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  • Wash. Post: Source For Trump's Clinton Attacks Thinks "Trump Is A Child Rapist"

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    The Washington Post reported today that one of the sources for Republican nominee Donald Trump’s claims that former President Bill Clinton is a rapist also believes that Trump is a rapist.

    In an October 9 piece, the Post’s David Weigel profiled Robert Morrow, who co-wrote The Clintons’ War on Women with longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone. Trump is already making an issue of allegations that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted women, and, as Weigel notes, “part of the attack plan was written by” Morrow -- who also believes Trump is a rapist. From the profile:

    The problem for Trump is the same for anyone who opens Pandora’s Box. [Robert] Morrow is the best example. What he calls “hardcore political research” – the term “conspiracy theory,” he explains, is a media slur – has convinced him that former president George H.W. Bush is a sex criminal, former Texas governor Rick Perry is a closeted gay swinger and that, as the sign he sometimes carries around Austin says, “Donald Trump is a child rapist.”

    That allegation has simmered in the same tabloids as some of the Clinton stories. It’s based on the skin-crawling saga of Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire who befriended powerful men – including Trump and Bill Clinton – before being convicted of statutory rape. Headlines that might have been devastating for Clinton (“Flight logs show Bill Clinton flew on sex offender's jet much more than previously known”) were effectively neutralized by Trump’s previous praise of Epstein.

    And that was before a mysterious, anonymous lawsuit – which has been re-filed twice, each time adding a plaintiff – accused Trump of statutory rape. Lawsuits like that offer a chance at getting unconfirmed (or false) information into the headlines. The fact-checking website Snopes has pointed out that Trump has denied the lawsuit's contents, and no one has been allowed to speak to the plaintiffs -- a major red flag. Stone, like most people, considers the lawsuit utterly specious.

    Former Trump adviser Michael Caputo, guest hosting on the September 25 edition of WBEN’s Hardline, said he “heard more than one time Donald Trump say” that The Clintons’ War on Women “is his opposition research on the Clintons.” He added that Trump “has it on his desk.”

    Media Matters has documented that Morrow has wished death on Hillary Clinton; been visited by the Secret Service; posted bizarre sexual writings about the former secretary of state; called Chelsea Clinton a "slut" and imagined how she would "have sex one day" with Bill Clinton; posted about "pro-faggot JUDICIAL ACTIVISM"; and claimed the Bush and Clinton families were involved in murders. He also has endlessly tweeted the n-word on his Twitter account.

  • These Are The Unhinged, Misogynist Co-Authors Of The Book Trump Is Using To Attack Clinton’s Marriage

    It’s Not Just Roger Stone -- Conspiracy Theorist Robert Morrow Is Co-Author Of Trump's Anti-Clinton Book

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    The New York Times reported on the influence of The Clintons’ War on Women in Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s attacks on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, but failed to mention the extreme misogyny of the book’s discredited co-authors, Robert Morrow and Roger Stone.

  • 50+ Times The Co-Author Of Trump’s Go-To Anti-Clinton Book Has Tweeted The Slur “Nigger"

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    UPDATE: Morrow responded to this post by tweeting "nigger" over 50 times:

    ORIGINAL: 

    Politico recently reported that Donald Trump will unveil a “charge sheet” against Hillary Clinton on Monday. Trump has repeatedly used research from The Clintons’ War on Women, which is co-authored by Robert Morrow -- a bizarre conspiracy theorist who uses his Twitter account to endlessly tweet the slur “nigger,” including about President Obama.  

    Politico wrote that “Trump’s team is hunkering down to draft the charge sheet the presumptive GOP nominee will unveil against Hillary Clinton on Monday, intent on laying out a credible general election argument that leads voters to question her trustworthiness. … [The] biggest proponent of using allegations about Bill Clinton is longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, whose recent book about the Clintons details a number of alleged affairs that Stone says the Clintons covered up. The book could provide a trove of material, however controversial, if Trump opts to go down this road.”

    Trump promoted the book through his Twitter account in October, writing, “The latest book on Hillary—Wow, a really tough one!” He has also alluded to the book in the media, and New York reported that “Trump is consulting” the book. Morrow said in May that Trump is “going to use it. It’s just a matter of when.”

