 2016 campaign, while serving as a senior advisor to Trump, he was banned from CNN and MSNBC after tweeting that one CNN commentator was an “entitled diva bitch” whom he imagined “killing herself,” and calling another “stupid negro” and “fat negro.”
The disgusting and degrading behavior from Stone has been largely overshadowed by his involvement in Russia’s campaign meddling. Shortly before the Russian hacked emails of John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chair, were released by Wikileaks, Stone made clear he knew it was coming, tweeting, “Trust me, it will soon the Podesta’s time in the barrel.”
For a man who seems to have colluded with a hostile foreign power to influence U.S. elections, shamelessly shouted bigoted insults, and threatens innocent civilians, losing a Twitter account seems like small potatoes.
However, it is also a reminder that the crimes of Trump and his cronies are catching up with them. It’s the responsibility of every American to keep the heat on members of Congress to follow up on these crimes, because justice still has a lot of catching up to do.