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Trump Advisor Admits He Communicated With a Russian Hacker During the US Election

Roger Stone corresponded on Twitter with “Guccifer 2.0” who claims responsibility for hacking the DNC in 2016.

Roger Stone, President Trump's longtime advisor, has admitted to exchanging what he claims are "completely innocuous" messages with the hacker or hackers who claim to have infiltrated the DNC during the 2016 presidential campaign. He told the Washington  Times that he corresponded on Twitter with "Guccifer 2.0," the self-described "hacktivist" from Romania who claims responsibility for the breach of the DNC's email servers last summer.


Stone wrote an article about the hacks for Breitbart in August of last year. On Saturday, Stone dismissed his contact with the hacker as "cursory," and having taken place "after he releases the D.N.C. stuff." Stone is under investigation for his connections to the Russians. Innocuous or not, Stone's disclosure adds to an ever-growing list of Trump campaign officials and allies now linked to Russia during the 2016 campaign.

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