Stone has always been pugnacious, working on presidential campaigns from Nixon to Trump. His web site features pictures of him with Nixon and Ronald Reagan.

Another link leads to a 2008 New Yorker profile, which said he “regularly cross the line between respectability and ignominy.” The profile featured a picture of his tattoo of Nixon on his back.

During the 1980s, he was a partner in a political consulting firm with Manafort, whose later business dealings became a subject of Mueller’s prosecution. Manafort had worked for Trump’s campaign from March to August 2016 and he served as chairman in the final months.

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Commentary by The Secular Jurist:  Stone’s nefarious history portrays a character perfectly suited for the evil villain in a blockbuster Hollywood movie.  He has been involved in the dark side of Republican politics his entire adult life including dealings with the infamous Lee Atwater, shady activities in Florida’s 2000 presidential vote recount, and underhanded moves to attack New York gubernatorial candidate Eliot Spitzer in 2007.  From:  Wikipedia

Roger Jason Stone Jr. (born August 27, 1952) is an American political consultant,[2] author, lobbyist and strategist known for his use of opposition research, usually for candidates of the Republican Party.[3] Since the 1970s, Stone has worked on the campaigns of Republican politicians such as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Bob Dole and Donald Trump.

In addition to serving as a frequent campaign advisor, Stone was previously a political lobbyist. In 1980, he co-founded the Washington, D.C.–based lobbying firm Black, Manafort, Stone with principals Paul Manafort and Charles R. Black Jr.[4][5][6] The firm recruited Peter G. Kelly and was renamed Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly in 1984.[7]:124 During the 1980s, BMSK became a top lobbying firm by leveraging its White House connections to attract high-paying clients including U.S. corporations, trade associations, and foreign governments. By 1990, it was one of the leading lobbyists for American companies and foreign organizations.[7]:125

Stone is a self-described “dirty trickster[8] and has variously been referred to in media as a “renowned infighter”, a “seasoned practitioner of hard-edged politics”, a “mendacious windbag”, a “veteran Republican strategist”,[9][10][11][12][13][14][15] and a political fixer.[16] Over the course of the Trump presidential campaign, Stone promoted a number of falsehoods and conspiracy theories.[17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24] He has described his political modus operandi as “Attack, attack, attack—never defend” and “Admit nothing, deny everything, launch counterattack.”[25]

Stone is the subject of a Netflix documentary film, titled Get Me Roger Stone, which focuses on his past and on his role in the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump.[26] Stone first suggested Trump run for President in the early 1998 while Stone was Trump’s casino business lobbyist in Washington.[27]

11 thoughts on “Who is Roger Stone? GOP operative worked on campaigns from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump

  1. Curious … in your opinion, do you think there’s any validity to Stone’s remarks that he’s “guiltless”? The reason I ask is because some of these guys DO manage to skirt the edge of legality.

    Also, what do you think the chances are that he’ll be convicted and/or plead guilty?

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    • In my opinion, nothing a lifelong crook like Stone says publicly should be given any validity whatsoever. What he says privately is another matter, but I’m not privy to that.

      He won’t plead guilty, not initially anyway; and, considering Robert Mueller’s tremendously successful prosecutorial record, I wouldn’t give Stone a rat’s chance in Hell of being acquitted.

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      • Oh yes … they all say they’re guiltless in public! I only asked because some of what I’ve read indicates he’s a pretty slippery eel. But like you, I have a lot of confidence in Mueller.

        I will sure be glad when all this is behind us and becomes part of the history books — instead of real life. *sigh*

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  2. Did you see that the folks at the Nixon presidential library put some distance between the former president and Stone? He was 16 during Nixon’s first run, and 20 for the re-election. Stone wants to be seen as important, but he (much like Trump) way oversold his abilities and role in those elections.

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