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More Info On Russia Scandal Comes To Light, Trump Adviser Admits To Have Contacted DNC Hacker

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More Info On Russia Scandal Comes To Light, Trump Adviser Admits To Have Contacted DNC Hacker

More information has been released that has to do with the Trump administration and the Russian government.

According to The Washington Times, Roger Stone, Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser, admitted Friday to having private conversations with a hacker who helped leak information from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during last year’s campaign.

“It was so perfunctory, brief and banal I had forgotten it,” Stone told The Times of a private Twitter conversation he had with a hacker known as “Guccifer 2.0.”

According to U.S. intelligence, Guccifer 2.0 is a cover for Russian intelligence. Stone told the Times that he had swapped a handful of messages with the hacker just weeks after the hack of the DNC in late July.

The messages started on August 14th and went on until August 21st.

On the first day Stone said he was”delighted” that Guccifer 2.0’s Twitter account had been reinstated after being suspended.

“wow. thank u for writing back, and thank u for an article about me!!! do u find anything interesting in the docs i posted?” Guccifer 2.0 wrote to Stone, referring to an article Stone wrote for Breitbart on Aug. 5.

“i’m pleased to say that u r great man. please tell me if i can help u anyhow. it would be a great pleasure to me,” Guccifer 2.0 wrote in an Aug. 17 message to Stone.

On August 21st Stone tweeted out: “Trust me, it will soon [be] Podesta’s time in the barrel.”

A few weeks later John Podesta’s emails that were hacked were leaked to Wikileaks, which adds the suspicion that Stone knew about the hack before it happened. Although he denied know anything about the hacks at the time.

“The content of the exchange is, as you can see completely innocuous and perfunctory,” Stone told The Times.

“Even if [Guccifer 2.0] is/was a Russian asset, my brief Aug. 14 correspondence with him on twitter comes AFTER I wrote about his role in the DNC hacks (Aug 5) and AFTER Wikileaks released the DNC material,” Stone said. “How does one collaborate on a matter after the fact?”

This is not the first time someone in the Trump organization is involved in a Russian scandal. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and other aides have been revealed to have met or spoke with top Russian figures ahead of the election.

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