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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-05 11:47 PM
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Facts we know about Robert Gregory Stevens (GOP Advisor who just died)
Edited on Sat Mar-05-05 12:03 AM by lostnfound
Robert Gregory Stevens was more than a 'GOP entertainment advisor' for Bush's campaign. Seems like he had his hands in at least a few international intrigues..specifically, influencing the outcome of elections in other countries. Maybe he had a sudden medical problem, or maybe he was a useful man who knew too much. His firm, Barbour Griffith & Rogers, has been involved in some high profile stuff like 'New Bridge Strategies' which was all about setting up companies to do business in Iraq. So what do we know about R. Greg Stevens:

1. We know he died in Carrie Fischer's house several days ago, of unknown causes, at the age of 42, and that he worked for Barbour Griffith & Rogers, a lobbying group.

2. We know he was working to influence Ukrainian politics, by helping an obscure non-profit organization, Friends of Ukraine, whose "source of funds is unclear", place ads against a social democrat, Medvedchuk, and "spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to investigate his business practices, firms, accounts, criminal activities and influence".
(The pro-western Viktor Yushchenko is mentioned as one possible source of funding, and though the 'orange' crowds in the streets complaining about the election were inspiring, there were also some who have suggested that the US was behind those orange crowds and were working behind the scenes to influence the outcome in favor of Yushchenko.)

3. We know he was a registered agent for Macedonia.

4. We know he was representing a Serbian ultranationalist in his presidential campaign, starting in April 2004.

What else?
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jdots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 12:05 AM
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1. What was he doing at Carrie Fisher's place ?
very strange
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 12:17 AM
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3. Scheduled to attend the Academy Awards in LA
according to the Washington Times
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candle_bright Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 11:29 AM
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9. I don't understand that either
Also, if he was sick enough to have died (say, with an ongoing illness) he wouldn't have been planning to attend the Awards. I guess we'll have to wait and see what the cause of death is.
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 12:16 AM
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2. Bio
R. Gregory Stevens

Greg Stevens specializes in foreign campaign consulting and has advised candidates in twenty-four international elections; successfully electing sixteen Presidents and Prime Ministers around the world.

During the George W. Bush for President campaign, Greg served as co-chairman of the Bush/Cheney Entertainment Task Force. In this capacity, Mr. Stevens developed and managed the campaign's relationships with key entertainment industry leaders and film, television and music celebrities. Greg Stevens then served as Director of the Entertainment Outreach for the 2001 Presidential Inaugural Committee, where he recruited and directed all celebrity performances and involvement on behalf of the newly-elected President and Vice President of the United States.

Since November 1992, Greg has focused on developing a broad-based foreign campaign practice and, to date, he has consulted on political operations in countries, including Costa Rica, Hungary, Kenya, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nigeria, South Korea, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Thailand and Togo.

From 1992 to 1994, Greg was an Associate with Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly, an international public affairs and lobbying firm. While at Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly, Greg designed government relations, political and lobbying strategies for the firms' foreign and domestic clients and advised clients on national candidacies in presidential elections in Angola, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand, and the Philippines.

During the Bush Administration, Greg served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Jack Kemp. In this capacity, he managed the field operations of ten HUD Regional Administrators and coordinated the Secretary's involvement in department programs throughout these regions.

In 1990, Greg served as Deputy Executive Director for the California Republican Party where he directed the Party's financial operations for the successful Pete Wilson Gubernatorial Campaign.

Greg served as Director of the Surrogate Satellite program and Political Operations for the Bush Platform Team during the 1988 Bush-Quayle Presidential Campaign. Following President Bush's election, Greg was appointed White House Liaison to HUD where he managed all White House transition issues.

Greg was Assistant to Drew Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Warner-Amex Cable Communications, Inc. from 1984 to 1987. During his tenure, he was appointed by President Reagan to assist Drew Lewis efforts as to the Special Envoy to Canada for Acid Rain and served on the Reagan-Bush '84 re-election campaign as an assistant to Drew Lewis, Chairman of National Strategy and the Reagan-Bush Platform Team.

