At this point it’s only a matter of time before Trump’s entire Russian house of cards comes crashing down.
Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser, Roger Stone, finally admitted on Friday that he had private correspondences with a hacker who took part in stealing information from the DNC during the campaign.
Stone told the The Washington Times that the conversations he had with the hacker named Guccifer 2.0 were “completely innocuous.”
So why did he lie and hide it for so long? He says he “forgot” about it.
“It was so perfunctory, brief and banal I had forgotten it.”
Our intelligence community believes that Guccifer 2.0 is a cover identity for Russian intelligence. Our intelligence community also unanimously believes that Russia interfered in our presidential election for the purpose of helping Trump.
Stone says that shortly after the DNC hack he had multiple contacts with Guccifer 2.0.
On August 5, Stone wrote an article for Breitbart saying that Guccifer was responsible for the DNC hack. On August 17, in response to the article, Guccifer sent a message to Stone saying,
“wow. thank u for writing back, and thank u for an article about me!!! do u find anything interesting in the docs i posted? 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.”
Then on August 21, Stone tweeted out, “Trust me, it will soon [be] Podesta’s time in the barrel.” A few weeks later Podesta’s emails were hacked. At the time, Stone and the Trump campaign insisted that they had no contact with anyone related to the hack.
“The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security last December released a joint report detailing how federal investigators linked the Russian government to hacks of Democratic Party organizations. Reports from the intelligence community said Guccifer 2.0 was used to publicly release the data from hacks, but that the hacks themselves were conducted by Russia.”
On Friday, Stone said:
“The content of the exchange is, as you can see completely innocuous and perfunctory.”
“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. How does one collaborate on a matter after the fact?”
It’s amazing how many members of team Trump are suddenly remembering links to Russia now that the investigation is under way.
At this point, it’s only a matter of time before Trump’s entire Russian house of cards comes crashing down.