    Nothing Stone writes should be taken seriously. He has a long history of political dirty tricks, and he regularly spouts violent, racist, and sexist rhetoric. He’s called Hillary Clinton a “cunt” and advocated for her execution. He’s also pushed racist commentary, including tweeting “nigga” and calling his perceived enemies "stupid negro," “token,” “Uncle Tom,” “Mandingo,” and “house negro.”

    Stone’s co-author Robert Morrow is similarly disreputable and racist. He’s wished death on Hillary Clinton and been visited by the Secret Service; posted bizarre sexual writings about the former secretary of state; called Chelsea Clinton a "slut" and imagined how she would "have sex one day" with Bill Clinton; posted about "pro-faggot JUDICIAL ACTIVISM"; and claimed the Bush and Clinton families were involved in murders.

    The Clintons’ War on Women is dedicated to and cites anti-Clinton research from virulent anti-Semite Victor Thorn. In addition to his Clinton work, Thorn also wrote The Holocaust Hoax Exposed -- as the title suggests, Thorn believes the Holocaust is a myth -- and blames a "Jewish plot" for the 9/11 attacks. Morrow said he is “Very proud to have ace researcher Victor Thorn as a friend of mine. Knows a lot about Clinton/Bush crime families.”

    Morrow was actually elected chairman of the Republican Party in Travis County, TX, and will take the position on June 13. But because of his extreme writings and views, Republicans have “passed a set of changes to its bylaws that substantially dilute Morrow's authority.”

    Morrow’s Twitter account is a cesspool of misogyny and racism. He rates half-naked anime characters. He tweets pictures of scantily clad women. And he revels in tweeting the slur “nigger,” including calling President Obama a “nigger.” (Morrow tweeted that he will soon “be the Head Nigger in Charge of the Travis County Republican Party.”)

    Here are over 50 times Morrow has tweeted “nigger” in the past few months:

  • The Daily Beast: Trump’s Anti-Clinton Playbook Was Written By His Discredited, Conspiracy Theorist Friends

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    The Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi explained  that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign strategy against Hillary Clinton is based on “conspiracy scrapbook[s]” written by discredited, “fabulist” authors and Trump acquaintances like Roger Stone, Robert Morrow, and Ed Klein. 

    Donald Trump’s “obsession” with disgraced conspiracy theories has been well documented, with Nuzzi spotlighting Trump’s acquaintances with Roger Stone, Robert Morrow, and Ed Klein. Stone is a plagiarist known for regularly spouting violent, racist, and sexist rhetoric, including calling Hillary Clinton a “cunt” and advocating her execution. Together, Stone and Robert Morrow dedicated a book they wrote to a Holocaust denier who blames Jews for the 9/11 attacks. And Morrow has written bizarre sexual fantasies about Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, and has wished death on Hillary. Additionally, Ed Klein, with whom Trump recently dined, writes discredited “fan fiction” about the Clintons which has been slammed by journalists from across the political spectrum as “smut”, “sewage”, and  “junk journalism.”

    In her May 13 article, Nuzzi explained that the discredited authors have “intentionally or not … written the foundational texts” for Trump’s case against Clinton, adding that these conspiracy theories have helped Trump change the narrative of the GOP primary:

    Political observers have generally fared poorly over the last year when making predictions about the election, but I’d bet my muumuu that Trump takes the insights he gleans from the curriculum produced by Stone, Morrow, and Klein to a cable chyron near you—and sometime before the July conventions. He’s already started. Last week, Trump criticized Clinton for being a “nasty, mean enabler” of her husband’s affairs—a page, literally, out of the doctrine.

    [...]

    Stone, 64, is the white-haired, body-building, fashion-obsessed, sex-club-visiting former aide to Richard Nixon with a portrait of Nixon’s face tattooed between his shoulderblades.

    Stone was introduced to Trump in the 1970s by Roy Cohn, Senator Joe McCarthy’s legal counsel, who mentored Trump politically. Stone remained in Trump’s orbit over the decades, advising him informally, before joining his presidential campaign in 2015. He left in August amid staff infighting (he butted heads, in particular, with campaign manager Corey Lewandowski), but he returned to the inner circle when Trump hired Paul Manafort, who’d been his partner at Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly, a lobbying firm in D.C. that they started in the early 1980s.

