Trump's closest advisor with a history of dirty political tricks was in contact with the outlet that distributed the emails hacked by the Russians. https://t.co/mB89OqMefc
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) March 13, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: Roger Stone, a Trump ally, told *two* friends he knew of a trove of hacked emails that would damage Democrats in 2016 — months before the public knew they existed. Me w/ @thamburger @jdawsey1 @shaneharris . https://t.co/ZEtB0vRCeZ
— Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) March 13, 2018
I doubt I’ve been a good enough person for the Universe to reward me with video of Roger Ratfvcking Stone being dragged off in handcuffs, but then, I’m not the only person praying for his downfall, either…
In the spring of 2016, longtime political operative Roger Stone had a phone conversation that would later seem prophetic, according to the person on the other end of the line.
Stone, an informal adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, said he had learned from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that his organization had obtained emails that would torment senior Democrats such as John Podesta, then campaign chairman for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The conversation occurred before it was publicly known that hackers had obtained the emails of Podesta and of the Democratic National Committee, documents that WikiLeaks released in late July and October. The U.S. intelligence community later concluded that the hackers were working for Russia…
Stone’s possible connection to Assange has been under scrutiny since the 2016 campaign, when he made public claims that he was in contact with the London-based WikiLeaks founder. Since then, Stone has emphatically denied any communication with Assange or advance knowledge of the document dumps by WikiLeaks, which embarrassed Clinton allies and disrupted the 2016 campaign. WikiLeaks and Assange have also said they never communicated with Stone.
Potential contacts with WikiLeaks have been probed by federal investigators examining whether allies of President Trump coordinated with Russians seeking to tilt the 2016 race. The president has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russia.
Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller’s office, declined to comment…
Nunberg told The Post that the questions he was asked by Mueller’s investigators indicated to him that the special counsel is examining statements Stone has made publicly about WikiLeaks.
“Of course they have to investigate this,” he said. “Roger made statements that could be problematic.”…
A very chastened Nunberg seems to have accepted that Mr. Mueller will not be dismissed by threats or bluster. And he may even have realized that his “mentor” never actually respected him…
Roger Stone told the Post that "I think I will go to London for the weekend to meet with Julian Assange" was just "a throwaway line" to get Sam Nunberg off the phone. https://t.co/EQdjD9qunq pic.twitter.com/ETg3kfWYuD
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) March 13, 2018
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) March 13, 2018
I’m looking forward to the mea culpas of every single person who used a Russia – Roger Stone psyop to wound good people in order to hurt Hillary’s campaign. Including every reporter who gleefully led the maelstrom. https://t.co/gSpN1LDoLN
— Neera Tanden ?? (@neeratanden) March 13, 2018