There has been a dirty trickster in Donald Trump’s life ever since his 2016 campaign begin. Roger Stone, also a longtime friend, was an adviser to POTUS until August 2015. Then, he left, but the trickster crept back into the president’s life not long after in the dark of the night.
Stone describes himself as a trickster. He has excelled at pulling off dirty tricks in order to help Republicans win their elections. He carefully built a reputation that suddenly no longer works for him.
A friend of his, Kristin Davis, said according to CNN:
‘Roger has carefully crafted his public image and sometimes that, I think, doesn’t work in his favor. He’s a victim of his own reputation.’
‘By night, I’m trafficking in the black arts. Nixon’s people were obsessed with intelligence.’
The trickster made many late-night calls to Trump from a blocked phone number, sometimes from other people’s phones. Now, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is honing in on those calls. Was Stone the missing link between Trump and WikiLeaks, the spot where the Russian-hacked Hillary Clinton emails landed?
In a draft court document, Mueller laid out a direct line between POTUS and the trickster. That shook the president’s legal team.
Mueller knew there were numerous phone calls between Stone and Trump. Yet, Roger Stone’s rule of “deny everything” has been fast at work. Thus far, there is not a full log of the two men’s conversations. Stone, who is another consummate liar, claimed they never talked about WikiLeaks, The Washington Post reported:
‘..unless Mueller has tape recordings of the phone calls, what would that prove?’
Trump attorney Jay Sekulow would not admit to Trump’s calls with Stone. Plus, the president gave Mueller written answers, including that Stone did not let him know about WikiLeaks:
‘The president has responded to the questions asked by the special counsel. We do not discuss those responses.’
Stone claimed he never talked to Trump about hacked emails:
‘It just didn’t come up. I am able to say we never discussed WikiLeaks. I’m not sure what I would have said to him anyway because it’s all speculation . . . I just didn’t know if it’s true or not.’
Conspiracy theorist and friend of Stone, Jerome Corsi, rejected a plea deal from Mueller. Since then, he has hit the airwaves with his malignant spin.
The timeline among Corsi, Stone, and Trump looked like this:
- Midsummer, 2016: Trump very interested in WikiLeaks plans.
- July 22, 2016: WikiLeaks released 50,000 Democratic National Committee emails on the eve of the DNC convention.
- July 22, 2016: Stone told Corsi to get to Assange (WikiLeaks owner) in the London Ecuadorian Embassy.
- July 25, 2016: Stone got an email about WikiLeaks massive Clinton email dump in September.
- July 27, 2016: Trump told press “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 (Clinton) emails that are missing.”
- August 2, 2016: Corsi emailed Stone that he heard WikiLeaks was ready for a “very damaging” email dump.
- August 3, 2016: Stone called Trump..
Stone had Trump’s private cellphone number between January and March 2016. That number got out, so the two developed a plan. The candidate called Stone from a blocked phone or his associates’ such as CEO of Newsmax, Christopher Ruddy, or campaign aides. The trickster said:
‘He would initiate the calls. I didn’t call him.’
‘I believe there was one time when he asked me to call Roger, (but he did not think) there was any discussion related to Russians or improper activities.’
‘When Donald Trump calls you, he does most of the talking; you do most of the listening.’
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