Insider Exclusive: Roger Stone Blasts ‘Bogus’ CNBC Story, Another Distraction in Ongoing Witch Hunt
Yesterday, CNBC was on the attack with another one of their trademark bogus “sources tell us” stories. Their target this time was Trump confident and political strategist, Roger Stone.
CNBC claims their “anonymous sources” say that Muller is focusing in on Roger Stone as a top subject for the investigation into Russian collusion.
“Stone, a longtime advisor to Trump, is apparently one of the top subjects of the Mueller investigation into potential collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign, sources told CNBC on condition of anonymity.” -CNBC
We reached out to Stone to get his take on this story; is this another example of CNBC fake news or is it legitimate?
Here is Roger Stone:
The story in CNBC yesterday suggesting extensive ties between myself and Rick Gates is categorically incorrect.
That being said, the story did refresh my memory of one dinner I had with Mr. Gates and others in the weeks following the NY Republican primary where we discussed the delegates that would be going to the convention from New York. New York has a system where the delegates were selected after the primary and we were working on a strategy to make sure that those appointed were loyal to the person who won the primary, Donald Trump. There were forces at work to try and appoint delegates that were hostile to the winner.
CNBC says I worked with Gates at Black, Manafort and Kelly in the 1980’s where I was a partner and Gates was an intern. I have no memory of Gates from this period and never worked with him on anything- if he was even really there.
Gates did call me late in the campaign when a woman campaign staffer who’s family I knew accused him of sexual harassment, a charge I thought was a bogus concoction of Corey Lewandowski, a talentless thug who’s firing Manafort and Gates had successfully engineered. The woman recanted her claim before I made any inquiry about the matter. To the extent that I had any contact with Gates it was to discuss how to rid the campaign of this miscreant.
Like the false claim that I received allegedly hacked e-mails from “the Russians” and passed them on to Wikileaks or that I received allegedly hacked e-mails from Wikileaks and passed them on to Donald Trump or that my now entirely public twitter direct message exchange with Guccifer 2.0 long after Wikileaks had already published the devastating e-mails from the DNC is anything other than innocuous or that I “predicted ” the hacking of John Podesta’s e-mail which only seems to be the case if you purposely misquote my now iconic tweet that “THE” Podesta’s time in the barrel is coming- a clear reference to the Podesta’s brothers shady business dealings in Russia exposed in the Panama paper in early 2016, this media created “Rick Gates” narrative is categorically false.
All of this is of course designed to distract from the fact the the Obama Justice Department and the Obama FBI used a fabricated ‘dossier” prepared with the assistance of Russians as the legal rationale for the surveillance of the campaign of the Republican candidate for president or that I was , as the New York Times reported on January 20, 2017 subject to an bogus FISA warrant simply because I was working for the election of Donald Trump. The use of the state’s authority and capability to spy on Trump supporters is an unconstitutional abuse of power that makes Watergate look like small potatoes. What did Obama know and when did he know it ?
My interactions with Gates were minimal and innocuous- this is a witch hunt.