Ex-DNC chair: Roger Stone 'weaponized' intel 'stolen' by Putin

In a scathing condemnation of Roger Stone following his Friday indictment, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-F.L.) accused the longtime ally of President Donald Trump of illegally securing his election.

In an interview with CNN on Saturday, the congresswoman, who resigned from her post as the head of the Democratic National Committee after the hacking and subsequent WikiLeaks dump of the organization’s emails, said Trump’s campaign had been “infected with contact with Russia.”

“In this case with Roger Stone, he literally weaponized information stolen by Vladimir Putin to help elect Donald Trump president,” she asserted. “He worked with high-level campaign officials from the Trump campaign who were directed by someone even higher essentially to make sure that they could traffick in information stole by a foreign enemy state to elect the candidate that he supported president of the United States, and it was a disgusting and traitorous act, and it needs to be prosecuted.”

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Roger Stone speaks to the media at Trump Tower on December 6, 2016 in New York City. Potential members of President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet have been meeting with him and his transition team over the last few weeks. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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CORAL GABLES, FL - DECEMBER 09: Roger J. Stone Jr. discusses and signs copies of his book 'The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ' at Books and Books on December 9, 2013 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/Getty Images)
CORAL GABLES, FL - DECEMBER 09: Roger J. Stone Jr. discusses and signs copies of his book 'The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ' at Books and Books on December 9, 2013 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 21: Roger Stone, Ex-Donald Trump Advisor, talks with Jonathan Alter during an episode of Alter Family Politics on SiriusXM at Quicken Loans Arena on July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Ben Jackson/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18: Political operative Roger Stone attends rally on the first day of the Republican National Convention (RNC) on July 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in downtown Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The convention runs through July 21. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
HILTON HOTEL MIDTOWN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2016/07/16: Roger Stone attends Donald Trump introduction to Governor Mike Pence as running for vice president at Hilton hotel Midtown Manhattan. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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Stone, who served as an unofficial adviser to Trump’s campaign, was charged with seven counts, which include lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction of justice. But White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders contended that the matter was unrelated to the president.

In response, Wasserman Schultz bashed Sanders as “both clueless and a liar” who “willingly peddles in completely false information.”

A major part of Stone’s indictment alleges that he actively sought information from WikiLeaks at the direction of a senior official within the Trump campaign. The identity of that individual is unclear.

Stone has vehemently denied the accusations, claiming he’s the victim of a setup

Despite the pushback, Wasserman Schultz said she planned to work with the chairman of the House oversight committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-M.D.), to find answers.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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