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.

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FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!
Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is "A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE." Very unfair!
Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA - NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!
I win an election easily, a great "movement" is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS. A sorry state!
Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?
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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.

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