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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:03 AM

Roger Stone should be a footnote in history. Instead, his life shows our descent to shamelessness.

In 1978, Democrat Charles “Pug” Ravenel was giving Sen. Strom Thurmond (R), the former segregationist, a tough race for reelection in South Carolina. Ravenel was from a prominent, well-liked local family, but had made the mistake of prepping at Exeter and playing football at Harvard.

How do you tackle him? Well, if you were Roger Stone, you somehow “heard” thirdhand that Ravenel had promised at a private Manhattan fundraiser to be a “third senator from New York.” You get that rumor published in a minor New York rag. Then you and your partner in crime, a young South Carolina hustler named Lee Atwater, take this “news” and spread it from Charleston to Greenville to Myrtle Beach. And then you win the race going away, even as poor ol’ Pug protests that he’d never said any such thing.

Stone proudly told me the Ravenel story years later. As a political reporter, then and now, I talked with Roger a good bit — we all did — and over the decades he inevitably book-ended the conversations the same way. They began, “You didn’t hear this from me,” and ended, “Keep me out of trouble.”

I didn’t admit hearing things from him, but there was nothing I could do, even if I wanted to, to keep him out of trouble.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/roger-stone-embodies-the-political-age-from-nixon-to-trump/2019/11/15/fd2a5006-07f2-11ea-8ac0-0810ed197c7e_story.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:31 AM

1. Same tactic used Thursday night

This story produced by Russian backed Ukraine newspaper

https://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/624611.html


"Ambassador Sondland did not tell us, and did not tell me exactly, about the relation between the [military] assistance and the investigations. You should ask him. I do not recall any conversation with me as with foreign minister. It was not we, the Ukrainian officials (who were told this)," Prystaiko told the journalists in Kyiv on Thursday.

He said he had no contact with Sondland as an official.


Was spread in many USNewspapers

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/top-ukraine-official-says-us-diplomat-never-conditioned-military-aid-on-biden-investigations

uS news left out some salient details like HE NEVER talked with Sondland.

Interfax Ltd. (Russian: Интерфакс is a privately-held independent major news agency in Russia (along with state-operated TASS and RIA Novosti) and information services company headquartered in Moscow.[1]

Same soviet tactic

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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 02:37 PM

2. he will be a footnote in history. 20 years in jail will do that.

let's hope that is the sentence. And take away his suits and sunglasses for 20 years, that will just about kill him.

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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 02:38 PM

3. I'd like to put my footnote up Roger's ass....

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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:28 PM

4. Nah, he's just the ghost of Nixon haunting us. But he's just been exorcised straight to prison.

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