Now that Roger Stone is no longer going to jail, the former political consultant has quite a few people to thank. Donald Trump is right at the top of the list, but spiritually speaking, he has someone even greater than the president to thank, namely, Jesus Christ.
In January of this year, in the middle of all his legal troubles, Stone attended an outdoor prayer service in Florida led by Franklin Graham. Stone tells CBN News he was desperate, struggling and stressed out. Graham had met with him before the event, and that night, Stone made his move.
"At that moment, I felt the calling," Stone says. "I stood up with 500 other people. I wasn't the slightest bit embarrassed. I confess that I was a sinner. I repeated a pledge that he recited, and it was as if a cement block was lifted off my chest. I can't even explain it."
Stone says it gave him security about his future. "I was never scared. I was never worried. I was completely confident that the Lord would guide the president to do the right thing."
For decades, the provocateur enjoyed a reputation as the bad boy of politics. Then came convictions of lying to Congress and obstructing a congressional investigation into Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
"I don't regret anything that I did in 2016 because I didn't break the law," Stone tells CBN News. "They wanted me to lie, to bear false witness against the president in return for some kind of leniency."
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