Roger Stone Sure Does Seem to Know a Lot About the Comey Letter
Normally he’s the Man Who Knows Too Much about the Podesta emails.
“The implication that I had some role or some inside knowledge of precisely the timing and the substance of what Assange and WikiLeaks were going to do is false. Or that I had any input to it, that’s false. I merely said what I had learned, and I reported it at my own website. It’s a big jump from there to “Stone knew everything in advance.” And yes, I did in August say that Podesta’s time in the barrel would come. That was based on my own research into Podesta. None of that information came from WikiLeaks. The idea that I was foreshadowing the hacking of Podesta’s email is false.”
Listen to him play his little game: ‘I’m just a journalist, Ma’am.’ What impressive false modesty. That might almost sound plausible if you don’t know who Roger Stone is or what his history is.
We looked in depth at Stone and Wikileaks earlier. Stone didn’t only seem to be strikingly clairvoyant about Podesta-he seemed to be claiming to have had the same info Wikileaks did but via another source-but he also in a CSPAN interview last August boasted about back channel conversations to with Assange about hacking Hillary’s 30,000 emails-the same emails Trump had asked Russia to hack on July 27, 2016.
Trump’s request to Russia led to the FBI opening an investigation on his Russia ties.
But Stone also sure seems to know an awful lot about the etymology of the Comey letter as well of the motivations and identities of the people who he alleges forced Comey’s hand.
“You’ve talked about the “deep state.” Why is it that when the intelligence community is leaking about Flynn’s Russia contacts, that is the work of the deep state, but when the FBI leaks about Hillary’s emails, that isn’t the deep state? Is there a difference?”
“Because the people who I suspect are leaking against the president are running these agencies and have authority. The leaks that have come out against Hillary are coming from the middle and lower levels of the agencies from people who see a political cover-up and want to thwart it. They are not the deep state. They don’t run anything. They just have information. They may have a political view, but they are not running the agency. They have no influence beyond their obtaining, or having access to, information.”
“They had enough influence to get Comey to put out that letter before the election.”
“Comey had no choice. The NYPD had and has a copy of the 650,000 emails. Comey’s statement, days before the election, that there’s nothing in there, is a bald-faced lie. This is just supposition, but I think the FBI director looked at the content and said they’re going to hang me if I don’t do something.”
This seems to further corroborate this piece by Robert Wenzel back on November 1, 2016, a few days after the Comey letter that went on to swing the election:
“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.”
In this light it’s also worth looking at what Louise Mensch has alleged. Some of what she suggests may seem to be fanciful. But she’s been right on a lot of stuff in RussiaGate. She was right about FISA, she was right about Jeff Sessions.
So here she is regarding what she calls ‘The Carolina Conspiracy Theory.’
“Russia, I believe, created, from scratch, the chain of events that forced James Comey’s letter to Congress. All available data shows that it was the timing of this letter that handed the election to Donald Trump. On November 3rd, just before the election, the Russian plane MKATE and Putin’s bagman Rybolovev met Donald Trump’s campaign plane on the tarmac at Charlotte, North Carolina. By that time, events in North Carolina had swung the election to Mr. Trump.”
“In my first piece of work at Patribotics I laid out a unified theory on Russian active measures against the United States, including as part of it that Russia has a team of influencers inside the FBI Field Office in New York (the criminal division) and I regret to say, the NYPD, who work directly with Rudy Giuliani and General Flynn.”
She argues that Russian hackers catfished Weiner-which gave the NYPD and FBI the excuse to take his laptop and plant the emails.
Again some might see this last step as fanciful. But to judge this you have to relate it to what we already know. I certainly do believe Weiner was setup and that Roger Stone-as well as Giuliani in on it.
Remember, Stone prides himself on being a Republican hitman.
“Look, I’m a brand name when it comes to dirty tricks,” Stone said. “He called me a henchman, and I don’t really object to that, but henchmen get paid, and I have been paid nothing by Trump.”
If Weiner was setup in the etymology of the Comey letter and Stone wasn’t involved I’d say his brand name would be mud, wouldn’t you?
Here is Mensch’s Unified Russian Theory.
Like all Unified Theories it’s worth a look. Again, intel is also speculative. Sometimes ideas or theories which on their own terms would seem farfetched or highly improbably make sense or at least worth considering when in the context of a lot of other facts that make it more plausible.
Think of it this way. Everything we’ve seen the last two years in American politics has been improbable. I used to love the show House of Cards. It seemed highly improbable but it sure was a lot of fun. Now the people who watch the show do so for the escape of being taken back to a simpler time.
In any case, Roger Stone may be sick of this Russia BS. I’m sure he is. But he can also be sure the story isn’t going anywhere.
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