On ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos on March 26, 2017, he had Roger Stone and he asked him about the Russia-gate allegations.  He asked how he knew Paul Manafort.  Stone said that “their association goes back 50 years to College Republican days.”

So let’s review what “College Republican days” were like:

First, the leader was Ratfucker, Donald Segretti, who organized young Republicans like Karl Rove, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Charles Black, and George W. Bush to go to airports and dress as Hippies and spit on soldiers returning from Vietnam.  This after two small protests incidents by the SDS and SNAC happened at an airport and the two organizations issued leadership letters that this activity was prohibited by the national organization.  10,000 incidents were investigated of people spitting on returning soldiers from Vietnam in the book The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory and the Legacy of Vietnam (1998), which is a book by Vietnam veteran and Sociology professor Jerry Lembcke.  The conclusion is, it just didn’t happen to this extent, other than what the College republicans were doing incognito.

In the 1976 film about Watergate, All the President’s Men, Segretti was played by Robert Walden, who downplayed the dirty tricks he had undertaken as “Nickel-and-dime stuff. Stuff. Stuff with a little wit attached to it.”  Segretti who was eager to get from under the weight of the Watergate investigation fingered C.R.E.E.P. as the burglars to Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.  The White House Plumbers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Plumbers) then started falling like dominoes.


From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_Republicans:

Listed alphabetically by last name:

Lobbyist Jack Abramoff
Prominent Republican strategist Lee Atwater
Lobbyist and McCain advisor Charles R. Black, Jr.
Conservative activist Morton Blackwell
Former First Lady and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was elected president of her College Republican chapter at Wellesley College in her freshman year before switching parties due to the war in Vietnam.
President Calvin Coolidge, the only College Republican ever to be elected President of the United States
McCain Campaign Manager Rick Davis
Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore
North Carolina Congressman Patrick McHenry
Ohio Governor John Kasich (Ohio State Chapter)
California Republican State Chairman Ron Nehring, President of the College Republicans at Boston University
Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist
Texas Republican Party Chairman Emeritus Tom Pauken
Christian Coalition executive director and political consultant Ralph E. Reed, Jr.
Karl Rove, a Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush and currently a contributor on Fox News Channel is probably one of the most famous College Republican leaders, having served as executive director, and then national chairman, of the CRNC during his time in the organization.[20]
Paul Ryan, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum
New York political consultant Roger Stone
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker
Political consultant Joshua Workman

So maybe Russia-gate is indeed a deeper story than Watergate……..