Even Nixon's presidential library is trying to distance itself from Roger Stone

Even Nixon's presidential library is trying to distance itself from Roger Stone
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President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser Roger Stone is in serious trouble. On Friday, after months of investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for his role in facilitating the Trump campaign's use of stolen Democratic emails posted to WikiLeaks, he was arrested by the FBI and charged on seven counts of obstruction, false statements, and witness tampering.

Now that he is facing federal prison, Stone — a decades-long Republican strategist with a history of sleazy tactics — is suddenly radioactive to everyone who once called him a colleague. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Fox News, for instance, both tried to downplay the relationship between Stone and Trump.

But one of the most surprising renunciations of Stone came from Richard Nixon's presidential library, which took issue with the frequent characterization of Stone as an aide to the former president:

When the library of the most disgraced president of modern times feels the need to disavow any potential association with you, it is not a good sign.


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