    [...]

    Morrow, 51, is a towering and disheveled presence who dresses like a math teacher who’s fallen on hard times.

    He lives in Austin, Texas and serves, much to the ire of the Travis County GOP, as the chairman of the Travis County GOP. He survives on an inheritance, and when he’s not rating anime porn on a scale of 1 to 10 on Twitter, he devotes his every waking moment to uncovering and perpetuating information—most of it highly questionable, to put it politely—about public officials.

    [...]

    Unlike Stone and Morrow, Klein’s… eccentricities… aren’t apparent on the surface. He doesn’t have a Twitter account where he ranks anime “boobies” like Morrow and he’s never posed for a photoshoot dressed up as the Joker from Batman like Stone. Without reading any of his work, you might think Klein is your average veteran reporter. Just a nice 79-year-old guy with a friendly demeanor on the phone, probably somebody’s grandpa.

    [...]

    Unless Klein wired his sources and his sources were Bill and Hillary Clinton, none of this is likely to be even kind of true. It’s possible Klein is a fabulist, or it’s possible he has terrible sources. It’s also possible that he’s a looney toon and the multiple sources he’s interviewed upwards of 70 times each are all in his head.

    Who’s to say? If I were Ed Klein I might say I know that last thing for a fact.

    [...]

    I’ve written extensively about the possibility that Trump is a conspiracy theorist, and I maintain that’s likely. But likely, too, is the possibility that Trump is merely savvy.

    It was just as voters were taking to the polls in Indiana—which had been perceived, a few days before the primary, as a competitive state for Ted Cruz—that Trump went on Fox News to ask why nobody was paying attention to a National Enquirer story alleging Cruz’s dad had been with Lee Harvey Oswald just before the JFK assassination.

    And just like that, the narrative in the media changed from, Can Cruz Win Indiana? to Donald Trump Connects Cruz’s Dad to JFK Assassination.

    Who knows if Trump believed any of it, and who cares? It worked. Cruz dropped out of the race a few hours later, making Trump, effectively, the Republican nominee.

    For the general, Trump has more than just one tabloid story to knockout his opponent. He’s got an entire library’s worth of poorly-written ammo.

    And his three horsemen are more than willing to assist.

  • Conspiracy Author With Bizarre Sexual Writings Elected GOP County Chair

    New County Chair Robert Morrow Co-Authored Book Last Year With Trump Ally Roger Stone

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    Robert Morrow, who co-authored an anti-Clinton conspiracy book with Republican dirty trickster Roger Stone, has been elected chairman of the Republican Party in Travis County, Texas. Morrow is a fringe conspiracy theorist with a long trail of crude, racist, anti-LGBT, and misogynistic social media posts.

    Travis County includes Austin, the capital of Texas. Morrow was elected with 54 percent of the vote but party officials have already issued condemnations of his election.

    Vice chair Matt Mackowiak told the Texas Tribune, "We will explore every single option that exists, whether it be persuading him to resign, trying to force him to resign, constraining his power, removing his ability to spend money or resisting any attempt for him to access data or our social media account," adding, "I'm treating this as a coup and as a hostile takeover."

    The Austin American-Statesman reported that the current chairman, James Dickey, who lost to Stone, "believes most people who voted for Morrow did not know who either candidate was."

    Stone and Morrow co-authored The Clintons' War on Women, which claims to show "how Bill and Hillary Clinton systematically abused women and others -- sexually, physically, and psychologically -- in their scramble for power and wealth." The book is dedicated to -- and cites research from -- a Holocaust denier who blames a "Jewish plot" for the 9/11 attacks.

    In a tweet after Morrow's victory, Stone wrote, "I have inserted my man @RobMorroLiberty as Travis Co GOP Chairman."

    On his Twitter account, Morrow has pledged to "put my tongue up Barbara Bush's ass on national TV" if Clinton wins the presidency; called Clinton, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and CNN political commentator Ana Navarro a "cunt"; repeatedly wrote about "Hillary Clinton's pussy" and said she is "Cum Repellent Fullproof"; tweeted that "If Hillary AND Bill Clinton died of heart attacks, it would be a good day for the people of the world"; and wrote that Chelsea Clinton is a "whore."

