During his first interview following commutation from Trump, Roger Stone heaped praise on popular Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
“When you go through something like this, Sean, you find out who your real friends are and who the people are who really never were your friends,” Stone told Sean Hannity.
“I have to really single out your Fox News colleague, Tucker Carlson.” Stone continued “He took up the cudgels early. He stayed on this case with every twist and turn, wasn’t afraid to take on the judge, laid out the jury question, encouraged me when I got discouraged. He’s a man of incredible loyalty and he’s a great friend. He may be the best friend a man can have, so my hat’s off to him.”
Stone thanked many others including Charlie Kirk, Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rev. Franklin Graham.
Stone also thanked God himself.
“I really want to thank God because I was literally hours away from being sent to a COVID-infested prison in violation of current Bureau of Prisons and DOJ policies, in violation of every precedent in the country where people going to jail or in jail for asking for compassionate release, and in every case it was granted.” Stone said. “I’m 67 years old. I’ve had a lifelong problem — respiratory problems. I was facing what I really believed was a near death sentence.”