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Roger Stone: ‘Deep State’ Tried to Kill Me by T-Boning My Car

In an appearance Wednesday on conspiracy-theorist Alex Jones’s radio show, former Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone claimed he had recently been in a car that was T-boned by “deep state” actors in an attempted assassination. “They have poisoned me, they have smeared me, and someone in a car tried to kill me,” Stone told Jones, appearing healthy via satellite after the alleged accident. During the broadcast, Jones suggested that Stone get an armored car for protection because of the alleged attempts on his life. “We need to get you in front of Congress right now,” Jones said, implying that they are paranoid that Stone might get killed before testifying. The long-time Trump confidant could possibly be called to testify as part of a congressional investigation into alleged contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. He recently admitted that he corresponded with the hacker Guccifer 2.0 who claimed responsibility for the Democratic National Committee hacks. “I am a consistent critic of the ‘Deep State’—that's why I think I'm targeted," Stone said on the show. In the past, he has claimed he was poisoned by radioactive polonium. Before Stone exited the show and allegedly departed for the hospital, he said, “It didn’t seem like an accident to me,” and then tweeted following the interview: “Car I was in T-boned by large grey 4 door—dark tinted windshield—I was passenger side.” Stone did not respond to a request for comment from The Daily Beast.

Gideon Resnick