    Media Matters documented in September that Morrow has wished death on Hillary Clinton and been visited by the Secret Service; posted bizarre sexual writings about the former secretary of state; called Chelsea Clinton a "slut" and imagined how she would "have sex one day" with Bill Clinton; posted about "niggers" and "pro-faggot JUDICIAL ACTIVISM"; and claimed the Bush and Clinton families were involved in murders and drug-running.

    Morrow also attacked Fox News host Megyn Kelly, writing on Facebook: "Megyn Kelly objectifying women with her titties about to pop out of her dress." After Stone was a no-show for a scheduled Fox News appearance, Morrow wondered if there are "little liberal pussies working at FOX."

    Stone is a notorious "dirty trickster" who previously worked for Trump's presidential campaign last year and is now organizing against Clinton's campaign again.

    CNN banned Stone as a guest after he wrote a series of crude tweets targeting CNN personalities. Stone's tweets about media figures include such descriptions as: "muff-diver," "elitist c*nt," "professional negro," "arrogant know-it-all negro," "stupid negro," "fat negro," "Mandingo," and "quota hires" (among many others).

    Here is a sampling of Morrow's tweets:

  • "Dirty Trickster" Roger Stone Is A Driving Force Behind The Latest Round Of Anti-Bill Clinton Attacks

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    Conservative political activist and notorious "dirty trickster" Roger Stone is helping conduct the latest right-wing attacks on President Bill Clinton.

    In an appearance on Sean Hannity's radio show, Stone claimed he has "identified 24 women who've been assaulted by Bill Clinton. He also told Politico that women accusing Clinton of harassment, "will be on TV as much as Hillary, because I'm helping."

    Stone has operated as a "dirty trickster" (as the conservative Weekly Standard called him) in American politics for over 40 years. He has worked for several Republican candidates at the presidential and congressional level, and has long been a part of the conservative movement. Stone also worked as a lobbyist for Donald Trump's casinos, and was an adviser for his presidential campaign up until a few months ago.

    A 2008 New Yorker profile headlined "The Dirty Trickster" laid out some of Stone's political history. For example, Stone once "adopted the pseudonym Jason Rainier and made contributions in the name of the Young Socialist Alliance to the campaign of Pete McCloskey, who was challenging Nixon for the Republican nomination in 1972. Stone then sent a receipt to the Manchester Union Leader, to 'prove' that Nixon's adversary was a left-wing stooge." He also hired a Republican operative to infiltrate Democrat George McGovern's campaign. After that behavior was uncovered during the Watergate hearings, Stone was forced to leave his job on the staff of Senator Bob Dole.

    More recently, Stone reportedly organized the so-called "Brooks Brothers Riot" in Florida, where hundreds of Republican activists stormed a county election office in a ploy to stop the process of recounting ballots during the 2000 election.

    Stone was pushed out of a 2007 gubernatorial campaign after he allegedly left threatening telephone messages for the elderly father of then-New York governor Eliot Spitzer. 

    In a 2008 interview with the New Yorker, Stone said that a "slash-and-burn campaign" should be run on behalf of Sen. John McCain but not by McCain himself.

    During the 2008 election cycle, Stone created the group Citizens United Not Timid (C.U.N.T.) to attack Hillary Clinton. Stone promoted the false story that there was a video of Michelle Obama making racist remarks about white people.

    Stone recently co-authored the book The Clintons' War on Women with Robert Morrow that purports to reveal how "Bill and Hillary Clinton systematically abused women and others - sexually, physically, and psychologically - in their scramble for power and wealth." Morrow has wished death on Hillary Clinton and written bizarre sexual writings about her, called Chelsea Clinton a "slut," and posted about "niggers" and "pro-faggot judicial activism" on social media. The book was dedicated to a Holocaust denier who blames a "Jewish plot" for the 9/11 terror attacks.

  • Trump Sources Clinton Attacks To Book Authored By Dirty Trickster Roger Stone And Co-Author Who Wished Death On Hillary

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told Fox's Sean Hannity that the source of his attacks on the private lives of the Clintons is a book written by former Trump aide Roger Stone and his co-author Robert Morrow. Both men have a history of misogyny and conspiracy theories.

