OPINION: Roger Stone — Dirty Tricks And Politics

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CNN is reporting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using my reputation as a “dirty trickster” to frame a case against me.

Anyone who has read my book, “Stone’s Rules,” or seen the Netflix documentary “Get Me Roger Stone” knows that while I cop to playing hardball politics, I draw the line at breaking the law.

I guess Mueller’s henchman forgot to mention that part when addressing the grand jury. In reality, I’m no more of a dirty trickster than any hardball political player in America today; the only difference is, I’m honest about it. Politics ain’t bean-bag.

Both CNN and the Washington Examiner report that Muller’s minions are showing people my e-mails and text messages from 2016!

The New York Times reported on January 20, 2017, that the Obama Intelligence services had me under surveillance during the presidential election. Probable cause? Not communication with any Russians or even Wikileaks.

That’s a left-wing conspiracy theory for which there is no evidence or proof — the fever dream of partisans and fraudsters posing as journalists like MSNBC’s Ari Melber. Again, probable cause? None — other than my 40-year relationship with Donald Trump. Who are the dirty tricksters?

Having come up empty-handed of any proof of Russian collusion, Wikileaks collaboration or advance knowledge of the acquisition and publication of John Podesta’s e-mails, Mueller’s gumshoes now poke into every aspect of my family, personal, social, business and private life, asking scores of my friends and associates about my drinking habits, sex life, advocacy of marijuana legalization and whether I fathered the child of an unmarried woman friend. Who’s dirty?

If I am an expert on “dirty tricks,” it takes one to recognize one. Using the authority and capability of the State to spy on the Republican candidate for president, an abuse of power that makes Watergate look like, well a fourth-rate burglary, is up there.

The use of illegal and unconstitutional FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign and using FBI operatives to infiltrate Trump’s campaign to plant faux evidence of Russian collusion have to be two of the dirtiest tricks of all time.

Donald Trump has shown us that America is less concerned with those who are bare-knuckle brawlers (who may be a little coarse at times) then they are with the phonies who pretend to be the angels of public service when they are truly the most crooked and dirtiest of them all.

Roger Stone is a legendary Republican political consultant and a veteran of many national Republican presidential campaigns. He’s also the men’s fashion correspondent for The Daily Caller and editor of Stonezone.com.


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