Timeline 1970s


Timeline 1970s


1972 John Bolton interned for the NRA’s David Keene under Vice President Spiro Agnew

August 5, 1971: Senate passed “The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 replaced existing federal campaign finance laws and required campaigns to file quarterly disclosure reports of contributions and expenditures. The law also “provided the basic legislative framework for separate segregated funds,” more commonly known as political action committees. As originally enacted, the law did not provide for a single regulatory agency; instead, administrative responsibilities were divided between the clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the secretary of the U.S. Senate, and the comptroller general of the U.S. General Accounting Office.[1][2]”Ballotpedia

November 30, 1971 Congress passed S.382 (92nd): An Act to promote fair practices in the conduct of election campaigns for Federal political offices, and for other purposes

Republican National Convention in Miami with John Bolton and David Keene, established the Ronald Reagan gun anti-reform platform in 1976 and 1980.

February 1972 Roger Stone Dirty Nixon Tricks: Letter sent to the Manchester Union Leader charged Sen. Edwin Muskie with use of “Canuck” slur; Letter on Humphrey stationary charging Shirley Chisholm with sexual misconduct “Stone was student at George Washington University, WDC, where he served as chairman of DC College Republicans. As such he became acquainted with Porter. Porter paid Stone to leaflet in Manchester, NH that Muskie was a conservative Democratic candidate at McGovern headquarters; Stone refused to disguise himself as a Gay Liberation Movement person in Manchester, but went as a Young Socialist Alliance (YSA) member, given $125 to make a donation to McCloskey campaign with receipt.  Stone wrote a letter to the Manchester Union Leader that he was an Amherst College student and appalled that McCloskey would accept a YSA donation.  Stone became a “Surrogate Scheduler” for CREP at $400/month +$150 cash from Porter. FBI Docs

April 1972 Porter asked StoneFBI DOCS to find a traveling, intelligence-gathering person during the primary about Republican opponents’ campaigns and disrupt the campaigns with political pranks. Morton Blackwell recommended Mike McMinoway, who worked at a GM plant in Louisville, KY. Stone used the name Jason Rainer and met McMinoway at an airport hotel in Louisville, as a representative of conservative business men. McMinoway agreed to $1,000/month through mid-August 1972, under the name Mike Snow (and others), volunteered at Democrat primaries in FL, WI, CA. and DC for McGovern.  McMinoway codename “Sedan Chair Two” Political Sabotage: 200 Democrats received engraved invitations to a campaign breakfast with Humphrey that didn’t happen; WI: mailed Humphrey’s “negro” literature to union workers and vice versa; CA: fouled up telephone lists = lost numbers & duplicate calls.

June 17, 1972 DNC burglary, “Watergate”

June 18 or 20, 1972, Roger Stone called headquarters, “life and death” that Stone get ahold of his boss Bart Porter.  FBI Docs

June 19, 1972 6 pm, Jim McCord called Bart Porter, but Roger Stone picked up while at Porter’s home. Stone called Porter at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

July 1, 1972 Roger Stone received $16,050 from Darius Keaton, Western Regional Financial Chairman of CREP (Nixon’s re-election campaign)by Western Union at 1310 New Hampshire Ave, DC. Michael McMinoway was another Nixon prankster. FBI Docs

May 1 and 3, 1973 FBI Watergate unit interviewed Roger Stone  in NYC, report by Vincent Alvino. Recommended Morton Blackwell of Arlington, VA, interview FBI Docs

May 22 1974 Roger Stone worked for Sen. Bob Dole’s re-election campaign. Jack Anderson planned to do a column and Bob Dole wanted a transcript of the FBI’s Stone interview in NYC on May 1 and May 3, 1973. FBI Docs

August 8, 1974 Congress passed H.R. 16090 Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments sponsored by Rep. Hays, Wayne L. [D-OH-18]“In 1974, the Federal Election Campaign Act was amended to impose contribution and spending limits on campaigns. The 1974 amendments also established the Federal Election Commission as “an independent agency to assume the administrative functions previously divided between congressional officers and the General Accounting Office.””Ballotpedia

“Soon after these amendments were passed, a motley coalition including Senator James Buckley of New York, Democratic presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy, and the New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit in federal court charging that the new provisions were unconstitutional. The plaintiffs argued that “limiting the use of money for political purposes constituted a restriction on communication violative of the First Amendment, since virtually all meaningful political communications in the modern setting involve the expenditure of money.” ILSR

August 9, 1974 Nixon Resigned

March 11, 1975 Roger Stone visited Santiago funded by Partners of Americas about TV show. FBI Docs

March 13, 1975 Roger Stone visited Bogata funded by Partners of Americas about TV show. FBI Docs

March 19, 1975 Roger Stone visited Guatemala funded by Partners of Americas about TV show. FBI Docs

January 30, 1976 DARK MONEY CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM Sen. James Buckley (C.R.-N.Y.) Buckley v. Valeo case no. 75-436 decided. “The US Supreme Court’s 1976 decision in Buckley v. Valeo constitutes a central obstacle to effective campaign finace reform. The ruling does this in two ways: First, equating money with speech, the decision prohibited governments from imposing spending limits on candidates. Second, by acknowledging that, at the same time, large contributions can be potentially corrupting and allowing them to be capped, the decsion created perfect condition for a black market in “soft money”–high demand for a suppressed supply of dollars. In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Buckley v. Valeo that campaign spending limits were unconstitutional.[1][2]” Ballotpedia

“When then Sen. James Buckley (C.R.-N.Y.) and the American Conservative Union put together a coalition to challenge the constitutionality of the Nixon era campaign “reforms” that proved a precursor of the McCain-Feingold “reforms” of last year, Bolton stepped forward and convinced his partners to donate the legal time and talent needed to take the case to the Supreme Court. The decision in that case, Buckley v. Valeo, protected 1st Amendment rights and made it difficult for McCain and his friends to do even more damage to the electoral system last year.” Human Eventsby David Keene March 10, 2005

1979 Involved in elections systems since 1976, Bob Urosevich founded American Information Systems, now known as Election Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S), President from 1979 through 1992