Longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone thinks someone close to Donald Trump may have been leaked pages of the Republican nominee’s tax returns to the New York Times.
Stone, who’s been informally advising Trump for months, said in an interview with Boston Herald Radio on Tuesday that the source of Trump’s leaked tax documents “could be somebody who works at the Trump organization perhaps, or perhaps a former employee, but I would just be speculating.”
Select pages of Trump’s taxes arrived at the New York Times building last month in an unassuming manilla envelope, marked with a return address from Trump Tower.
And while Stone heralded Stephen Bannon, the current CEO of Trump’s campaign, as “an enormously capable guy with great political instincts” when the Breitbart News executive was first tapped for the job in August, he told Herald Radio Tuesday that “there is a lot of fighting and I think infighting and jockeying inside the current Trump campaign.”
“It’s not nearly as smoothly operating as the time when Paul Manfort, a true professional, was running things,” Stone said.
Anything Stone says should be taken with a large grain of salt, of course. He played hype-man for Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange’s bogus “announcement” this week concerning Hillary Clinton’s campaign. That “announcement” turned out to be a video celebrating Wikileaks’ 10th anniversary, much to the frustration of Stone’s loyal conspiracists, who for weeks had been expecting an election-stopping “October Surprise.”