OPENSECRETS NEWS: A look back at Roger Stone’s ‘big league scam’ super PAC

Roger Stone

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Indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller and arrested by the FBI in the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning, notorious political operative Roger Stone may be facing the end of a decades-long political career. Stone denied the charges and said he will plead not guilty.

One of the more unusual chapters in his recent political history was the short-lived Committee to Restore America’s Greatness super PAC. Despite being a single-candidate super PAC in support of Donald Trump, the group shelled out just $16,000 of its $587,000 fundraising haul on independent expenditures supporting Trump.

The lack of pro-Trump spending is unsurprising, as Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told The Hill the super PAC was a “big league scam” shortly after it was launched.

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