Trump ally Roger Stone promoted a fake document claiming that supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton concocted a plan that including staging “civil unrest” and a “radiological attack” with dirty bombs to disrupt voting. Stone has repeatedly pushed false information in support of friend and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
On October 20, the Twitter account of Stone Cold Truth -- Stone’s weekly radio program -- tweeted:
— Stone Cold Truth (@StoneColdTruth) October 20, 2016
The linked document purports to be a memo from the Benenson Strategy Group, a Democratic consulting firm, and the Clinton Foundation. The supposed memo claims that if the election is not salvageable, “staged civil unrest” and “radiological attack” should be considered to prevent Americans from voting.
Reuters reported that the memo is fake:
In addition to the Carper letter, the FBI has also reviewed a seven-page electronic document that carries the logos of Democratic pollster Joel Benenson’s firm, the Benenson Strategy Group, and the Clinton Foundation, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
The document, identified as a fake by the Clinton campaign, claims poll ratings had plunged for Clinton and called for “severe strategy changes for November” that could include “staged civil unrest” and “radiological attack” with dirty bombs to disrupt the vote.
Like the Carper letter, it was not immediately clear where the fraudulent document had originated or how it had begun to circulate.
Stone did not respond to emails requesting comment.
A spokesman for the Clinton campaign, Glen Caplin, said the document was a fake and part of a “desperate stunt” to capitalize on the leak of Democratic emails by Wikileaks.
Stone responded to Reuters’ article by claiming people are on a “Witchunt” against him:
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) November 4, 2016
He recently tweeted a fake WikiLeaks email claiming that Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta wrote that Hillary Clinton “smells of boiled cabbage, urine and farts.” He also had to retract his “breaking news” that Clinton secretly met with a Broward County, FL, election official in order to rig the election. During the Republican primary, he and his super PAC “said there were over 600 reports of Texas votes for Trump virtually all getting tallied for Rubio” (in reality, there wasn’t “even a whisper of one”).
Despite Stone's inaccuracy -- or perhaps because of it -- Trump has repeatedly relied on his research during this presidential campaign.