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Undated: Roger Jason Stone Jr. (born August 27, 1952) is an American political consultant,[2] lobbyist and strategist known for his use of opposition research, usually for candidates of the Republican Party.[3] Since the 1970s, Stone has worked on the campaigns of such Republican politicians such as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Bob Dole and Donald Trump.

In addition to serving as a frequent campaign advisor, Stone was previously a political lobbyist. In 1980, he co-founded the Washington, D.C.–based lobbying firm Black, Manafort, Stone with principals Paul Manafort and Charles R. Black Jr.[4][5][6] The firm recruited Peter G. Kelly and was renamed Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly in 1984.[7]:124 During the 1980s, BMSK became a top lobbying firm by leveraging its White House connections to attract high-paying clients including U.S. corporations, trade associations, and foreign governments. By 1990, it was one of the leading lobbyists for American companies and foreign organizations.[7]:125

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Stone is a self-described "dirty trickster"[8] and has variously been referred to in media as a "renowned infighter", a "seasoned practitioner of hard-edged politics", a "mendacious windbag" and a "veteran Republican strategist".[9][10][11][12][13][14][15] Over the course of the Trump presidential campaign, Stone promoted a number of falsehoods and conspiracy theories.[16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23] He has described his political modus operandi as "Attack, attack, attack—never defend" and "Admit nothing, deny everything, launch counterattack."[24]

Stone is the subject of a Netflix documentary film, titled Get Me Roger Stone, which focuses on his past and on his role in the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump.[25] Stone first suggested Trump run for President in the spring of 1998 while Stone was Trump's casino business lobbyist in Washington.[26]

Stone officially left the Trump campaign on August 8, 2015; however, as part of the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States election, two associates of Stone have claimed he collaborated with WikiLeaks owner Julian Assange in the spring of 2016 to discredit Hillary Clinton's campaign. Stone has denied this.[27]

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August 24: [Roger] Stone Begins Messaging with Guccifer 2.0

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March 9: Trump adviser communicated with Russian hackers before election

Roger Stone appeared to know about documents the hackers had stolen before they were published.

June 1: Donald Trump’s white nationalist campaign attracted anti-immigrant, pro-Russia politicians from across Europe. In particular “Brexit” leader Nigel Farage, the proudly racist and sexist former head of the nationalist UK Independence Party, made an unprecedented trans-Atlantic push for Trump. Farage attended the Republican convention, did media appearances to support Trump, joined in raising the rabble at Trump rallies, and even defended Trump’s ugly Access Hollywood statements as just the bragging of an “alpha male.” Farage is also an admirer of Trump adviser Steve Bannon, with a Breitbart-friendly relationship that extends back at least three years. And now Trump and Farage have something else in common:

Nigel Farage is a “person of interest” in the US counter-intelligence investigation that is looking into possible collusion between the Kremlin and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Guardian has been told.

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Farage says he’s never even been to Russia … though he refuses to say if he’s received payment from RT or other Russian state media. Farage has met with Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, with Assange-friendly whackadoodle Roger Stone, and seems to have just incidentally been involved with a lot of people whose names keep showing up on the FBI radar.

“He’s right in the middle of these relationships. He turns up over and over again. There’s a lot of attention being paid to him.”

Farage has some recent FBI experience. In July, the FBI nabbed Farage’s top aide, for laundering drug money through the dark net.

The aide, George Cottrell, previously ran the UKIP offices as well as Farage’s personal blog. He was arrested by the FBI when Farage and Cottrell came to the US for the Republican Convention. Cottrell was later found guilty of wire fraud for offering to help criminals launder funds.

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June 6: Last week, the Guardian published a report revealing a new and odd twist in the Trump-Russia scandal: Nigel Farage, the British politician who led the Brexit movement in Great Britain, is a “person of interest” in the FBI investigation of interactions between Trump associates and the Russian government. The newspaper reported that Farage was under FBI scrutiny because he had relationships with both the Trump camp and WikiLeaks, which disseminated Democratic emails swiped by Russian hackers in an effort to help Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Farage dismissed the story as “hysteria” and said he had not been contacted by the FBI. But Farage did meet with Trump during the campaign. And a source close to the Trump camp tells Mother Jones that a Trump-Farage meeting was set up by Roger Stone, the veteran political dirty-trickster and long-time Trump adviser who has come under investigation in the Trump-Russia inquiry.

That source is Stone himself.

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March 23: GAME-CHANGER -- Guccifer 2.0 is a Russian Intelligence Officer. Does That Mean Trump Team Colluded?

Whoever assisted a Kremlin intelligence officer regarding the DNC hack is open to a charge of criminal conspiracy. None other than Roger Stone already said they talked.

July 13: Roger Stone Said Hacker Guccifer 2.0 Was Not a Russian Agent—Mueller's Indictment Says Otherwise

July 13: Republican political operative Roger Stone insists he did not pass any information sent to him by Russian intelligence front Guccifer 2.0 to the Trump 2016 campaign, he told The Daily Caller Friday.

Stone provided a screenshot of his conversation with Guccifer 2.0 to TheDC, which has previously been made public. The screenshot indicates his Twitter exchange was listed in a recent indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The indictment targeted 12 Russian nationals for orchestrating hacks on the Democratic Party and distributing them via social media during the 2016 presidential election.

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The indictment confirmed that the account Stone was communicating with was a front for Russian military intelligence outfit the “GRU.”

July 14: ‘I Probably Am the Person Referred to’ in Russian Hacking Indictment, Says Trump Adviser Roger Stone

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January 8: For Trump adviser Roger Stone, an uncomfortable legal limbo persists

January 25: Trump Confidant Roger Stone Indicted On 7 Counts Related To 2016 Election Attack

In the indictment, the special counsel's office alleges that Stone was in regular contact both with WikiLeaks, listed as "Organization 1," and the Trump campaign during critical times around the release of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and a top Clinton campaign official.

"After the July 22, 2016 release of stolen DNC emails by Organization 1, a senior Trump Campaign official was directed to contact Stone about any additional releases and what other damaging information Organization 1 had regarding the Clinton Campaign," the indictment says.

"Stone thereafter told the Trump Campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by Organization 1," the indictment also says.

In other words: The Trump team asked Stone to find out more from Wikileaks. Stone then told the Trump campaign that WikiLeaks had more ammunition for use against Democrats, prosecutors allege.

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February 19: Roger Stone, a longtime confidant and friend of President Donald Trump, apologized Monday for an Instagram post showing crosshairs near the federal judge presiding over the criminal case against him.

The Republican operative's Instagram account quickly posted and deleted the photo of District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Monday. In an accompanying caption, Stone claimed he would only get a "show trial" from Jackson, according to photos of the post captured before its deletion. He called the her [sic] "an Obama appointed Judge who dismissed the Benghazi charges again (sic) Hillary Clinton."

Last week, Jackson placed a partial gag order on Stone, preventing him from commenting to the media or in public so as not to risk prejudicing his case. Special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin, brought the case against Stone in January.

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