Flynnghazi: Did Roger Stone ‘flip’ on Trump and his Russia-loving pals?

Posted by | February 16, 2017 11:30 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

Roger Stone is one of four individuals on “Team Trump” (along with Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, and Carter Page) who were named in that blockbuster Valentine’s Day report by the New York Times as having been in contact with Russian government and intelligence officials during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Given this new development, one has to ask: has he flipped on The Donald & Co?

Roger Stone, a longtime adviser and confidant to Donald Trump who has been named in news reports as one of at least four individuals under FBI observation over alleged contacts with Russian intelligence, has called for an official inquiry into the swirling crisis.

Stone has called on the White House to order an immediate investigation through the Department of Justice over alleged improper links between members of the Trump inner circle and the Kremlin during the course of the 2016 presidential campaign. His request adds to a mounting chorus of demands from senior congressional members and outside advocacy groups for an official inquiry into the affair.

In an interview with the Guardian, Stone appealed to Trump, whom he has been close to for almost 40 years, to convene an inquiry through Jeff Sessions, the newly appointed US attorney general. “The president should tell his attorney general that either he finds proof of this, or he puts it to bed and announces none of it happened.”

The crisis of Russian contacts is threatening to derail the Trump administration within its first month. On Monday, the president’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign over secret discussions with the Russian ambassador to Washington.

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By: dave-dr-gonzo

David Hirsch, a.k.a. Dave "Doctor" Gonzo*, is a renegade record producer, video producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

* Hirsch is the third person to use the pseudonym, a not-so-veiled tribute to journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, with the permission of his predecessors Gene Gaudette of American Politics Journal (currently webmaster and chief bottlewasher at Liberaland) and Stephen Meese at Smashmouth Politics.

7 responses to Flynnghazi: Did Roger Stone ‘flip’ on Trump and his Russia-loving pals?

  1. Mike February 16th, 2017 at 11:47

    So Stone is bravely calling for a full blown investigation to be handled by the Grand Wizard Sessions … why not an independent investigation, not controlled by a Trump crony demanded by another Trump crony…???

    Sounds like Roger got his talking points from the WH this morning….not buying any of his bullsh!t.

  2. Buford2k11 February 16th, 2017 at 12:20

    maybe Stone is looking for a deal….immunity for testimony…

  3. robert February 16th, 2017 at 12:24

    Sounds like Roger got his walking papers

    • Duke Woolworth February 17th, 2017 at 06:04

      When the checks stop coming, the worm will turn. Or something like that.

  4. ValianThor February 16th, 2017 at 16:46

    This hot off the wire: Coast Guard just nabbed a rowboat heading towards that spy ship off Conn. coast: onboard, Michael Flynn, with a briefcase filled with State secrets…Stone at the oars.

  5. bpollen February 17th, 2017 at 03:03

    The silver-maned weasel skulks in the underbrush on it’s quest for safety. They are crepuscular – they shun the light, only coming out at dusk to feast on the gullible and unwary. The weasel’s mating habits are just too horrible to contemplate.

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