Again-Sean Spicer Should Never Have Called Roger Stone a Hanger on
Some Trump apologists try to deflect Roger Stone’s clear coordination with Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0-who the intel agencies believe is FSB-by arguing that Stone was fired in July 2015. They must really think we’re naive.
I mean was Don Segretti on Nixon’s books?
Roger Stone has become a very rich man via the dirty tricks he performs for his Republican clients. What does he do to earn all that cash? Very little of it by assuming some sort of formal role. Stone is basically a kind of political spook.
By definition what spooks do is behind the scenes. Still, the trouble with Stone is he has a need to strut. Let me be clear. That Stone likes to strut isn’t any skin off my nose or the Democrats. It’s a problem for Roger Stone-and Donald Trump as Trump’s Russia problems get deeper and deeper.
A perfect spook has no need to strut. It requires an almost feminine modesty. At CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, you have the wall for anonymous people who died for their country, whose identities will never be known.
Parenthetically, it just occurred to me: the hacker groups in Anonymous are in some respects a sort of counter intelligence agency. Even though they’re opposed the secrecy of the intel agencies, they themselves are sort of mirror images of an intelligence agency.
But Stone wants credit. He is very good at Nixonian dirty tricks and wants recognition. When Spicer called him a hanger on, that was a very big mistake. Stone has been ubiquitous in the media every since.
If Stone were smart, he wouldn’t be saying a word. Of course, it’s his big mouth that caused so much trouble in the first place. He was the one who talked extensively about his ‘back channel communcations’ with Wikilleaks. That lead TheSmokingGun to figure out that he also spoke to Guccifer 2.0.
Now Stone is at it again. There is something about Stone and gender-he always gives up the gender of his partners in crime. So whoever this ‘mutual American journalist friend’ of he and Assange is-my opening bet is on Sean Hannity-we know it’s a male as Stone keeps slipping up and revealing it.
Then on George Stephanopoulos last week, Stone divulged that Guccifer 2.0 is actually a she. This after she herself had pretty slyly claimed to be a male last July arguing that ‘No offense to the ladies, but I don’t know any top female hackers.’
Stone blew her cover.
“Donald Trump’s longtime friend and former campaign adviser Roger Stone may have just found a way to make things even worse for them both. After Stone initially claimed he’d barely had any contact with Russian government hacker collective Guccifer 2.0, he then blurted out a week ago that the hacker was a woman. Rather than trying to explain how he could have known that, Stone appeared on the Bill Maher show last night and proceeded to dig a deeper hole.”
“During the election, Roger Stone made predictions on Twitter which made clear he had advance knowledge of the emails that were stolen from Donald Trump’s Democratic opposition. He also admitted to communicating with WikiLeaks, which released the emails. But he long denied any contact with the Russian hackers themselves, until his Twitter direct messages with Guccifer 2.0 were exposed by The Smoking Gun (link). He then admitted to the contact, but claimed it as so minimal and incidental that he’d forgotten about it.”
Just like with Sessions, it goes from ‘I never spoke to X’ to ‘I spoke to X but I forgot.’ In point of fact, Stone’s contacts with Guccifer 2.0 are not innocent and that’s just the ones we know of. There may well have been more.
Back to the Palmer Report:
“Then last weekend Stone slipped up and referred to the hacker as “her” while appearing on ABC News, inadvertently revealing that he knew enough about his Guccifer contact to know her gender (). Even after the slip-up made headlines, he never did try to explain it away. But this weekend, Stone appeared on Bill Maher’s HBO show and tried incidentally referring to Guccifer as a man instead.“
“Nice try. The cat’s already out of the bag. Roger Stone has a familiar enough relationship with the Guccifer 2.0 Russian government hacking collective that he’s already revealed his point of contact with the group is a woman. His failure to properly explain this away when it first came to light, followed by his new attempt at pretending the person is a man, merely makes things works. People who keep changing their story tend to have something to hide. Stone knew and communicated with, and possibly conspired with, the Russian election hackers. So what did Trump know and when did he know it? Contribute to Palmer Report.”
If you want a guy who changes his story, Roger Stone is your guy. This is someone who claims to have survived a poison attempt from the FBI and someone from the Deep State driving into his car.
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