The libertarian consultant and old Nixon aide Roger Stone is a longtime friend of Donald Trump’s. Now, Stone is serving as a paid communications adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign.
The Donald’s first filing with the Federal Election Commission shows three $10,000 payments over about six weeks to Drake Communications, Stone’s Florida-based public-relations firm, for “communications consulting.”
If the payments continue at that rate, that’ll add up to $20,000 a month. Stone is best known for his talented use of opposition research and is perhaps the best-known political operative on Trump’s payroll. He has worked for Republican politicians from Richard Nixon to Bob Dole, Ronald Reagan, and former New Jersey governor Tom Kean.