Ari Melber Airs Incriminating Clip of Roger Stone Plotting to Overturn the 2020 Election

MSNBC’S Ari Melber aired a recording on Wednesday of Trump aide Roger Stone dictating a memo to a colleague two days after the election on November 5, 2020, that outlined the fake elector plan.

From the memo:

“Although state officials in all 50 states must ultimately certify the results of the voting in their state… the final decision as to who the state legislatures authorize be sent to the Electoral College is a decision made solely by the legislature,” Stone said. “Any legislative body may decide on the basis of overwhelming evidence of fraud, to send electors to the Electoral College who accurately reflect the president’s legitimate victory in their state, which was illegally denied him through fraud.”

Stone then advocated for Trump’s team to lobby the Republican legislatures to overturn results in their states.

The footage was captured by Danish videographer Christopher Gulbrandsen, who joined Melber on the show.

I picked up Roger Stone at his home on November 5th, two days after the election, and I expected him to be somewhat downtrodden over the results, and Biden had consolidated his lead by then. But as we drove to his workplace, he was completely buoyed with energy, he was on the phone restarting “Stop the Steal,” mobilizing people for the effort that we saw eventually culminating on January 6th. So, I mean, you talk about journalism as the first draft of history, but this film and this opportunity to record this felt like, I mean, it’s history as it unfolds. So, in that sense, we had a strong feeling of witnessing something very wrong but also with a historic perspective.

The segment in its entirety is below.



One year ago, members of the Congressional January 6 Committee traveled to Copenhagen to view more than 170 hours filmed by Christoffer Guldbrandsen. That team, known as The Ark, tracked Stone for long stretches of time over two years — including on Jan. 6, 2021, as a mob swarmed the Capitol in an effort to keep Trump in power.

“While the committee investigators may find the documentary film footage entertaining they will find no evidence of wrongdoing,” Stone said at the time.