Dirty trickster Roger Stone, claims he's a victim of 'dirty trick'
Stone is claiming that 'Spitzer operatives', ie his landlord made the call from his NYC apartment, while he was attending the play 'Frost/Nixon'. Too bad for Stone, but the it appears there was no performance scheduled for that night.
GOP consultant resigns, says he was victim of 'dirty trick'
August 23, 2007
ALBANY - Roger Stone Jr., the Republican consultant accused of threatening Gov. Eliot Spitzer's father, Wednesday resigned his campaign job with the Senate GOP, saying he was the victim of a "dirty trick" by gubernatorial aides who are "capable of illegal wire tapping."
In a statement, Stone denied leaving a voicemail for Bernard Spitzer this month suggesting that he would be "subpoenaed" to testify before a Senate committee about his controversial loan to his son's unsuccessful campaign for attorney general in 1994. Stone then attacked the elder Spitzer using language similar to that found in the telephone call.
Stone also said he was attending the Broadway play, "Frost/Nixon," on Aug. 6 when the voicemail was left. Show advertisements reveal no performance on that Monday night.
"Let me assure you I made no such call," said Stone, who has worked for Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. "Frankly, I doubt that such a call was made or received."
Stone alleged the "same Spitzer operatives" who plotted to discredit Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno (R-Brunswick) in the "Choppergate" scandal "are now trying to set me up because they have deemed that I have been an effective adviser."
Spitzer's father alleges threat by GOP consultant
August 22, 2007
ALBANY - Gov. Eliot Spitzer's father, Bernard, received a threatening telephone call earlier this month from a political consultant to Senate Republicans, a lawyer for the elder Spitzer said last night.
The anonymous call - allegedly placed by Roger Stone, a veteran consultant to Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush - warned Bernard Spitzer that he would be "subpoenaed" by the Senate investigations committee to testify about "your shady campaign loans" to his son's unsuccessful bid for attorney general in 1994.
The caller used an expletive to refer to the governor and labeled him a "pathological liar."
Stone could not be reached for comment. But he labeled the charges "a total fabrication" and suggested his landlord, a supporter of the governor, let someone into the apartment to place the call, according to reports published last night on the Web sites of The New York Times and Daily News.
Edit: Found a link to the audio of the phone call
this is kinda funny
For starters, I believe Stone. I do think his landlord set him up.
Spitzer used to joke about placing phone calls at midnight to the GOP HQ stating that he liked their "pragmatic liberal" tv ad. He would always make sure that "he would use a public payphone". It was a joke.
Stone is a cold stone trickster. He knows to use a public phone, not his own.
Stone loves scandal and attention
he probably got his landlord to do it for him.
Rove did that to someone back in his early days.