By ann summers
He always has alternative facts, our Roger so we’ll see when the indictments come, since his Nixon experience always comes in handy.
More likely it’s all PR for his new book on Agent Orange and the 2016 campaign wherein he accuses HRC of being on drugs during the debates.
But Trust and Reciprocity have complex utility curves, especially with all those dead Russians.
Roger Stone: Kushner Is Leaking Intel to Scarborough
The president’s friend and self-proclaimed ‘dirty trickster’ alleged on InfoWars that ‘there is no question now sources are telling me’ Kushner was texting negative information about other White House officials to the MSNBC host.
Roger Stone has given a video interview to InfoWars, a far right propaganda site run by his gun-nut pal Alex Jones.
In it Stone claims that Jared Kushner has been leaking dirty secrets to MSNBC host Morning Joe Scarborough, in an attempt at undermining White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
Stone is not a reliable source of information (nor is InfoWars) and he’s presenting no evidence to support his claim, so the truth of the matter is not currently obtainable.
There are at least a few plausible explanations for Roger Stone’s latest odd move.
- One is that Donald Trump has cut off Stone, leaving him to fend for himself in the Russia scandal, and that Stone believes Kushner is the one who convinced Trump to hang him out to dry – so he wants revenge on Kushner.
- Another is that Stone simply believes Trump is giving too much power to Kushner in general, and is trying to manipulate his old friend Trump into reining Kushner in.
- Perhaps Bannon even pushed Stone into making the accusation, because Bannon wants to shift the power back from Kushner to himself. It’s also possible Stone has merely snapped under the pressure of FBI investigation.
But when it comes to Trump-Putin collusion, we’re still waiting for the confirmation. As Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters put it, the proof is increasingly understood to be the thing we find later, as in, “If we do the investigations, we will find the connections.” (Matt Taibbi)