A native of San Clemente, California, Greg received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California.

Taken from:

Looks like this firm is shoved so far up the Bush* family ass, they haven't seen daylight since the mid-70s.

Most of these folks are cronies that served in GHW Bush* administration.
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 12:38 AM
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4. There's a Robert G Stevens right in the middle of BCCI, but not the same
The Robert G Stevens in namebase was a banker tied into the BCCI scandal, and bin Mahfouz etc. In fact, he was specifically selected by BCCI to be First American's CEO and president.

Any remote chance they're related? Of course it's a very common name, but nepotism runs rampant..(i.e., Michael Powell, for example.)

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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 01:33 AM
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5. Black Manafort Stone Kelly (former employer)
Edited on Sat Mar-05-05 01:44 AM by barbaraann
The Stone is ROGER J. STONE.

There's so much dirt on him I don't know where to start.

The wife swapping Roger Stone

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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 09:41 AM
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6. Kick for Stevens/wife swapper/GOP dirty trickster connection
Edited on Sat Mar-05-05 10:25 AM by barbaraann
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KC21304 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 10:31 AM
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7. Have you seen anything saying the Stone
in Black Manafort Stone etc is Roger Stone ? May be, but I haven't seen the connection made for sure. I'm not saying Roger J Stone isn't a dirt bag.
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 11:21 AM
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8. Well, let's see.
Edited on Sat Mar-05-05 11:23 AM by barbaraann
Here's a story with a picture:

Also I see that Lee Atwater is a former partner:

Lee Atwater was or is national chairman of the Republican Party. During his tenure at the head of the party, Atwater sent UNO a contribution of $25,000 and actively participated in fundraising events for Violeta Chamorro. (21,25) Atwater helped organize fundraising dinners held in support of Lt. Col. Oliver North of Iran-Contra fame. (24) Atwater was implicated in the dirty work in the attempted smear of presidential candidate Michael Dukakis. The story,"leaked" by the LaRouche campaign, claimed that Dukakis had a history of psychiatric treatment. (26) Atwater is a former partner of the firm of Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly. (27)

Peter Kelly and Paul Manafort are partners in the highly political public relations/lobbying firm of Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly. The firm's revenues from foreign governments and corporations in 1986 was $2. 1 million. (29) Among the clients of this firm have been the government of Kenya; UNITA, (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola),the U.S. -supported, Angolan anticommunist resistance group led by Jonas Savimbi; and the government of Somalia, noted for its abysmal human rights record. In 1988 the Somali government received $42. 5 million in U.S. aid, including $6. 5 in military aid. In 1989, the military aid request jumped to $18. 1 million. (27,28) More recently, the Union for National Action (UNA), a Philippine party connected to vice president Salvador Laurel, signed a $950,000 contract with the firm to represent its interests in the United States. (29) Zaire's president, Mobutu Sese Seko, signed a $1 million contract with Black, Manafort and company in July of 1989 for the purpose of obtaining more aid from the U.S. (32) Partners Black and Stone were senior campaign managers for President Bush; Manafort ran the Republican National Convention. He was a central figure in the congressional inquiry into fees paid to Republican consultants to win approval of housing subsidies from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For his services, Manafort earned $348,500 in consulting fees from HUD's Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation program. (30) Manafort admitted that his firm used its political influence with HUD to obtain lucrative benefits for a project in which Manafort had invested. (29) Manafort comes to the firm from a background of conservative politics including the College Republicans and the Young Republicans, co-founders of the National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC). (29) Manafort directed the 1980 presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan in the South. (31) Kelly is former finance chairman of the Democratic National Committee where he claimed to have raised more than $90 million. (29) The firm boasts that clients pay $10,000 to $12,000 a month for their services--fees that are paid because the partners are known to have access to the administration and Capitol Hill. (29)

Here's some more info on Roger Stone and Indian casinos:

And some stuff on the Sharpton/Stone connection:
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 12:02 PM
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10. kick
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