When the FBI arrested Donald Trump’s friend of 40 years Roger Stone, they found “terabytes of information.” What is that? Well, imagine a room filled with reams of paper all the way to the ceiling, and you have just one terabytes. Stone had “several terabytes” at his home. Jackpot.
National security and political writer for The Atlantic and contributor to MSNBC Natasha Bertrand tweeted breaking news that Robert Mueller’s pre-dawn raid paid off. A person would think that someone, say Roger Stone, who expected to be arrested would have trashed everything he had. Instead, the FBI found all sorts of “bank records & comms (communications)” on Trump’s friends “iCloud/email accounts, and electronic devices:”
‘JUST IN: According to Mueller and DC USA, discovery in the Roger Stone case is “both voluminous and complex,” and “is composed of multiple hard drives containing several terabytes of information”—including bank records & comms taken from iCloud/email accounts, electronic devices.’
Bertrand sourced Mueller’s documentation:
‘Upon the entry of a protective order, the government intends to begin providing defense with discovery. The discovery in (sic) both voluminous and complex. It is composed of multiple hard drives containing several terabytes of information consisting of, among other things, FBI case reports, search warrant applications and results (e.g., Apple iCloud accounts and email accounts), bank and financial records, and the contents of numerous physical devices (e.g. cellular phones, computers, and hard drives). The communications contained in the iCloud accounts, email accounts, and physical devices span several years.
‘The government also intends to produce to the defense the contents of physical devices recently seized from his home, apartment, and office. Those devices are currently undergoing a filter review by the FBI for potentially privileged communications.’
Stone has insisted that he was not part of Trump’s campaign. However, he has advised his friend for most of the 40 years they have known each other.Stone is also the one who first and often urged his friend to run for president. The arrested man insisted that Trump did not pay him, but the president never paid former New York mayor and the president’s TV attorney Rudy Giuliani either.
Stone and Trump often talked in the middle of the night. Indeed, POTUS frequently used his aide’s phones in an attempt to avoid detection.
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