REPORT: Stone Knew About Wikileaks Hack In Advance

The Washington Post reports:

In the spring of 2016, longtime political operative Roger Stone had a phone conversation that would later seem prophetic, according to the person on the other end of the line.

Stone, an informal adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump, said he had learned from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that his organization had obtained emails that would torment senior Democrats such as John Podesta, then campaign chairman for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The conversation occurred before it was publicly known that hackers had obtained the emails of Podesta and of the Democratic National Committee, documents that WikiLeaks released in late July and October. The U.S. intelligence community later concluded the hackers were working for Russia.

The New York Daily News reports:

Sam Nunberg, who worked for Trump after being connected to him through Stone, told the newspaper that he had described the matter to investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The other source that heard Stone speak about communicating with Assange was unidentified, but said that the conversation took place in spring of 2016, earlier than other reported contact. Mueller is probing at election meddling efforts from the Kremlin, and is looking at Stone as he questions whether there was collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

Stone has repeatedly denied direct contact with WikiLeaks, which published thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton adviser John Podesta, through a journalist.

  • Ninja0980

    No one is shocked by this are they?

    • SoCalGal20

      Not shocked. He obviously knew things in advance based on his teasing about “Podesta’s time in the barrel”, and so on.

      The timing is a little suprising in that Wikileaks was aware of the Dem hack in the spring and Roger Stone knew at that time.

    • David Walker

      I think the only thing that would shock me anymore is peeing on an electric fence.

  • DaddyRay

    Roger Stone was just a low level coffee boy, Trump hardly knew him

    • SoCalGal20

      Yep. Barely knew each other for 30 years lol.

      • DaddyRay

        Well you see it is hard to remember someone when you have dementia … oops did I say that out loud

    • Gustav2

      Nixon said the same thing.

  • Talisman

    But there was no collusion!

    Just a lot of obstruction.

  • GayOldLady

    When you go on Fox Snooze just days before the Wikileaks release of the Podesta emails and say that John Podesta’s “time in the barrel is coming”, you’re getting your information directly from the source, Julian Assange! I wonder how you’ll look in the orange jumpsuit Roger? I bet that big old tattoo of Nixon on your back will be a hit.

  • BeaverTales

    My favorite pornsite had better password security than the DNC did….but let’s blame everyone except the idiots who ran and funded their IT services.

    • SkokieGuy – Helen Conflicted

      Good point. When someone breaks into my home, its my fault that I didn’t have security bars on my windows.

      • William

        You don’t have to leave the front door wide open.

      • BeaverTales

        If you’re sitting on a goldmine of information containing donor names and financial info, you are going to be a target, Do you sit there and scratch your balls? or do you get the best security system money can buy?

    • How do you know the details of what kind of security they had?

      Yes, cyber security must be a heavy investment for political campaigns now. For sure.

      • BeaverTales

        If companies like Target, Experian and others used the equivalent of padlocks instead of safes to hide the gold. The DNC used the equivalent of bolt locks.

        I never had to change a credit card number with my pornsites, but I did thanks to the DNC, Target and Equifax. The security breaches were preventable and are unforgivable. The DNC had billions but spent it all on parties and ineffective advertising.

        https://www.apnews.com/dea73efc01594839957c3c9a6c962b8a

  • Gustav2

    I just can’t believe Mr Stone would be involved in anything nefarious. He has always been a honest broker for the Republican Party since his association with Richard Nixon and later in a firm with Lee Atwater and Paul Manafort.

    • William

      Are you smoking a new brand of crack? Or is it too early for my snark detector?

      • Gustav2

        Yes.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Will Robert Mueller devote resources on Stone or is he too far down the food chain?

    • Todd20036

      A fair question, but I suspect that Mueller would use him only if he had Assange in his sights, and Assange isn’t even a US citizen

      • That didn’t stop Mueller from indicting 13 Russians.

    • SoCalGal20

      He’s an associate of Paul Manafort’s AND at the very least he would want to know when he got the info on the DNC hack. Stone is also a longtime associate of Trump’s. He’s very relevant to aspects of Mueller’s investigation.

  • Wisterley

    Why does he have his suits made by Stalin’s tailor? He’s such a dandy. I think he sees himself as John Steed in The Avengers. He’s got all that money why does he wear such godawful clothes? Look at that shirt collar! How his jacket doesn’t fit! And yes, to me this is the most pressing aspect of this revelation.

    • TCinBerkeley

      I don’t notice the twee “fashion” so much. It is that smug, I-am-smarter-than-everyone-in-the-room face that draws my attention. Trump and Manafort have it too.

      • Wisterley

        That goes without saying, of course, I just find it puzzling that he presents himself as being fashion-forward and looks so ridiculous. I find it as perplexing as Trump’s hair, and as indicative of other deep-seated problems.

    • Nic Peterson

      The collar alone, darling. He’s trying to fix his rat face with a collar that was meant for someone with a thin face.

    • Duh-David

      Just like that elderly golfer in the White House, who wears those boxy, eighties Brioni suits, Stone’s clothes reflect the last time he felt happy, powerful, and in control.

      [Edit: for wrong Italian brand)

    • JackFknTwist

      Look a the size of the jacket lapels; look at the shirt collars.
      This is someone who wants to look trendy, but hasn’t a clue.

      • Wisterley

        If you had that kind of money, wouldn’t you hire a stylist? Someone to pre-select crap you can buy? Plus, given the thickness of his shoulders I guess that Stone wears bespoke suits. Wouldn’t you get a tailor who could fit you? I don’t give a fuck about any of this, you understand, I just find their utter cluelessness to be telling.

  • netxtown

    There are days when i can’t help but wonder what a citizens revolution would look like.

    • Reality.Bites

      In the United States?

      Mass slaughter

  • JT

    Can’t wait to see how Stone’s Nixon tat will go over in prison.

    • architect_tim

      No lube will never be found anywhere close to his tat….

    • William

      Those youngsters in prison won’t have a clue.

  • Barry William Teske

    Oh look!
    Who’s globalist now…

  • JWC

    Roger Stone Carter Page Eric Trump Donny JR have all made early stupid comments that twill come back to haunt

  • JCF