Posted by: maboulette | April 18, 2017

Donald Trump’s New CIA Director Mike Pompeo Hangs Roger Stone out To Dry over Wikileaks


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In the latest sign that Trump is struggling to hold his own political coalition together in the face of mounting pressure over the Russia scandal, Trump’s longtime close friend Roger Stone is launching an all out offensive – against Trump’s own people. Last week Stone went after Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner, and now he’s going after Trump’s own handpicked CIA Director.

BEEF WITH CIA

Roger Stone’s beef with CIA Director Mike Pompeo centers around international cyberterrorist group WikiLeaks. Trump spent the election praising WikiLeaks and encouraging it to continue releasing secrets that had been stolen from his political opponents. Stone has admitted to having backchannel communications with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, as well as communications with Russian hacker Guccifer 2.0, who supplied much of the stolen campaign info to WikiLeaks.

RUSSIA SCANDAL

But with the Russia scandal now weighing heavily on the Trump administration by the day, Trump’s CIA Director Mike Pompeo publicly judged WikiLeaks as being a “non-state hostile intelligence service.” This stood out as bizarre, as Pompeo had spent the campaign supporting himself with WikiLeaks alongside Trump. But now that the Trump administration is trying to throw WikiLeaks under the bus to stave off the Russia scandal, Roger Stone is erupting.

Stone now says “I think [Pompeo] should resign. I really think he should resign. This really raises questions about his qualifications and his ability to do the job”.  By throwing WikiLeaks under the Russia bus, Pompeo (and by extension Trump) are essentially leaving Stone out to dry, as his connections to WikiLeaks are already well established. Stone seems to know he’s being scapegoated.

This comes just a little more than a week after Roger Stone began publicly attacking Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, openly accusing him of leaking dirt about White House rival Steve Bannon to MSNBC host Morning Joe. How many more of Trump’s allies will Stone attack before Trump begins attacking Stone?

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