Roger Stone, Wikileaks, Special Counsel discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)


The US attorney's office filed a response with court laying out why in fact, the Roger stone case and the case are all about the same thing. And in the course of making that argument to the court we learned from the special counsel's office today that some of the. Are you defendant? Some of these Russian military intelligence officers who have been charged by Muller for interfering in the election. Some of those defendants according to prosecutors quote interacted directly with Roger stone concerning stolen materials posted online. Prosecutors also explain how they ended up with evidence against Roger stone when they seized material for the Russian military intelligence case, quote as alleged in the indictment in two thousand sixteen the GRU defendants stole documents from the DNC the Democratic Party from the triple C, the democratic congressional campaign committee, and from the Clinton campaign chair those defendants than released many of the stolen documents, including through a website maintained by WikiLeaks in the course of investigating that activity. The government obtained an executed dozens of search warrants on various accounts used to facilitate the transfer of stolen documents for release as well as to discuss the timing and promotion of their release several of those search warrants executed on account. It's that contained Roger stone's communications is communications with goose for two point. Oh, a fictitious online persona created by the GRU. They said they also obtained stones communications with WikiLeaks, quote evidence obtained from those search warrants resulted in the allegations that the defendants hacked and stole documents for release through intermediaries including WikiLeaks. And that stone lied to a congressional committee investigating among other things the activities of WikiLeaks regarding those stolen documents. So the same search warrant turned up the evidence that led to the charges against these Russian military intelligence officers that they hacked and stole documents for release during the campaign they used WikiLeaks as part of their distribution channel for doing that that same search warrant. Also turned up the information that led to stone being charged for lying to congress about their investigation of among other things Wicky leaks. So. That's molars. Prosecutors today telling federal judge in Washington DC that they've got the communications between Roger stone and Russian military intelligence. They've also got the communication between Roger stone and WikiLeaks concerning these stolen democratic documents that the Russian hacked and then staged for distribution during the campaign in a way that was designed to cause maximum damage to Hillary Clinton and maximum benefit to Donald Trump. Upon getting that argument and those declarations from Robert Muller and the special counsel's office explaining all the links between Roger stone and Russian military intelligence that they turned up through their evidence -ciary searches..

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