He is not a power broker. Just such a thing could be true of himself. However, being a power broker is of little value in politics because Power, at the time being, is a good thing. It really doesn't matter who has it and how they wield it. What matters is how effective a person is with it.

In this case, it is possible for someone to be a power broker but nonetheless have absolutely no influence at all in his own world.

I realize what I am about to say is stupid. I am not saying Roger Stone would never have an influence in his own world, it's just that his influence, as a known person whose name is in the headlines, doesn't count. Just as a know nothing would be a big difference in power over an extent that matters.

The thing with Roger Stone is that he is not a political powerbroker and in fact, according to many sources, Roger Stone doesn't care about politics. He cares about getting press. He knows the secret to getting press is just acting like you are saying the right things at the right time. This is called "Liebeige," the German word for "lying to make nice."

Earlier this week, we had reports of Roger Stone being spied on. Roger Stone was spied on without his knowledge. According to The Washington Post:

The FBI secretly monitored the telephone of a prominent Trump ally late last year, seeking to see whether he was a "surreptitious communications" agent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to records obtained by The Washington Post. The analysis occurred despite the fact that the person was not involved in Russia-related contacts with any U.S. person or entity, and does not appear to be related to efforts to investigate possible collusion between Trump associates and Moscow.

Does this mean that Roger Stone is under house arrest right now?

With no political power, no political influence and no actual power, which is probably why The Washington Post spent so much time thinking about it.

Let me say again: there is no actual reason Roger Stone would be under house arrest right now. I will say that if there were a reason, I'd be doing just that.

Let me say that again:

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