The Nixon Foundation on Friday afternoon distanced itself and the 37th president from ardent Richard Nixon fan Roger Stone, who was indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller earlier today.
“This morning’s widely-circulated characterization of Roger Stone as a Nixon campaign aide or adviser is a gross misstatement,” the foundation wrote in a tweet. “Mr. Stone was 16 years old during the Nixon presidential campaign of 1968 and 20 years old during the reelection campaign of 1972... Mr. Stone, during his time as a student at George Washington University, was a junior scheduler on the Nixon reelection committee. Mr. Stone was not a campaign aide or adviser.”
Various outlets like The Atlantic had named Stone as a former aide in reports. Stone has a tattoo of Nixon's face on his back, and mimicked the president’s famous final wave in front of a courthouse on Friday morning.