Five Facts About Roger Stone

This morning, long time Trump confidante and adviser Roger Stone will testify before the House Intelligence Committee about his role in the Trump-Russia scandal. From his history with disgraced former campaign chairman and FBI target Paul Manafort to his multiple timely predictions about when Russian hackers were going to strike, here’s what you need to know about the many ways Stone fits into the Trump web of collusion.

1. Roger Stone’s relationship with Paul Manafort goes back four decades. In 1977 Manafort managed Stone’s campaign for Young Republican National Federation Chair and the two started a lobbying firm together in 1981.

2. Roger Stone was caught on tape admitting he communicated with Julian Assange during the campaign and predicted an “October Surprise.” Asked about his prediction for an “October Surprise,” Stone said, “Well, it could be any number of things. I actually have communicated with Assange. I believe the next tranche of his documents […]

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The Russia Connection Web Series: Roger Stone

Today, Bridge Project is launching a new web series that outlines the numerous direct ties between officials in Donald Trump’s inner circle and Russian oligarchs, gangsters, alleged spy-masters, and Vladimir Putin. For this week’s inaugural episode, Bridge Project focuses on former Trump campaign aide Roger Stone.

As a former Trump campaign official, Roger Stone admitted to being in contact with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and the infamous hacker Guccifer 2.0, both who are believed to be connected to the Russian government, while they were engaged in cyber attacks on the U.S. Stone’s contacts are the most explicit connections between Trump’s inner circle and the hackers, and the FBI is currently investigating ‘intercepted communications and financial transactions’ between Stone and Russian officials.

“We’re going to make sure the public is fully briefed on Donald Trump and Roger Stone’s ties to Russia and the national security ramifications. Russia’s potential influence over our president puts us […]

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