Just as the Bush family is about to put on full-court press to save the failing presidential candidacy of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Nixon confidant Roger Stone and co-author Saint John Hunt, son of Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt, have published an exposé titled “Jeb! and the Bush Crime Family: The Inside Story of an American Dynasty.”
“Virtually every one of Jeb’s failed business enterprises is a carried interest in which he put up no cash but used his family name and connections to secure loans, financing, waivers, or other financially significant benefits,” Stone and Hunt write. “No less than five of Bush’s former partners in these endeavors are in jail.”
WND reported that with Jeb Bush recruiting his family’s assistance in the South Carolina primary, Stone seeks to make his new book every bit as relevant as the one he published last October with Robert Morrow, “The Clintons’ War on Women,” which spotlighted Bill Clinton’s history as a serial sexual predator and his wife’s role in covering up for him and attacking the victims.
The new Bush family exposé follows in the tradition of Kevin Phillips’ 2004 bestseller, “American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush,” and Russ Baker’s 2009 book, “Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces that Put It in the What House, and What Their Influence Means for America.”
Former President George H.W. Bush stands with his sons former President George W. Bush and Jeb Bush after completing a parachute jump in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 2009.
Stone and Hunt trace the family history back to patriarch Prescott Bush, father of George H. W. Bush, presenting evidence of the role Prescott Bush played in financing the rise of Adolf Hitler to power in Nazi Germany in the 1930s.
Stone and Hunt write on Page 92 that shortly after Pearl Harbor, under the Trading with the Enemy Act, Franklin Roosevelt shut down Union Banking Corporation, a bank Prescott Bush ran as part of his duties at Brown Brothers Harriman for the benefit of Fritz Thyssen.
Thyssen was the German banker first introduced to Hitler in 1924 by Rudolph Hess, who went on to write a book published in the United States in 1941, “I Paid Hitler,” in which Thyssen described the key role he played financing Hitler’s war machine.
Stone and Hunt write on Page 322 that prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, George W. Bush, together with his long-time adviser James Baker and former British Prime Minister John Major, visited Saudi Arabia to solicit a contribution of more than $80 million to the Carlyle Group, a Washington-based $16 billion private investment firms with ties to U.S. intelligence that was “paying huge fees” to former President George H. W. Bush and Baker.
The authors report that the FBI was pulled off an investigation of the bin Laden family and Saudi royals after George W. Bush was elected president, ignoring evidence that on Sept. 11 Shafiq bin Laden, an “estranged” half brother of Osama bin Laden, gave the Carlyle Group $38 million to manage.
“It’s therefore not surprising that the BBC reported that FBI agents in London were pulled off an investigation of Bin Laden family and Saudi royals soon after George W. Bush took office,” Stone and Hunt comment. “In addition to Osama Bin Laden, other members of the family had terrorist connections and were under investigation by the FBI.”
Pot, CIA, failed businesses
Stone and Hunt on Page 15 take Jeb to task for his “conservative” stance on marijuana. They cite former New York Republican congressman John LeBoutillier, who wrote in 2013 that two former classmates who attended Phillips Academy at Andover told him at Harvard class reunions that Jeb, while attending, not only ran a marijuana and alcohol ring selling product to his classmates but also was a habitual marijuana smoker who was “stoned all the time.”