Appearing Friday on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Fox News contributor Donna Brazile launched into an expletive-ridden tirade against seasoned Republican operative Roger Stone, who was found guilty of all seven counts against him as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Brazile, who served as acting Democrat National Committee chairwoman during the 2016 election, made the remark when Maher asked whether President Trump will pardon Stone, who advised the president on politics for decades.
“Well, he’s going to be sentenced February 6th — I hope he roasts in hell, that son of a bitch,” Brazile replied. “That son of a bitch!”
“Whoa, hold my beer!” Maher joked.
The longtime Democrat operative continued:
[Stone] worked with WikiLeaks to destroy not just Democrats, but to destroy our democracy, so I hope he roasts in hell, and I wish I’m at the sentencing hearing cuz I’m going to wear the best looking red dress I could and say go to hell. Not jail.
Anybody who sits down and tries to work with a foreign government that is trying to destroy our country, destroy our candidate, yeah they work to destroy Hillary Clinton. They worked as sow discord between Hillary and Bernie. And yes they took our emails, took our personal information, and then they turned against us and threatened our lives and harassed us.
Go to fuckin’ jail. Go to jail, go to hell. I’ve never been so proud of jurors. Hell yeah, thank God I wasn’t on that damn jury, you just worked me up, shit, how do you wake me up like this? I can’t stand that son of a bitch.
I have a lot of love, I’m going to have to work really hard I’m forgiving him. They threatened us, they went after us, and he understood what was at stake, and you saw the testimony said, they were gleeful. Screw them, bunch of bastards. They were gleeful.
Stone, 67, was convicted on charges that include obstruction, making false statements and witness tampering.
The charges stem from testimony Stone had given tothe House intelligence committee, in which he lied about his WikiLeaks contacts during the 2016 campaign. He was a key part of the investigation, prosecutors argued, because he was an “access point” for WikiLeaks due to frequent claims he had insider information.
Prosecutors used some of Stone’s private text messages as evidence, arguing they contradicted the details he gave House investigators.
Police arrested Stone and raided his Florida home in January. He will be sentenced February 6th.