posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:09 PM
a reply to: scraedtosleep
Roger Stone and Donald Trump go way back, almost as far back as Roger Stone and Paul Manafort. Stone first met Donald Trump in 1979 when he was
Reagan's campaign director for NY, NJ and CT. He met Trump's mentor and for many years, personal lawyer, Roy Cohn, at a party and was later invited to
Cohn introduced him to Trump and his father Fred.
The next year, Stone, Manafort and Charles Black (who has worked on the campaigns of Reagan, Bush 41, McCain in 2008, Romney in 2012 and Kasich in
2016) formed their firm, Black, Manafort and Stone (later, Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly — Kelly being Democratic operative/lobbyist Peter
In the 90s, Roger Stone worked as Donald Trump's personal lobbyist for his casino ventures. He also had encouraged Trump to run for office a number of
times, including in 2000 when he was Trump's campaign manager for a very brief (and aborted) run at the Reform Party nomination.
He was originally part of the recent Trump campaign but they *apparently* had a following out over some of Stone's media appearances and he was fired
a month or two in (Summer of 2015).
After that, Stone basically embedded at Infowars and continued campaigning for Trump from there.
I'm not aware of any specific connections Stone has to Russia except being in direct contact with "Guccifer 2.0" as mentioned in the OP and detailed
in another thread. He was no longer in business with Manafort by the time Manafort began his work for Yanukovych/Ukraine/Deripaska/Russia/etc.