Tuesday, October 18, 2016

BREATHTAKING HYPOCRISY : WHILE TRUMP AND INFOWHORES WHINE ABOUT RIGGED ELECTIONS ROGER STONE BOUGHT THE 1980 ELECTION FOR REAGAN WITH A BUNG FROM DEEP DARK CIA AGENT ROY COHN

Stone ran Reagan's campaign in New York for the 1980 election at a time when he and deep, dark CIA agent Roy Cohn were on excellent terms. Cohn was at the same time the consigliere for the New York Mafia and was ordering them to vote for Reagan.

Cohn was Trump's mentor and "greatest friend".

Stone, who going back to his class elections in high school has been a proponent of recruiting patsy candidates to split the other guy's support, remembers suggesting to Cohn that if they could figure out a way to make John Anderson the Liberal party nominee in New York, with Jimmy Carter picking up the Democratic nod, Reagan might win the state in a three-way race. "Roy says, 'Let me look into it.'" Cohn then told him, "'You need to go visit this lawyer'--a lawyer who shall remain nameless--'and see what his number is.' I said, 'Roy, I don't understand.' Roy says, 'How much cash he wants, dumbf--.'" Stone balked when he found out the guy wanted $125,000 in cash to grease the skids, and Cohn wanted to know what the problem was. Stone told him he didn't have $125,000, and Cohn said, "That's not the problem. How does he want it?"

Cohn sent Stone on an errand a few days later. "There's a suitcase," Stone says. "I don't look in the suitcase . . . I don't even know what was in the suitcase . . . I take the suitcase to the law office. I drop it off. Two days later, they have a convention. Liberals decide they're endorsing John Anderson for president. It's a three-way race now in New York State. Reagan wins with 46 percent of the vote. I paid his law firm. Legal fees. I don't know what he did for the money, but whatever it was, the Liberal party reached its right conclusion out of a matter of principle."

[source : Roger Stone, Political Animal, Weekly Standard, http://www.weeklystandard.com/article/15381, 5th November 2007]

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