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Date25.4.2023
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Roger Stone

In today's #vatniksoup, I'll introduce an American political consultant and lobbyist, Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr). He's best-known for his work as an advisor to Donald Trump & for his alleged connections with Julian Assange and the GRU in relation to the leaked DNC e-mails.
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Stone has been involved US politics for a long time, and he'd started his dirty tricks already in 1972, when he contributed money to Nixon's rival under the name of Trotskyist youth group, and tipped about this to the local news.

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In 1977, he won the presidency of the Young Republicans with Paul Manafort as his campaign manager. In 1980, Stone and Manafort launched a lobbying company, BMS, together with partner Charlie Black. The company represented basically anyone with money, including Zaire's...

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...dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, and Filipino dictator, Ferdinand Marcos. This led to the company being nicknamed "The Torturers' Lobby".

Stone has described himself as "an agent provocateur," stating that his strategy is to "attack, attack, attack – never defend" ...

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...and "Admit nothing, deny everything, and launch a counterattack," a strategy very similar to the Russian style of "Firehose of Falsehood" information operations.

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Roger officially left his position as Trump's campaign adviser in 2015, but he allegedly collaborated still in 2016 with Julian Assange to discredit Hillary Clinton. In 2020, unsealed search warrants revealed contacts between the two, and that Stone had...

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...organized a "couple of hundred" fake FB accounts to spread the anti-Clinton message on social media. The Washington Times reported that Stone DM'd with the alleged DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0, a persona believed to be created by the Russian intelligence agency GRU.

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Few months before the Podesta e-mails were leaked, he tweeted "Trust me, it will soon the Podesta's time in the barrel".

On Jan 2019, Roger was arrested and charged with witness tampering, obstructing an official proceeding, and five counts of making false statements.
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In one case, he told a witness to "prepare to die". In Nov 2019, he was convicted on all seven felony counts, and was sentenced to 40 months in prison. Few days before he was scheduled to report to prison, his sentence was commuted and finally pardoned by Trump.

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After Trump's loss at the 2020 presidential election, Stone was actively participating in the Stop the Steal movement, claiming that Trump actually won. A Danish film crew allegedly caught Stone declaring "Fuck the voting, let’s get right to the violence".

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Stone was also involved in the ReAwaken America, a far-right, Christian nationalist political movement that promotes a range of conspiracy theories related to COVID-19, Stop the Steal movement, WEF, and to QAnon.

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After his speech, Stone collected money for his legal and medical bills.

Other notable speakers at the tour were Michael Flynn, Alex Jones and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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In Apr 2021, The US Justice Department filed a civil law suit against Roger and his wife for alleged unpaid federal taxes, amounting to around 2 million USD. It is unclear if Stone collected money for this lawsuit at the ReAwaken America Tour.

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Stone defended Putin in an interview conducted by Real America's Voice by saying that "Putin is acting defensively," continuing that "you won’t read that in the mainstream media". He referred to Zelenskyy as "undemocratic" after he'd shut down Medvedchuk's media empire.

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Medvedchuk is best-known for being Putin's lapdog. He also claimed that "The Ukrainians have used their soil to place dual-launch missile pads, missiles that will be aimed at the Soviet Union [sic]," and also suggested that the US and Ukraine are ...

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..."cooking up who knows what pestilence to dump on the Russian people" in the Ukrainian biolabs.

In Apr 2022, he suggested that Zelenskyy is no "different than Putin," continuing that "Ukrainian soldiers are reliably involved in atrocities, so that makes him as big a ...

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...murderer as the Russians. Nobody has the moral high ground here, that’s for sure."

Stone actively tries to undermine the support of US to Ukraine on his Rumble channel, where he interviews figures like Michael Flynn, Tara Reade, and Alex Jones.

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He also seems to oppose the "globalists" and the "deep state", and promotes conspiracy theories like The Great Reset.

Funnily, Roger Stone uses social media like most baby boomers - he occasionally forgets that everyone can see his tweets.

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He's called people "stupid ignorant ugly bitch", stating that he'd "enjoy crush u in court and forcing you to eat shit". He's called @yashar a "talentless asswipe" and @ananavarro "fat" and "stupid". Roger's also called Washingon Post "CIA controlled" media.

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As is tradition in the US, you can buy all kinds of crap from his web store, ranging from "hand signed" paperweights to "personally hand signed Presidential pardons".

It's a grift, ladies and gents!

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