Nixon Foundation Wants Nothing To Do With Roger Stone

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You know it’s bad when Richard Nixon’s people are distancing themselves from you.

The Nixon Foundation on Friday evening sought to put to rest any notion that Roger Stone was a key aide on Nixon’s campaign. The foundation tweeted that it is a “gross misstatement” to call Stone a former Nixon aide or adviser, instead noting that Stone was merely a junior scheduler for the campaign while he a student.

“Nowhere in the Presidential Daily Diaries from 1972 to 1974 does the name ‘Roger Stone’ appear,” the foundation concluded in its tweets, making clear that the newly indicted operative had no influence on Nixon.

Stone was a big fan of Nixon, one of only three presidents that Congress made moves to impeach. Stone even has Nixon’s face on his back.

To top it off, while leaving a courthouse in Florida on Friday after his arrest, Stone used the same hand gesture made infamous by Nixon when he left the White House.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - JANUARY 25: Roger Stone, a former advisor to President Donald Trump, exits the Federal Courthouse on January 25, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Stone was charged by special counsel Robert Mueller of obstruction, giving false statements and witness tampering. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – JANUARY 25: Roger Stone, a former advisor to President Donald Trump, exits the Federal Courthouse on January 25, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Stone was charged by special counsel Robert Mueller of obstruction, giving false statements and witness tampering. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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