In Boca, Roger Stone promotes his Trump book, denies Russia collusion

Roger Stone speaks to members of the conservative group America First at the Boca Raton Marriott on Tuesday. (Michael Ares / The Palm Beach Post)

BOCA RATON — Longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone came through town Tuesday night to sell some books — and push back against allegations he colluded with Russians to influence the 2016 election.

 

Roger signs a copy of his book, “The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution”, for Stanley Tate of Miami. (Michael Ares / The Palm Beach Post)

Stone has had contacts with mysterious hacker Guccifer 2.0 (but only “benign,” post-hacking ones, he said) and “backchannel” contact with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. But Stone disputes whether either is linked to Russia and says, even if they were, he didn’t coordinate with them on the release of emails that were damaging to Hillary Clinton.

 

“I am of course no stranger to the world of hardball politics,” said Stone, who has relished his reputation as a practitioner of the dark arts of politics. “But treason — treason is a step too far. That is what the House Democrats have accused me of. If they have any sense of decency, any sense of fair play, I will be afforded the opportunity to answer the charges.”

 

Not only that, Stone insisted that the entire “idea that there was Russian influence to tip this election to Donald Trump is a bald-faced, blatant lie.”

 

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