Roger Stone says he's 'probably' the unnamed person in Mueller indictment

Marsha Scott
July 15, 2018

Nunberg said he expects Roger Stone to be indicted soon as his own time before the Grand Jury convinced him the operative is "clearly a target". The documents mention Guccifer 2.0 "communicated with US persons about the release of stolen documents". Those messages match ones that Stone previously released relating to the hacker Guccifer 2.0.

"But I certainly acknowledge that I was in touch with Trump campaign officials, and I have testified under oath to the House Intelligence Committee that I certainly had a 24-word exchange with the persona Guccifer 2.0 over Twitter direct messages".

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that no Americans are accused of having knowingly conspired with Russian intelligence officers.

"I don't think it is me because I wasn't in regular contact with members of the Trump campaign", he said.

The longtime GOP operative also claimed that he had "never denied" that he was the person referred to in the indictment, saying he "didn't understand the earlier reference".

The dates and content of the messages described in the indictment between the USA person in regular contact with senior members of Trump's presidential campaign and Guccifer 2.0 match verbatim two screenshots Stone published on his website in March of 2017 of the direct message exchange he had with Guccifer 2.0 on Twitter in 2016.

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"In a news conference Friday, Rosenstein said the indictment does not name an American citizen as a knowing participant".

"The stolen data", the indictment says, "included donor records and personal identifying information for more than 2,000 Democratic donors".

The Russian intelligence agents registered the website DCLeaks.com and started a Facebook page and Twitter feed claiming they were "American hacktivists", it said.

The indictment further alleges the hackers' specifically sought out documents from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee related to Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Trump and the Benghazi investigations. Stone, during the 2016 campaign, was also in touch with WikiLeaks, which published thousands of the stolen Democratic emails online, and is believed to be the "Organization 1" mentioned in Friday's indictments, as Vox also reported.

Stone downplayed the message exchange, calling it benign based on its content, context, and timing. "This exchange is entirely public and provides no evidence of collaboration or collusion with Guccifer 2.0 or anyone else in the alleged hacking of the DNC emails, as well as taking place many weeks after the events described in today's indictment".

The report said that Nevins was given 2.5 gigabytes of information.

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