"Dirty Trickster" Roger Stone Is A Driving Force Behind The Latest Round Of Anti-Bill Clinton Attacks

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Conservative political activist and notorious "dirty trickster" Roger Stone is helping conduct the latest right-wing attacks on President Bill Clinton.

In an appearance on Sean Hannity's radio show, Stone claimed he has "identified 24 women who've been assaulted by Bill Clinton. He also told Politico that women accusing Clinton of harassment, "will be on TV as much as Hillary, because I'm helping."

Stone has operated as a "dirty trickster" (as the conservative Weekly Standard called him) in American politics for over 40 years. He has worked for several Republican candidates at the presidential and congressional level, and has long been a part of the conservative movement. Stone also worked as a lobbyist for Donald Trump's casinos, and was an adviser for his presidential campaign up until a few months ago.

A 2008 New Yorker profile headlined "The Dirty Trickster" laid out some of Stone's political history. For example, Stone once "adopted the pseudonym Jason Rainier and made contributions in the name of the Young Socialist Alliance to the campaign of Pete McCloskey, who was challenging Nixon for the Republican nomination in 1972. Stone then sent a receipt to the Manchester Union Leader, to 'prove' that Nixon's adversary was a left-wing stooge." He also hired a Republican operative to infiltrate Democrat George McGovern's campaign. After that behavior was uncovered during the Watergate hearings, Stone was forced to leave his job on the staff of Senator Bob Dole.

More recently, Stone reportedly organized the so-called "Brooks Brothers Riot" in Florida, where hundreds of Republican activists stormed a county election office in a ploy to stop the process of recounting ballots during the 2000 election.

Stone was pushed out of a 2007 gubernatorial campaign after he allegedly left threatening telephone messages for the elderly father of then-New York governor Eliot Spitzer. 

In a 2008 interview with the New Yorker, Stone said that a "slash-and-burn campaign" should be run on behalf of Sen. John McCain but not by McCain himself.

During the 2008 election cycle, Stone created the group Citizens United Not Timid (C.U.N.T.) to attack Hillary Clinton. Stone promoted the false story that there was a video of Michelle Obama making racist remarks about white people.

Stone recently co-authored the book The Clintons' War on Women with Robert Morrow that purports to reveal how "Bill and Hillary Clinton systematically abused women and others - sexually, physically, and psychologically - in their scramble for power and wealth." Morrow has wished death on Hillary Clinton and written bizarre sexual writings about her, called Chelsea Clinton a "slut," and posted about "niggers" and "pro-faggot judicial activism" on social media. The book was dedicated to a Holocaust denier who blames a "Jewish plot" for the 9/11 terror attacks.

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