With the scandal-ridden Trump in deep trouble, and three officials from his campaign under indictment, his longtime crony Roger Stone thinks a bogus witch hunt for Hillary Clinton might be the only way Trump can save himself.
Roger Stone, the racist dirty trickster and informal adviser to Donald Trump, has revealed the real reason the right wing is trying to dredge up old debunked conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton.
It’s a deliberate and terribly desperate smokescreen to get special counsel Robert Mueller off Trump’s back.
In an interview with the right-wing Daily Caller, Stone says Trump’s “only chance for survival” is to demand baseless investigations into Clinton to distract from the very real investigations into the Trump campaign.
Stone went on to theorize that “Mueller can’t be a special prosecutor when he himself is under investigation.” Mueller is not in fact under investigation, but Stone went further, insisting “Mueller is guilty of obstruction and cover up in Uranium One.”
Congressional Republicans recently showed once again that the loud voices of talk radio and online conservative opinion coupled with Trump are their true masters, after they announced probes into the trumped-up conspiracy desperately trying to link Clinton to the sale of uranium production to a Russian concern. But the scandal has long since been debunked.
Conservatives like Stone have become enraged by the Russia investigation, as the special counsel recently indicted two Trump campaign officials and accepted a guilty plea from a third. It is widely believed that Mueller is working to find more wrongdoing by other members of the Trump inner circle.
It is quite possible that in addition to dirty tricks, which he is infamous for, Stone truly believes the conspiracy gobbledygook connected to the story. He has written books promoting conspiracies about the death of John F. Kennedy and the Lyndon Johnson presidency, so believing nonsense about Clinton and Mueller would not be a stretch.
Stone has forged a partnership in the past year with Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist who believes 9/11 was done by the U.S. government and that the mass shooting at Sandy Hook school was a hoax. Despite this, he still reportedly keeps in contact with Trump, who once appeared on Jones’ show.
All three share a conspiratorial world view, and are desperate for the Trump presidency to be salvaged instead of being flushed down the drain. For the right, this usually involves a nonsense story and the invocation of Clinton’s name.
As always, they have a fake story to run with. It’s just a matter of attracting co-conspirators in places of influence like Congress and uninformed citizens ready to believe whatever they say.