Roger Stone, Thinking Like an Intel Agent and the Catfishing of Anthony Weiner
Never underestimate Roger Stone. So warned Robert Wenzel in a November 1 piece last year-just four days after the Comey letter.
“It should be noted that the takeout of Spitzer was led by Roger Stone, who just so happens to be very close to Donald Trump and close to The New York Post. The Post led the way in the reporting of the Spitzer scandal. Roger is a master, never underestimate Roger.”
Yes, remember this as we try to get to the bottom of the subversion of the US election. Never underestimate this old Nixonian. We know that Roger Stone met through a third party with Julian Assange and that he wanted Assange to hack the famous missing 30,000 emails from Hillary Clinton’s server.
The question has dogged Stone as to how he knew two months in advance that ‘It would soon be Podesta’s turn in the barrel.’
But note that in this CSPAN appearance in August, 2016, he discussed talking to Assange about the 30,00 emails on the Hillary server. This is also very serious for Assange who in the early 1990s was prosecuted as a teenage hacker. He was giving a lenient sentence as he was a minor but the agreement was he never engage in hacking again. Indeed, he insists that he’s not a hacker-anymore, that he gave that up 20 years ago.
But according to what Stone said in August, he was at least considering doing his own hacking-rather than simply making public the hacking of others.
It’s clear where this is headed-or at least where it should be headed. Roger Stone, the old Nixon man who has a huge tattoo of Nixon on his back-needs to appear in Congressional hearings. Here’s the good news: Roger Stone himself gets it.
“I think that it’s very important that the air be cleared on this, and therefore I favor any fair, unbiased investigation. In retrospect, Jeff Sessions is probably compromised on this, has a conflict and therefore I’d suggest that he appoint a special counsel, which we have a provision for under federal law to investigate the matter, report to the American people and to the courts.”
“Alternatively, a congressional investigation with public hearings would be acceptable. I would relish the opportunity to testify in public and put the lie to this entire charge that the Russian state somehow aided or boosted the election of Donald Trump. It is simply not true.”
It’s my fervent hope, dream, and aspiration that Stone will one day in the not so distant future-in a new Democratic Congress in 2019-testify before Congress as he himself wants to do.
As I’ve revealed recently, I’m now exploring the possibility of challenging Peter King for the NY 2nd Congressional district. Indeed, I just paid for the poll last night. My aspiration is to be able to question Stone myself. That would be amazing as I’m such a student of history.
Questioning Roger Stone would feel like being a rookie pitcher in the MLB trying to strike out Micky Mantle or something. It’d be like ‘Hello Mr. Mantle. I’m going to try to strike you out now. But first, could I have your autograph?’
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Look, it’s been clear all along that the way to take out Trump is the Nixon model. And what could make it more clear that this is Watergate 2.0 than
1. Another illegal break in to the DNC?
2. Roger Stone being all over this story?
Again, never underestimate Roger Stone. Not only was he there for the taking out of Eliot Spitzer, but he was behind the Brooks Brothers riots of 2000.
For this reason, I’ve been reading up on: you guessed it, Watergate. I just started Stone’s Nixon book last night.
Let me just say that I have already gotten my money’s worth reading this book and I’m on about page 7. Stone tells you where the bodies are buried. While he’s a Nixon guy, he’s not afraid to talk about Tricky Dick’s underside.
Probably because he admires it.
During the election Trump-Stone’s guy-had made news by declaring that Ted Cruz’s dad was behind the killing of JFK. Maybe he got this from ole Roger. Because Stone also wrote a book about this. He claims that LBJ killed JFK. Basically Roger Stone seems to largely believe-or claim to believe-what Oliver Stone believes.
But in this book about Nixon we’re on about page 7 and Stone has already said:
1. A rogue group at the CIA working with Cuban anti communist fanatics killed JFK.
2. Richard Nixon was one of the founders of this group.
3. That Richard Nixon was in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.
Stone knows how to build suspense. He doesn’t yet tell us why Richard Nixon “just happened to be” in Dallas but he suggests that this has something to do with why Nixon was really pardoned.
I say ‘Just happened to be” in scare quotes because it sure doesn’t seem very plausible this was just a coincidence. And this brings us to the idea of ‘thinking like an intel agent.’
Malcolm Nance often talks about the difference between thinking like a journalist and thinking like a spook. Nance took Chris Hayes aback last night a little when Nance stated that for his own good, Carter Page better not have been lying or the intel agencies would put the truth out.
Hayes’ response was that Page was an American citizen with rights. Typical Hayes who can never see the big picture. I’m sure Goebbels had rights under the German constitution. Would that be a reason not to take him down by any means necessary?
Nance responded: that’s not true as there is a FISA warrant against him.
Hayes’ mouth about hit the floor.
But the big takeaway is: if Stone is right that the CIA was behind the JFK killing, then this is not the first time the Deep State subverted an American election. We know the CIA has subverted foreign elections in its time. This would mean it assassinated an American President which is shocking indeed.
But this would provide an interesting historical context for the Comey letter.
But thinking like an intel agent means you don’t believe in conspiracies. I’m not an agent by trade but maybe I have the instinct. Many did after the Comey letter, I mean what is the chance that was just an innocent blunder?
If you think the chance is high, you don’t think like an intel agent.
After I finish with Stone’s Nixon book, I’m going to read his post election Trump book.
Just for fun-and for a real look inside the mind of the man who helped subvert the 2016 election-I’ll follow up on that with his book on how allegedly LBJ killed JFK.
Speaking of thinking like an intel agent, let’s talk about Louise Mensch. She’s been right more in two months than most are in a lifetime.
While it’s vital not to ever underestimate Roger Stone, it’s also vital never to forget about Anthony Weiner and his outsized role in the defeat of Hillary Clinton. From Weiner we get the Comey letter.
Weiner was honeypotted and catfished. It’s clear that hostile agents in the NY FBI as well as the NYPD were behind this. Ms. Mensch also suggests he was catfished by Russian hackers.
Hackers need not be Russian to work on behalf of Russia. In this case, CWA’s UK and US branches had close links to Sputnik, the Russian state owned propaganda channel. A ‘journalist’ called Cassandra Fairbanks, @CassandraRules, on Twitter, who was and probably is ‘active in the hacker community’, posted photographs of herself with Liverman and said she was raising money for his defense.”
Speaking of Cassandra Fairbanks, check out who she took a selfie with:
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) February 27, 2017
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