Roger Stone says he’s the 'US person' mentioned in Mueller indictment

Stone responded that the information was "pretty standard". "Look, [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein said in his comments that they knew of no crime by USA citizens".

Twitter said today it is removing the accounts of Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks from its servers in reaction to the Robert Mueller indictments of 12 Russians who allegedly used the service to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

"I certainly acknowledge that I was in touch with Trump campaign officials, and I have testified under oath to the House Intelligence Committee that I certainly had a 24-word exchange with the persona Guccifer 2.0 over Twitter direct messages". This exchange is now entirely public and provides no evidence of collaboration or collusion with Guccifer 2.0 or anyone else in the alleged hacking of the DNC emails.

Earlier, while speaking with 7News, Stone said he has no problem admitting that he did speak to somebody who called himself "Guccifer 2.0", but doesn't think it's a real Russian hacker.

On July 27, 2016, Donald Trump denied Russian Federation was the likely culprit in the email hacks, but also announced, "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing".

The events laid out in Mueller's indictment resemble details from previous reporting about Stone and his communications during Trump's 2016 campaign. Stone, during the 2016 campaign, was also in touch with WikiLeaks, which published thousands of the stolen Democratic emails online, and is believed to be the "Organization 1" mentioned in Friday's indictments, as Vox also reported.

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Stone for his part has rejected any notion he was part of some grand conspiracy of collusion.

The culprit that had been identified for months as alleged Russian hacker Guccifer 2.0, has been revealed to be a "fictitious persona" created after the Russian government was accused of hacking the DNC and DCCC.

"I think it is bad news for Roger Stone that his interaction with Guccifer 2.0 was recited in the indictment even though he was not named in the indictment", Mitchell Epner, a former federal prosecutor who is now at the law firm Rottenberg Lipman Rich, told ABC News on Friday.

Once in, they knew how to get data out: Using malware dubbed X-Agent, the indictment says, the hackers were able to infect computers at the DCCC and gain access to the DNC's network.

"Leaking after the fact", Stone added, "impossible".

"It is standard operating procedure that the DOJ does not name people in indictments unless they are being indicted", he said.

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