    Appearing on the January 5 edition of Hannity, host Sean Hannity asked Trump about recently calling Hillary Clinton an "enabler" for former President Bill Clinton, who he called "one of the great woman abusers of all time."

    In response, Trump said Hillary Clinton "went after the women very, very strongly and very viciously, according to the women and according to other sources." He added, "a major book's been written about it, and it's a book that's a very well respected book. And it was not a pretty picture, what she did."

    The book Trump is referring to is The Clintons' War on Women, authored by Roger Stone and Robert Morrow and dedicated to a Holocaust denier who blames a "Jewish plot" for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Trump previously promoted the book in an October 14 tweet, calling it "a really tough one!"

    Stone is a long-time conservative activist identified by multiple media outlets as a "professional dirty trickster." Up until August 2015, Stone worked for Trump's presidential campaign. He recently launched a Super PAC, the Committee to Restore America's Greatness, to promote Trump's candidacy. 

    In 2008, Stone created the group Citizens United Not Timid, which used the acronym C.U.N.T. and said their goal was to "educate the American public about what Hillary Clinton really is." Stone explained the group's name: "The truth is, we sat around for hours trying to come up with words for B.I.T.C.H. and just couldn't do it."

    Stone was an adviser to Trump when he explored a presidential run in 2012, and defended Trump pushing the birther conspiracy about President Obama's birthplace noting, "If there is nothing wrong why doesn't the Prez simply release his birth certificate?" Stone also gave credence to Internet-based conspiracy theories that Obama's birth certificated had "been altered."

    Stone was also involved in several campaign dirty tricks as part of Richard Nixon's 1972 presidential campaign.

    His co-author, Robert Morrow, made online postings in which he wished for Hillary Clinton's death, called Chelsea Clinton a "slut" and described a fantasy scenario about how she would "have sex one day" with Bill Clinton. Morrow also posted about "niggers" and "pro-faggot judicial activism." 

  • Anti-Clinton Authors Dedicated Their Book To A Holocaust Denier Who Blames A "Jewish Plot" For 9/11

    Trump And Hannity Endorsed Book Dedicated To Author Of The Holocaust Hoax Exposed: Debunking The 20th Century's Greatest Fabrication

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    Roger Stone and Robert Morrow's book The Clintons' War On Women is dedicated to and repeatedly cites research from Victor Thorn, who wrote The Holocaust Hoax Exposed and blames a "Jewish plot" for the 9/11 attacks. Stone and Morrow's book has been repeatedly touted by Fox News and endorsed by Sean Hannity and Donald Trump. Stone recently promoted the book in an interview with Thorn for the American Free Press, an anti-Semitic publication founded by "one of the most influential American anti-Semitic propagandists" who used his "publishing to denigrate Jews and other minorities and galvanize the movement to deny the Holocaust."

  • Fox News Promotes "Bombshell" Book From Founder Of Anti-Hillary Clinton Group "C.U.N.T." And Writer Who Wishes Clinton Dead

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    Fox News is promoting The Clintons' War On Women as a "bombshell" despite the authors' history of dirty tricks and misogyny. Roger Stone is "America's most notorious political hatchet man" who formed an anti-Hillary Clinton group called "C.U.N.T." Co-author Robert Morrow has wished death on Hillary Clinton and been visited by the Secret Service, posted bizarre sexual writings about the Clinton family, and called Chelsea Clinton a "slut" who might "have sex one day" with Bill Clinton.

  • Anti-Clinton Author Robert Morrow Posted Bizarre Sexual Writings About Clintons, Wished Death On Hillary

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    Robert Morrow is the co-author of the forthcoming book The Clintons' War on Women with former top Donald Trump aide Roger Stone. Morrow has wished death on Hillary Clinton and been visited by the Secret Service; posted bizarre sexual writings about the former secretary of state; called Chelsea Clinton a "slut" and imagined how she would "have sex one day" with Bill Clinton; posted about "niggers" and "pro-faggot JUDICIAL ACTIVISM"; and claimed the Bush and Clinton families were involved in murders. Stone also has a disreputable history: he formed an anti-Clinton group called "C.U.N.T." and called Chelsea a "total bitch."