A man Roger Stone has claimed has been convicted of financial crimes and is financing a presidential run by Steve Bannon is now suing the controversial InfoWars host for defamation and asking for $100 million.
According to a lawsuit obtained by The Blast, Guo Wengui (better known by his “anglicized” name Miles Kwok) claims Stone has been spreading falsehoods about him on InfoWars for months.
Guo moved to the U.S. in 2015 after he claims he was a whistleblower in China. He is currently seeking asylum in the United States (read more on Guo below).
On September 18, 2017, Guo claims Stone said, “Miles Kwok, who is a man convicted of multi-billion dollar financial crimes in both the United States and in China, and a major Clinton bundler and fundraiser.” Guo says that is false.
On October 4, 2017, Guo says Stone called him “a bundler for the Hillary Clinton campaign” and “Remember, Kwok is found guilty of both financial crimes here and there.” Guo claims those statements are false.
On November 7, 2017, Guo claims Stone double down on the Hillary claim and added that Kwok “seems to be very closely affiliated with some radical Islamic interests.”
In January, the infamous book “Fire and Fury” was released, which Guo claims included several comments about him made by Steve Bannon. Guo claims after that, “Stone developed a new set of falsehoods” about him.
“That Bannon would go to Kwok for his funding is mind boggling, just mind-boggling, but it does explain why Pompeo at the CIA and McMaster have adamantly opposed turning in this Chinese criminal to his home country,” Guo claims Stone said. Stone also stated that Guo “has been caught in this country attempting to blackmail public officials.”
A few days later, Stone allegedly said, “Bannon announced that his new financier was none other than the Chinese national and fugitive criminal, Miles Kwok.”
Guo claims as a foreign national, he is prohibited “from making any contributions, monetary donations or expenditures in connection with any federal, state or local election in the United States.”
Guo also denies that he has ever been convicted of any crime in the United States. He also claims he has never been a “bundler” for Hillary Clinton or a political financier for Steve Bannon.
He is suing Stone for defamation and asking for damages in excess of $100 million. He also wants a judge to order Stone to issue a retraction and an apology.
In the lawsuit, Guo describes himself as a “successful real estate developer and investor.” He says that in 2014, he became a whistleblower against an investment firm and that “his family found themselves the target of intimidation tactics, including surveillance, arrests, seizures and investigations by corrupt forces within the Chinese government.”
He moved to the U.S in 2015 and is seeking asylum in this country. His application is pending.
The Wall Street Journal did a massive story on Guo last year, describing him by saying:
In 2017, Mr. Guo launched an aggressive campaign to expose alleged corruption among China’s business and political elites, which has elicited sharp rebukes from the Chinese government. Beijing’s subsequent alleged efforts to remove Mr. Guo from the U.S. and bring him back to China have become a flashpoint in the U.S.-China relationship.
According to the WSJ, “China is investigating Mr. Guo in at least 19 major criminal cases that involve bribery, kidnapping, fraud, money laundering and rape.” Guo denies the allegations.