Ultimately, politics was a game Roger Stone loved more than almost anyone. “Politics with me isn’t theatre. It’s performance art. Sometimes, for its own sake,” he said in 2007.
A forthright self-promoter, Mr Stone crafted an image with a massive collection of expensive suits hand-tailored for his body-builder frame, joining them with French cuffs and perfectly knotted silk ties.
His shoes always shine, as does his hair – for years dyed blonde until, more recently, ceding way to a perfect white mane.
Well-known for his political antics and hard ball tactics, Mr Stone has revelled in being a Washington insider dating back to Richard Nixon’s administration.
With his self-professed political dirty…