Trump/Russia/Wikileaks: Roger Stone

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Stone is political consultant, lobbyist, and strategist who works mostly with the Republican party.  He is noted for using opposition research and being a practitioner of hard-edged politics.  Stone has been known to promote “fake news” and conspiracy theories.  He, along with Paul Manafort, was a principal with the lobbying firm Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly.

During the campaign, Stone communicated with Julian Assange through a back channel.  Assange was able to let Stone know of things that were upcoming from WikiLeaks.  Despite his denials, Stone was also in contact with Guccifer 2.0 through Twitter and exchanged tweets with him/her/them.

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