Mueller Indictment Points To Member Of Trump Campaign That Totally Has It Coming

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The White House’s first and only response to the indictments of 12 Russian hackers involved in illegally hacking information from DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign servers was to say that it proves no American citizen has committed a crime, which is consistent with their earlier statements about the investigation.

However, it seems it’s not clear yet exactly whether or not no American citizen committed a crime. The indictment specifically mentioned a “person who was in regular contact with senior members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump,” and the identity of that person seems to obviously be longtime Trump friend and former unofficial advisor to the campaign, Roger Stone.

Stone told CNN

‘[Messages between Stone and Guccifer 2.0]┬ádon’t provide any evidence of collaboration or collusion…I don’t think it is me because I wasn’t in regular contact with members of the Trump campaign.’

The political provocateur posted screenshots of the messages between himself and the group of hackers who targeted the DNC and the Clinton campaign on his Twitter account in March. In a text message with The Hill, Stone also said:

‘[My] 24 word exchange with someone on Twitter claiming to be Guccifer 2.0 is benign based on its content context and timing.’

Stone worked as an informal advisor to the campaign from the beginning and says he’s tried to convince Trump to run for years. Trump’s friend left the campaign, however, in August 2018. Trump says he fired Stone; Stone says he quit. Stone says they kept in contact with one another previously; the Trump campaign said that wasn’t true.

More and more, it seems that the most involved Trump campaign member in the alleged collusion with Russian government operatives is Roger Stone.

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