President Donald Trump outside adviser Roger Stone is concerned about factions within the White House, but he’s not concerned for the president.
“I think that Jared and Ivanka, moving among the beautiful people as they do, would like Donald to be more of a conventional .president,” Stone told Big League Politics. “The fact that virtually everyone in the White House pushed to put 150,000 men on the ground in Iraq? That’s concerning.. I don’t think what Jared does is malicious. I think he really thinks he’s helping.”
“But among our people, Goldman Sachs is dirty words. It symbolizes everything that’s wrong with the country. It’s very hard to understand how people like Gary Cohn and Dina Powell got hired in the first place. We both know they didn’t vote for Trump.”
“What are they trying to do? Paul Ryan is never going to like him.”
Asked about Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s inevitability as a White House adviser, Stone said, “Donald Trump is a man who once fired his own brother.”
Stone was a major conservative figure before Trump’s unexpected run for president in 2015. It just so happened that he was also Trump’s longest-time political adviser. Roger Stone was a key part of a winning presidential campaign. But he does not want to work in the White House.
“The nature of me, I could never get confirmed for any office. I don’t want to be on the inside. I like being on the outside throwing bombs.”
Stone said that he is not concerned for the president because “There’s a real Trumpite in the White House, and his name happens to be Trump. Everybody in the White House told him to go into Syria. McMaster and Mattis put on the full court press. Well, guess what? Trump said he’s not going into Syria. So that’s that.”
“Trump is the only real Trumpite in the White House. Him and Steve Bannon. If Steve is forced out, there’s nobody with a frame of reference for who elected this guy.”
“General McMaster is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He’s a traditional thinking neocon. He wanted 150,000 ground troops,” Stone said. “They just like war. They’ve been for regime change everywhere. Libya. How did that work out? It’s the same thing.”
Stone said that President Trump is doing an above-average job at sticking to his campaign promises.
“The only shame comes when you don’t try,” he said. “The travel ban, they tried it twice and it didn’t work. So what? They’ll try it again. The base doesn’t hold you responsible if you lose. They hold you responsible if you don’t fight.”
Stone is also confident that Trump will make the right decisions on the North Korea problem.
“I think they’re going to give Trump a provocation to attack. Trump is not a guy who is going to brook any nonsense. Challenging him will be a mistake. How technologically proficient are they at this point? If you’ve ever seen a picture of the dictator of North Korea with his generals, they always have the worst tailoring in the world.”
Married Lincoln Project Co-Founder John Weaver Accused of Grooming Young Men, Offering Jobs for Sex
Well this isn’t a good look.
John Weaver, political consultant and co-founder of The Lincoln Project, has been accused of being a sexual predator who targeted young men.
Conservative author and political commentator Ryan Girdusky piqued curiosity and set off widespread speculation after tweeting late Saturday afternoon that “one of the founding members of the Lincoln Project [offered] jobs to young men in exchange for sex,” adding that “his wife is probably interested” to hear about the allegations.
Maybe I should start talking about one of the founding members of the Lincoln Project offering jobs to young men in exchange for sex… his wife is probably interested https://t.co/vAtUS9aPPl
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 9, 2021
Although Girdusky did not post screenshots of Weaver’s predatory actions himself, saying he “worked with journalists and reached out to victims asking for them to speak up because it was their story, not mine,” several others spoke up about what they experienced and heard.
Twitter user @JoshPri68522288 was one of the first to speak up, tweeting that “I know who did it, because they did it to me. It was John Weaver.”
@_liberalproject also said that “Weaver used to follow me when I used my real name on here. Out of the blue he DM’d being pushy with personal questions and trying to flirt with me. After I didn’t go along with it, he unfollowed me and never DM’d me since.”
(Screenshots courtesy of @lib_crusher.)
News of the impending allegations was also retweeted by Donald Trump Jr.
The longest Twitter thread on the accusations came from journalist Scott Stedman, who started a Twitter thread that begins as follows: “I don’t want to feed into Don Jr’s nonsense but I do want to tell a story. I followed John Weaver when I started my Twitter account. We exchanged messages, I sent him my stories, chatted about Russia, etc. He wrote a blurb for my book. He offered me some sort of “joint venture” which I wasn’t interested in, so I didn’t respond to his calls.”
Stedman continues: “One day, he DM’d me and said he had ‘advice’. He then proceeded to tell me how ‘hot’ I looked and commented on my profile picture and my hair. He started calling me ‘my boy’. I found it deeply uncomfortable.”
“What he said to me pales in comparison to others with whom Weaver communicated and countless others who have experienced much worse from people in power,” Stedman said.
And there could be much more where that came from…
For those asking why speaking up about this now: There are others, including some who reached out to me in recent days. Many many many many others, some afraid to say anything.
— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) January 10, 2021
Neither The Lincoln Project nor it’s leadership have publicly commented on the accusations yet, including Weaver himself.
Stay tuned as this story develops.
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