Bob Dole

Republican Party

Former Kansas Senator

1996 Bob Dole Campaign for President vs. Bill Clinton

  • Scott Reed-1996 Dole Campaign Manager
  • David Koch-Vice Chairman 1996 Dole Campaign
  • Dmytro Firtash-Group DF, Ukrainian middleman for Gazprom, funnels Russian money into Ukraine. Yanukovich with Manafort/Davis
  • Tony Fabrizio-Trump Campaign Pollster, met Manafort through Dole Campaign 1996
  • Paul Manafort
  • Rick Davis-Manafort/Davis-Dole Deputy Campaign Manager
  • Scott Reed, Dole Campaign Managerwho managed Robert J. Dole’s 1996 presidential campaign, with Davis as a deputy, said Davis deserves credit for “being the manager of the most amazing political comeback in modern political history.”
  • Roger StoneUNPAID DOLE ADVISER RESIGNS: September 12, 1996 CHICAGO TRIBUNE  “An unpaid consultant to Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole was forced to resign Thursday after two supermarket tabloids reported he and his wife had advertised for group sex. Consultant Roger Stone was a member of Dole’s “Clinton accountability team,” whose job was to point out inconsistencies in the president’s record…The National Enquirer and the Star said Stone used the Internet and a “swingers’ magazine” called Swing Fever to find couples or single men to join him and his wife for group sex. Clinton’s top political strategist, Dick Morris, resigned from the president’s campaign two weeks ago when the Star reported he had a year-long liaison with a prostitute with whom he had shared confidential White House information.”
  • David Pecker/AMI The National Enquirer and the Star-The Stormy Daniels and Summer Zevos cases against Trump revealed AMI’s “catch and kill” tactics and control it had of famous reputations-Michael Cohen was imprisoned for lying about the hush money payments

How an Oil Theft Investigation Laid the Groundwork for the Koch Playbook Politico In the late 1980s, Charles Koch faced a federal probe, rallied all of his resources to fight it off and came away with lessons that would guide the Kochs for decades. By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD July 22, 2019 “How did the Koch Brothers become the Koch Brothers? The oil-company heirs had long held small-government, anti-regulation beliefs, but weren’t always deeply enmeshed in the political world—until 1988, when the U.S Senate began looking into allegations their company was stealing oil from Indian reservations in Oklahoma. For his new book, KOCHLAND, author Christopher Leonard unearthed the full story of what happened, from the workers under-reporting their oil pickups to the network of front groups, training centers and political operatives that the Kochs built to fend off the investigation—and which today have come to be both respected and feared in American politics.

By 1990, Jones was convinced that criminal wrongdoing was underway at Koch Industries. And she believed the theft might have been ordered from high levels in the company.

Koch Industries deepened its relationship with Kansas Sen. Bob Dole. The Kochs already contributed to his campaigns and political causes, giving $245,000 between 1979 to 1994, according to an analysis by the Center for Public Integrity. David Koch, Charles’ brother and a major shareholder in Koch Industries, would abandon the Libertarian Party to become the vice chairman of Dole’s presidential campaign against incumbent Bill Clinton in 1996. By that time, the family would become Dole’s third-largest financial supporter, according to an investigation later published in Businessweek magazine.

Dole helped Koch Industries delegitimize the issue of oil theft. Dole submitted the story from the Daily Oklahoman into the Senate record and said that he was concerned that the Senate had rushed to judgment to condemn the company.

In response, Koch’s political network initiated a long-term plan to reshape America’s judiciary system.”