WaPo: Roger Stone Admitted He Discussed DNC Hack With Julian Assange In 2016
A new bombshell report has revealed that President Donald Trump’s friend and informal adviser Roger Stone was in contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and discussed hacked emails from the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta in the spring of 2016.
Stone, a political operative who assisted the Trump campaign, told two of his associates in 2016 that he’d been in touch with Assange and coordinated the release of the emails, The Washington Post reported, citing an anonymous Stone associate.
Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg also corroborated the claim. Nunberg said Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team asked him to describe a conversation he had with Stone in 2016, in which Stone claimed he met with Assange.
If the claims about Stone are true, he would have known about the hacked DNC and Podesta emails — which the U.S. intelligence community determined came via a Russian hack — months before their eventual release by WikiLeaks later in the summer and fall of 2016.
In response, Stone told the Washington Post, “I wish him no ill will, but Sam can manically and persistently call you … I said, ‘I think I will go to London for the weekend and meet with Julian Assange.’ It was a joke, a throwaway line to get him off the phone.”