Yesterday, along with former President of the United States, Donald Trump, a Republican operative and now former (apparently) assistant chairman to Stephen Harper’s International Democratic Union, Mike Roman, was indicted.
Twitter user Roxanne Wright (@roxannelwright) posted this tweet earlier:
This is very newsworthy for Canadians. Mike Roman, a MAGA Republican, who works under Stephen Harper as assistant chairman for the IDU RW organization was indicted yesterday in Georgia along with Trump and 17 others. This man also assisted Andrew Scheer in his 2019 campaign!!! pic.twitter.com/2HacWX85uA
— Roxanne Wright (@roxannelwright) August 15, 2023
Here’s the full list of those who were indicted:
So I went over to the International Democratic Union site and found this:
Over at The Wayback Machine, there’s a snapshot from October 04, 2022, that had Roman listed as Treasurer:
UPDATE: A more recent snapshot of the IDU site from August 01, 2023 that shows him listed as Assistant Chairman:
Mike Roman, Assistant Chairman at the IDU
Stephen Harper is still head of the IDU.
Here is more info on Roman from Philadelphia Inquirer:
“Roman was Trump’s director of Election Day operations on the former president’s 2020 reelection campaign. And according to communications that surfaced last year during the investigation by the congressional committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, he handled much of the legwork around organizing the seven slates of fake Trump electors purporting to represent the electoral votes from battleground states including Pennsylvania.”
Mike Harris’ 2019 article on Harper, Roman and the Koch Brothers:
“After the 2016 election, Roman quietly went to work for the White House as a special assistant, and director of special projects and research.
At the end of April 2018, Roman left the Trump administration. The Republican National Committee now reportedly is paying him $20,000 a month for “legal and compliance services.” That would be the Mike Roman who once wrote in a blog entry, “If an election is worth winning, then there is someone willing to steal it.””
Update: This article outlines his Roman’s ties to Andrew Scheer during the 2019 election:
The event didn’t just feature Mr. Scheer as keynote speaker. The Conservative campaign manager, Hamish Marshall, spoke in a section on “the new third-party campaign model” – a reference to campaigns by organizations that are not political parties. So did Mark Spiro, a veteran Conservative organizer who helped run the ground game in former prime minister Stephen Harper’s campaigns. The agenda noted those discussions would include “network campaigns” and “campaign techniques,” like rallying the base.
Some of the other items on the agenda included the Conservative Party lawyer, Arthur Hamilton, talking about using litigation as a tool to “get tough” on environmental NGOs and former Donald Trump aide Mike Roman talking about countering such groups through opposition research, which is the political euphemism for digging up dirt on adversaries.”
Where else did Mike Roman pop up?
Well he, of course, was at the “Freedom Rally” in Ottawa.
You remember. That “Rally” of people occupying and terrorizing the citizens of Ottawa in their attempt to overthrow our duly elected government:
— Devin's Hat (@DevinShat) August 15, 2023
Yes. The very same rally that the current leader of His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, Pierre Poilievre, supported:
Yeah. Anyone with half a brain knows that the “Freedom Convoy/Rally” had the stench of Stephen Harper and the IDU all over it.