Roger Stone has been the troll sitting on the shoulder of powerful Republicans since Richard Nixon’s presidency. His “dirty trickster” moniker derives from a career of cutthroat weaseling for the right people. Throughout the Trump years, Stone remained one of the president’s closest friends and loyal allies.
He also has close ties to multiple Proud Boys and chapters, especially those most involved in Florida politics near his home in Fort Lauderdale, and he remains without a doubt the gang’s closest connection to Trump’s inner circle. In an exclusive interview, Stone gave a rare, candid look at his relationship to the notorious far-right street gang.
He’s a friend and confidant to Enrique Tarrio, the gang’s chairman, who’s now sitting in jail awaiting trial on seditious conspiracy charges, over what the Justice Department calls his outsize role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
The pair has appeared together on numerous...