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Roger Stone as Conduit to Guccifer and Wikileaks?

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Could this exchange have precipitated the DNC  hack? Pretty incriminating stuff.  

On March 17, 2017, WikiLeaks tweeted that it had never communicated with Roger Stone, a longtime confidante and informal adviser to President Donald Trump. In his interview with the House Intelligence Committee last September, Stone, who testified under oath, told lawmakers that he had communicated with WikiLeaks via an “intermediary,” whom he identified only as a “journalist.” He declined to reveal that person’s identity to the committee, he told reporters later.

Private Twitter messages obtained by The Atlantic show that Stone and WikiLeaks, a radical-transparency group, communicated directly on October 13, 2016—and that WikiLeaks sought to keep its channel to Stone open after Trump won the election. The existence of the secret correspondence marks yet another strange twist in the White House’s rapidly swelling Russia scandal. Stone and Trump have been friends for decades, which raises key questions about what the president knew about Stone’s interactions with Wikileaks during the campaign. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment....

Stone also exchanged private Twitter messages in August and September of 2016 with a user known as Guccifer 2.0. Guccifer claimed in a posting on their Wordpress site to have “penetrated Hillary Clinton’s and other Democrats’ mail servers,” but the self-described hacker was later characterized by U.S. officials as a front for Russian military intelligence. Stone only published that exchange after it was revealed by The Smoking Gun, a website that publishes mugshots and other public documents.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/roger-stones-secret-messages-with-wikileaks/554432/

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The walls are closing in on the Trump campaign. If Mueller can prove Donny knew about the relationship between Stone and Guccifer, Donny's going to be in big trouble. 

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Trump is a traitorous thug, said 'the dirty hippies' (aka the American left) at Inauguration.  No one listened.

The drumbeat has been continuous ever since, putting to bed the notion that stoners have no concentration.

Manafort is about to lose his liberty and will undoubtedly squeal like a pig.

Trump is a traitorous thug, said 'the dirty hippies' (aka the American left) at Inauguration.  No one listened

Are you listening yet?

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As an aside, how creepy is this Stone character?  Shudder.

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Pretty explosive stuff.  Hope his cell mate likes that Nixon tattoo on his back.  He's going to be looking at it for a few years.


In a series of exclusive interviews, former Fox News Channel chief political correspondent Carl Cameron explained to ThinkProgress how the Russians coordinated their cyber attack on the 2016 election with the Trump campaign.

“Trump confidant Roger Stone’s success was having the connections and creating the opportunities for [Russian intelligence officer] Guccifer2.0 and other Russian groups to really start taking advantage of social media and pounding these negative memes that Hillary’s a crook, et cetera,” Cameron explained to ThinkProgress’ Joe Romm — as related in the new book, How to Go Viral and Reach Millions.
 

In 2016, Cameron explained, Stone helped Guccifer2.0 — who worked for Russian intelligence — and other Russian-backed groups boost an anti-Clinton narrative online targeted at key groups. Stone direct-messaged with Guccifer2.0 and WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange on Twitter in August 2016.

Stone denies this was collusion, but as Cameron explains, “it’s important to know that Roger’s entire career was based on doing dirty tricks. He boasted about it from the time he was in college until today.”

https://thinkprogress.org/former-fox-news-reporter-says-russia-coordinated-with-trump-campaign-595f6ddd09d8/

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Bingo. From the above article:

Guccifer2.0, who 
claimed credit for giving WikiLeaks the DNC’s stolen emails, had been masquerading as a self-described “lone hacker.” Stone amplified that phony narrative in an August piece for Breitbart News, Steve Bannon’s viral pro-Trump fake news site. In a piece headlined “Dear Hillary: DNC Hack Solved, So Now Stop Blaming Russia,” Stone asserted: “I think I’ve got the real culprit. It doesn’t seem to be the Russians that hacked the DNC, but instead a hacker who goes by the name of Guccifer2.0.”

But FBI investigators were able to track Guccifer2.0 online and determined he was an 
officer of Russian military intelligence, as the Daily Beast reported in 2018. Significantly, on August 4, 2016, Stone sent an email to then-Trump adviser Sam Nunberg saying, “I dined with my new pal Julian Assange last nite.”

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On 6/5/2018 at 0:41 PM, FatBoy said:

The walls are closing in on the Trump campaign. If Mueller can prove Donny knew about the relationship between Stone and Guccifer, Donny's going to be in big trouble. 

Both Tramp and Giuliani separately declared about a week prior to the Wiki leaks that something big was about to drop on Hillary Clinton. Giuliani was grinning like a chessie cat.

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Not only did Stone "forget" about the meeting in his Congressional testimony, he also didn't do what should have been obvious- contact LE, in this case the FBI.

 

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On 6/5/2018 at 0:50 PM, gonzoliberal said:

Trump is a traitorous thug, said 'the dirty hippies' (aka the American left) at Inauguration.  No one listened.

The drumbeat has been continuous ever since, putting to bed the notion that stoners have no concentration.

Manafort is about to lose his liberty and will undoubtedly squeal like a pig.

Trump is a traitorous thug, said 'the dirty hippies' (aka the American left) at Inauguration.  No one listened

Are you listening yet?

I hear you!

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 This is DEFINITELY ……….eh...….never mind.

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