Editors note: This article was first published in March 2017. It has been updated in light of Roger Stone being indicted by the Mueller probe.
It took nearly 20 years for Roger Stone to realize his dream.
Since the 1980s, the self-described “dirty trickster” who’s been in and around Republican politics for half a century, had made it something of a mission to make Donald Trump president.
Despite parting ways with the Trump campaign in August 2015 — Trump says he fired Stone for hogging the media spotlight; Stone says he quit because Trump attacked Megyn Kelly —