New report sheds light on Roger Stone’s efforts on behalf of Trump allies in Arizona Arizona Mirror

A new survey of Washington Post in Donald Trump’s ally Roger Stone sheds light on his pardon request for two Republican members of the Arizona congressional delegation and works behind the scenes to overturn the 2020 election with people who would later support the “audit” of Maricopa County.

The investigation carried out by the Washington Post reviews never-before-seen documentary footage from Danish filmmakers who had unprecedented access to the conservative political consultant, including on and after January 6.

the To post obtained a copy of what has been dubbed the “stone plan” to pressure Trump into preemptively pardoning a number of people, including himself, U.S. Representatives Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar of the ‘Arizona.

“Hell forgive not only Gaetz, Brooks, Biggs, Gosar, Jordan, Cruz and Hawley, but every Republican remembers (sic) which House or Senate voted for you,” Stone said in the memo obtained by the To post, referring to a variety of Trump’s political allies in Congress. “Forgive a move. Give the finger to the Deep State.

Biggs and Gosar sought preemptive pardons for their roles in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, but neither received one. When reached by the To postGosar’s office said they were unaware of Stone’s efforts and did not ask for forgiveness, saying he had done nothing wrong.

Ali Alexander, one of the main organizers of the “Stop the Steal” protest that culminated in the violent January 6 riot at the United States Capitol, said in a series of deleted videos that Biggs, Gosar and the member of the Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks “had plotted” the plan to put “maximum pressure on Congress while they voted” on whether to certify the Electoral College results.

In the images reviewed by the To postStone met Alexander at his Florida home in late November and the two had a deep connection, having been photographed at Republican events on several occasions in previous years, the To post reported.

Alexander is also linked to another Arizona politician, state Rep. Mark Finchem, a Republican from the Oro Valley. After the events of January 6, Alexander would say that the “Stop the Steal” movement had “taken control of Arizona” thanks to Finchem.

Finchem was present at the Capitol on January 6, and his story about his whereabouts that day has not been consistent. Currently it is Fund raising to hire an attorney due to a Jan. 6 Congressional Commission subpoena, saying he needed the attorney to fight the “people’s court.”

In November, Finchem brought a number of Trump allies to Phoenix for an election integrity hearing that he said would help convince Senate leaders to continue the so-called “audit” of the election in Maricopa County.

The hearing, held at a hotel in downtown Phoenix, included former New York mayor and Trump lawyer Rudolph Giuliani. Christina Bobb, a correspondent for the propagandist One America News Network, would later forward information from the hearing on Giuliani’s behalf to Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, emails would reveal. Bobb, an attorney by trade, had worked with Giuliani on multiple “voter fraud” related efforts.

Stone also met disgraced former general Michael Flynn shortly after Trump’s election defeat. On November 5, Stone laid out an action plan to document “fraud” in battleground states and the same day Flynn began using the hashtag “Stop the Steal,” according to the To post.

Flynn and his allies have invested a tremendous amount of time and money in Arizona, particularly in “verification” efforts. The two groups that have contributed the most money to fund the audit effort are both directly associated with Flynn. Two pro-Trump nonprofit groups, America Project and America’s Future, contributed about $4 million combined to the “audit.”

The America Project, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit led by former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne, paid the most to fund the “audit,” paying $3.2 million. dollars. Its site and promotional materials use Flynn to collect donations, and Byrne has been a longtime ally of the Flynn family.

America’s Future was the second largest contributor to the “audit” efforts and is a project run solely by Flynn. The group paid the Florida-based Cyber ​​Ninjas $976,000.

Cyber ​​Ninjas CEO Doug Logan met with Flynn and attorney Sidney Powell in November 2020 with Byrne at QAnon conspiracy theorist Lin Wood’s to discuss the 2020 election, from Byrne’s book.

Cyber ​​Ninjas, the company that conducted the Arizona “audit,” found no evidence of election fraud and confirmed President Biden’s victory in the state.

Amanda J. Marsh