Trump confidant Roger Stone admits to speaking privately with DNC hacker
By: Emily Drooby
Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Trump, has admitted he was in private communication with the Kremlin-connected hackers behind the DNC email leak last year.
In a statement, Stone, who also previously served as a campaign advisor for Trump, confirmed he used direct Twitter messages to speak with Guccifer 2.0 this past summer.
Guccifer 2.0 is believed to be a persona that Russian spy agencies created with the purpose of helping Trump win the presidency.
Stone also shared screen grabs of the direct message with the alias. However as stone puts it - this doesn't mean he collaborated with them, saying ... "any such 'collaboration' would've also involved a time machine"
He went on to add, "To reiterate, I myself had no contacts or communications with the Russian State, Russian Intelligence or anyone fronting for them or acting as intermediaries for them. "
The NY Daily News reports the FBI is investigating Stone for his possible ties to Russia.