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Roger Stone, the ‘Trickster’ on the Trump side, is under F.B.I. Meticulous examination

In President Trump often to change the world order, Roger J. Stone Jr., the only political consultant and full-time provocative, one of the few constant – a loyalist and self-proclaimed “trickster dirty “, Who dream of a presidential race cherished by the developer turned TV star for 30 years.

But two months after the Trump presidency, Mr. Stone, known to pack his net, tattooed Nixon spread over his shoulder blades and decades of odd statements, is under investigation for what would be his dirtiest tower – beat collusion with the Russians Hillary Clinton and put his friend in the White House.

At a hearing of the Intelligence Committee House printed on Monday, Democrats James B. Coney, director of the F.B.I. Information about Mr. Stone. Asked by representative Adam B. Schiff of California, a Democrat, as he was familiar with Mr. Stone was, Mr. Coney answered dryly: “Overall, yes,” said earlier he had no one In particular that does not discuss.

Mr. Pierre, 64, the best known of the Trump Associates is examined as part of a F.B.I. Research on Russian interference in elections. John D. Podesta, president of the Clinton campaign whose pirated e-mails were released by WikiLeaks, accused him in October of having early warning of the hacks that concluded the intelligence services were orchestrated by Russia.

“Believe me, it will soon time Podesta in the canon,” Mr. Stone had reflected on Twitter before Mr. Podesta’s emails were released.

When Mr. Schiff asked Mr. Coney at the Chamber hearing how Mr. Stone could know that Mr. Podesta’s e-mails would be released this year, the F.B.I. Director again refused to answer. “This does not want anything that I can not comment on that,” Mr. Coney replied.

Mr. Stone warned of hacks or denied any involvement with the Russians. But his public statements, researchers gave a little in order to focus on.

Before Podesta’s emails were released, Stone said in a speech that he “communicated” Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks – whom he defended for years – and that he had a wealth of information about the Clinton Shortly before the election. He admitted having on Twitter to communicate with the online character Guccifer 2.0, which US officials believe is a front for Russian intelligence services. And there was the tweet Podesta.

But Mr. Stone has explanations for each: The chronology of his “benign” contacts with Guccifer 2.0 – “Who may or may not be Russian” – refutes the collusion claims; His communications with Mr. Assange was through an intermediary and he was “perfectly legal” and Podesta’s tweet in an article he wrote only two months later, the e-mails showed referenced information.

Now examined by both F.B.I. And the Senate investigators, Mr. Stone hired two lawyers to represent him. But maintained in an interview, Mr. Stone that this is “a scandal without proof.”

“There is not the slightest evidence that anyone in the Trump campaign connivance with the Russians,” said Mr. Stone, who is Mr. Trump met by their mutual mentor, the McCarthy era fixer, and lawyer Roy Mr. Cohn.

Mr. Pierre learned from Mr. Cohn that all good press releases, and to retaliate, hard and often, and he just did.

His latest book, “The Making of President 2016” is part of Mr. Trump and some repression against claims related to Russia. While promoting the book, Mr. Stone said he believes his communications have Was followed by the government, and he supported Mr. Trump’s request that the oversight of him must have been as a candidate.

Mirror his own writings, and can be reprinted in, Mr. Trump’s conviction that there is a broad intelligence effort to infringe on the current White House. He tweeted to protest against “smear” that he wanted to respond to Monday at the hearing.

Few people go so far with Mr. Trump as Mr. Stone. Over the years, he has on her Mr. Trump was when he played with a race to the presidency, and then, in 2015, finally decided to do it. But it seems to be the role of the external consultant prefers in a relationship that has had ups and downs. This was the role he played in 2016, after leaving the campaign, Mr. Trump what Mr. Stone said was a fight on his leadership.

Mr. Stone said he decided to leave; Mr. Trump said he burned it.

As an informal advisor, Mr. Pierre supported Mr. Trump’s plan to focus intensively on immigration at the start of the 2016 campaign and believed he could rely on a core group of unhappy Republican voters. He encouraged his involvement in conservative online media such as Newsmax and, later, Breitbart. He also informed Mr. Trump attacking Mrs. Clinton on how they treated the women involved in the extramarital affairs of her husband, a line of attack that embraced Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump offered praise for Mr. Stone on the upcoming Netflix documentary “Get Me Roger Stone.”

For his two allies and critics, Stone, a native of Connecticut, presents a contradictory picture. He embraced the theories that Mr. Trump pushed into the campaign of Senator Ted Cruz to be the father somehow related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. And once a week, he hosted a radio show hosted by Alex Jones, a loyal audience of Trump voters as well as a whole host of conspiracy theories has his own.

On Monday, when he devoted most of his show to Mr. Stone’s defense, Mr. Jones said he feared that Mr. Stone’s life was in danger – a reference to Mr. Stone’s request that he Was recently poisoned to polonium as the victim of a hit-and-run cross-car accident “suspicious” last week. Mr. Stone does not stop him from an event in Orlando to promote his book the next day.

But Mr. Stone is also a libertarian and strong advocate of homosexual rights and legalization of marijuana concern in 2016 that Mr. Trump’s campaign will not try harder to deny him expressed the leader of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke. While he has long been an aberrant value in the world of politics, he got his real start in national politics with the Reagan campaign in 1979. It is known that Republican politics professionals use the Internet during Years for “any major public republicans and activists,” said Tony Fabrizio, a veteran Republican pollster.

And for once, as a partner in a white-shoe Washington lobbying firm, Mr. Stone was part of the swamp that Mr. Trump now wants to drain. He worked with his old friend, Paul Manafort, as Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman. His ties with Russia are now under the control of this year’s FB, but Mr. Manafort denies any suggestion that he conspired with Russian officials or any other person.

But these days seem a remote place in the past. As research has increased from him over the past few weeks, Mr. Stone has lambasted aggressively, sending a series of messages of obscenity-laced bites on Twitter, some of which he removed a few hours after sending.

“Do not confuse Roger Pierre with the character I play,” Stone said in an interview Sunday laughing, admitting that he sometimes sent a “two martini beep.”

 

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