Michael Caputo Reacts to Roger Stone’s Instagram Post: ‘It’s Hard to Defend Something That’s Stupid’


Even former Trump campaign advisor Michael Caputo is finding it hard to defend Roger Stone‘s now infamous Instagram post slamming Judge Amy Berman Jackson, the judge overseeing his case.

“It’s hard to defend something that’s stupid, really,” Caputo told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday night.

He then stressed he has distanced himself from Stone out of an abundance of caution after Stone’s arrest.

“I mean, I’ve known Roger for 35 years. I haven’t spoken to him since he was arrested, out of an abundance of caution and on advice of our attorneys,” Caputo said. “But I understand his frustration with the way that things have gone down for him, since his arrest.”

Caputo then claimed that there is “some kind of explanation” going around that it is a “neopagan symbol of some sort, not a crosshairs.”

He added these things can get misinterpreted “pretty quickly.”

Turning to Stone’s apology, Caputo then stressed that Stone’s mea culpa was a “step in the right direction.”

“Roger Stone’s life has gotten really messy recently. This affidavit of apology to the court, I think, is a step in the right direction,” Caputo explained. “He shouldn’t have done this, he knows this now.”

Finally, when asked if Trump should condemn Stone’s post, Caputo insisted it wasn’t really in Trump’s “purview.”

“I mean, you could say that Roger made a mistake. You could say that this is somewhat indefensible. People call it crosshairs, people call it a neopagan symbol,” Caputo said, once again suggesting it may not have been crosshairs after all. “The fact of the matter is, Roger shouldn’t have done it. He regrets it. He pulled it down.”

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