Mueller’s New Indictment Points to Collusion With Russia

Roger Stone appears to be the unnamed individual in a new Russia probe indictment made public Friday who is described as having communicated with Guccifer 2.0 in 2016

The Justice Department on Friday charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking the Democratic National Committee before the 2016 presidential election.

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

Nunberg also suggested that Stone's contact with the Trump team may have been overstated in the indictment. "So in retrospect, I think I probably am the person referred to".

Mueller's alleged interest in Stone and WikiLeaks goes to the heart of the US intelligence community's conclusion, released in a report in January 2017, that WikiLeaks weaponized and published damaging information on Clinton provided to it by a hacker from the Russian government. Any objective person who will read that exchange, which is included in the indictment, will see that based on content, context and timing, it's benign, it's innocuous. When asked by ABC News whether he believed that Guccifer was an operative of the Russian military intelligence, Stone denied it. "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". But amid the special counsel's interest in his associates, Stone has raised the possibility that investigators are seeking "to conjure up some extraneous crime pertaining to my business, or maybe not even pertaining to the 2016 election", as he told NBC's "Meet the Press" in May.

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"My contact with the campaign in 2016 was Donald Trump".

In announcing the indictment Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that although Americans corresponded with the indicted Russians, in this case, no Americans are accused of having knowingly conspired with Russian intelligence officers.

Stone went on to closely parse the language of the indictment, arguing, "My contact with the campaign in 2016 was Donald Trump".

Russian state-sponsored hackers breached both the Democratic National Committee and the personal email account of John Podesta, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, and subsequently stole sensitive correspondence released by WikiLeaks in 2016, USA intelligence officials previously concluded. Roger said no, it was going to be information about the Clinton Foundation.

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CNN has previously reported that Stone communicated in August 2016 with Guccifer 2.0, the self-proclaimed hacker who took responsibility for breaching the Democratic National Committee and releasing its emails earlier that summer.

The thefts and disclosures of Democratic emails were part of a Kremlin-authorized attack targeting the race and Mrs. Clinton's campaign in particular, according to USA officials. "The conspirators created fictitious online personas, including DC leaks and Guccifer 2.0".

The indictment of Russian nationals further expands on the US intelligence community's assessment past year that Russia meddled in the 2016 election in an effort to assist Trump's candidacy.

In his conversation with Cuomo, Stone continued to hedge on the question of whether Guccifer 2.0 was in fact a Russian front, emphasizing that the new indictment consists of allegations rather than proven facts.

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