NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Roger Stone, the political operative and ally of President Trump, says Trump should fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the election.
In an interview with CNNMoney on Friday, Stone said that Trump should also fire Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general.
Rosenstein wrote a memo recommending the firing of FBI Director Comey, and Rosenstein later approved the appointment of a special counsel — Mueller — to lead the Russia probe. Trump appeared to attack Rosenstein in a furious tweet on Friday morning.
Stone, speaking at a marijuana industry conference in New York, said they should both be gone.
“I’d fire Mueller and Rosenstein for wasting the taxpayers’ money,” Stone said. “This is a witch hunt.”
Stone’s life in national politics dates to his days as a dirty-trickster for President Richard Nixon. More recently, he was an adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign. He himself has been named in the Russia investigations, including as a possible link between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks.
On Friday, he insisted there was no evidence of