Author Roger Stone's Latest Conspiracy Theory: George H.W. Bush Behind Reagan Assassination Attempt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Conspiracy theorist and author of the upcoming booking book, Jeb! and the Bush Crime Family, Roger Stone alleges that former President George H. W. Bush played a role in the 1981 assassination attempt against Ronald Reagan.
Stone, during an interview with Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, claimed he has done research to have found a second gunman at the scene on the grounds of the Washington Hilton Hotel.
"There are two shooters in the Reagan assassination attempt, not one. I give you photographic evidence and eye-witness evidence of a second man standing on a balcony holding a gun, who can clearly be seen in the uncropped photos and I traced many of the connections of the Bushes to the Hinckleys. It's more than you've been told."
He maintains the motivation for the plan to kill the President was Bush's desire to shift away from Reagan's foreign policy and help institute a one world government.
"I think it is more than possible because one has to understand the backdrop here and that is this story is missing from Bill O'Reilly's Killing Reagan book entirely. Al Haig, Reagan's Secretary of State and Vice President George Bush are fighting over control of foreign policy. George 'Poppy' Bush is for the 'New World Order.' Haig has the quaint notion that he's Reagan's man. This is supposed to be Reagan's foreign policy, more conservative than what Bush wants. There are two different executive orders sitting on Reagan's desk. One giving authority to Haig. One giving authority to Bush...Then there's an assassination attempt on Reagan and he comes back, three days into his hospital stay he signs the order putting George Bush in charge of the machinery."
Stone also believes a massive cover up continues to hide the truth.
"The Government says five bullets and I traced the trajectory of five bullets and the angle at which the bullet enters Reagan could not have come from the crouching position of Hinckley and if it bounced off a door, where's the chip of paint or evidence that it did? There's none. The government won't release any of these records. They've never released the photos."
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