Roger Stone (libertarian)
According to one critical biographer:
"Stone has spent much of the past three decades working with underdog candidates bucking the political establishment. But he used to be that establishment.
"He helped found the National Conservative Political Action Committee, which in the late 1970s and 1980s pioneered the use of "independent expenditures" circumventing campaign donation limits to spend lavishly on attack ads and mailers.
"Stone also was in the vanguard of the revolving door system so common today where operatives help elect candidates and then trade on their contacts to make big money lobbying and advising clients.
"Campaign operatives Stone, Charles Black Jr., Paul Manafort and Peter Kelly helped elect Reagan in 1980 and then established a powerhouse lobbying firm, Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly, that flourished on K Street. The Center for Public Integrity dubbed it "the torturer's lobby" because the firm represented so many unsavory foreign dictators and despots.
"Stone first met Trump while helping Reagan's campaign in the northeast, introduced by Roy Cohn, who was chief counsel to Sen. Joseph McCarthy during his investigations into communist activity. Cohn, who went on to represent mobsters and ultimately was disbarred, mentored both Stone and Trump...
"In recent years, he has published a book on Nixon, The Clintons' War on Women, The Bush Crime Family, a book contending that President Lyndon B. Johnson was behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and most recently, The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution. Next up: a book claiming that LBJ was connected to the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
"He has a radio show, The Stone Cold Truth, and appears every week on the assorted media platforms of InfoWars host Alex Jones, who is probably best known for his conspiracy theories that Sept. 11 was an inside job and the Sandy Hook school massacre was fake." The critic adds: "He has helped presidential candidates from Republican Nixon (1972) to Democrat Sharpton (2004) to Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan (2000) to Libertarian Gary Johnson (2012)."
Most recently he is the coauthor with Tucker Carlson of Stone's Rules: How to Win at Politics, Business, and Style (Skyhorse Publishing, 2018), and another book with Theodore Roosevelt Malloch called The Plot to Destroy Trump: How the Deep State Fabricated the Russian Dossier to Subvert the President (Skyhorse Publishing, 2018).
He wrote the foreword for Donald Jeffries Hidden History: An Exposé of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies, and Cover-Ups in American Politics (2016).
Resources and articles
- tampabay news Meet longtime Trump ally Roger Stone, an attention-craving political hit man, organizational web page, accessed July 21, 2018.