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All the known contacts between Trump campaign and Russian government

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“Glad to see you are re-instated,” Stone wrote to Guccifer after a previous suspension of his Twitter account had been lifted.

After the Washington Post reported that the DNC was hacked by Russian operatives, Stone responded by writing in Breitbart in July 2016 claiming that Guccifer, “a lone hacker,” and not the Russian government carried out the hacking.

Over the following weeks, Stone and Guccifer exchanged several messages on Twitter in which Guccifer expressed admiration for Stone and offered to assist the Trump campaign.

“please tell me if i can help u anyhow,” Guccifer wrote in one message.

US intelligence officials had long suspected that Guccifer was either a real person linked to Russian intelligence or a fake persona they had created. In March of 2018, that suspicion was confirmed when Guccifer accidentally revealed himself to be Russian security officer.

In July 2018, the Russian intelligence officers who had created the Guccifer profile were charged by the Special Counsel for conspiracy against the United States, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering in relation to the hacks of the DNC, DCCC, and Clinton campaign.

The indictment mentions a “US person” in regular contact with “senior campaign officials,” which Stone said he believes to be referencing himself.

Sources: Business Insider,JustSecurity, Business Insider ,ABC

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