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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:26 AM

'Rasputin' Roger Stone Coaches Trump On How To Stage An Election Coup

'Roger Stone Coaches Trump on How to Stage an Election Coup.' There's a strong possibility that the period after Election Day could make Bush v. Gore in 2000 look like a tea party. Miles Mogulescu, Common Dreams, Sept. 15, 2020.



- Former advisor to U.S. President Trump, Roger Stone, leaves U.S. Courthouse after being found guilty of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, Nov. 15, 2019, Wash., D.C. -

Roger Stone, long-time Rasputin-like political advisor and confidant to Donald Trump, should be in federal prison right now. Stone was convicted and sentenced for seven federal felonies, based, among other things, on his lying to Congress regarding his communications with Wikileaks about coordinating release of Hillary Clinton's stolen emails for maximum advantage to the 2016 Trump campaign. Instead, Stone is back on the streets after Trump commuted his sentence. Stone had told the media that Trump should let him out of the slammer so he could more effectively help Trump to stay in office. Trump apparently agreed.

"This election could determine whether American democracy, no matter how imperfect, can survive."

Now Stone is advising Trump to have federal agents seize ballots in Nevada, physically block certain voters from casting ballots, arrest media critics and shut-down their publications, and even invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act to arrest the likes of the Clintons, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple's Tim Cook. Trump is apparently listening.
In a Fox News interview just 2 days after Stone made his advice public, Trump referred to potential pro-Biden demonstrations around the election as "insurrection," telling Jeanine Pirro, "We'll put them down very quickly if they do that." Adding, "We have the right to do that. We have the power to do that if we want. Look, it's called Insurrection. We just send in and we, we do it very easy. I mean it's very easy.”

Stone laid out his advice on Alex Jones' Infowars program last Thursday. Stone advised Trump to form "an election day operation using the FBI, Federal Marshals and Republican state officials across the country to be prepared to file legal objections and, if necessary, to physically stand in the way of criminal activity…The President's authority is the Insurrection Act and his ability to declare marshall law." Using the Insurrection Act, Stone suggested that Trump arrest the Clintons, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook, among others.

Stone attacked The Daily Beast for reporting on progressive discussions about countering Trump's efforts to discredit the election, advocating that "their entire staff can be taken into custody and their office can be shut down." Stone also proposed that "The ballots in Nevada on election night should be seized by federal marshals and taken from the state. They are completely corrupted. No votes should be counted from the state of Nevada…"

If these were normal times and Trump were a normal President, Stone's comments would likely be dismissed as the ravings of a lunatic...

More, https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/09/15/roger-stone-coaches-trump-how-stage-election-coup
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- Grigori Rasputin was a Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia, and gained considerable influence in late imperial Russia. A religious charlatan in the view of many.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grigori_Rasputin

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:27 AM

1. Always listen to the guy with the giant Nixon tattoo

n/t

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:42 AM

2. How sick........

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:48 AM

3. Trump has earned an even bigger portrait - below Nixon's.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:56 AM

4. Hope He's Arrested For Trying To Start An Insurrection After Biden Inauguration

and advising extra-judicial methods to steal an election

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