By Karl Evers-Hillstrom and Raymond Arke of OpenSecrets.org –
One of the more unusual chapters in Roger Stone’s 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.
Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told The Hill the super PAC was a “big league scam” shortly after it was launched in December 2015. Still, despite being fired from the Trump campaign in August 2015, Stone was able to use the super PAC to raise substantial funds before terminating it in January 2017.
He used a significant portion of those funds to pay for legal fees and travel, along with mysterious payments that have come under scrutiny from Robert Mueller.