In final months of the 2016 election, Roger Stone created a web site called ‘Stop the Steal’ intentionally designed to undermine Hillary Clinton’s expected victory by insisting that the election was rigged.
Now, the New Yorker is reporting that ten days after Trump pardoned Stone of his conviction on seven felony counts, Stone reactivated his Stop the Steal website and began collecting donations for “security” in D.C. on January 6th.
We don’t yet know who funded this terrorist attack on our nation’s capitol, but given the expensive accommodations some insurrectionists filmed themselves in and the talk by others who were arrested that they traveled to DC on buses chartered for this “event,” it’s a good bet there was outside funding from someone. It’s also noteworthy that the stage Trump spoke from on January 6th was flanked in banners bearing the slogan “Save America March” tying a direct connection to his newly formed Save America PAC. And, CNBC has also reported that conspiracy theorist extraordinaire, Robert Mercer, father of Rebekah Mercer, founder of far-right Parler, might have also played a role in the funding. Mercer (through Bannon) was previously suspected of being instrumental in funding the 2016 election interference and disinformation campaign.
The FBI is following the money. Those who funded this domestic terrorism will indeed face charges, and it looks good that Trump through his super pac, and Stone through his website, may be among them. It’s also no secret that Stone, Bannon and Flynn aided in inciting the riot, and if this investigation rounds up the toxicity of persons like Mercer, Flynn, Stone and Bannon, it’ll be the poetic justice that this country so desperately needs right now.
What did Roger Stone do with the money he solicited from his reactivated Stop the Steal website? The answer to this question may finally put Stone in the prison cell in which he has rightfully belonged for so long.