Mueller: Trump Campaign Official Was ‘Directed’ to Ask Roger Stone About WikiLeaks Dirt on Hillary Clinton

An unidentified top Trump campaign official was “directed” to ask Trump ally Roger Stone for WikiLeaks dirt on former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to an indictment released early Friday morning. Stone was charged with seven counts in the indictment from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, including witness-tampering and obstruction of justice. Stone was released from custody on a $250,000 bond, and his travel is restricted to New York City, Washington D.C., and south Florida. “After the July 22, 2016 release of stolen DNC emails by Organization 1, a senior Trump Campaign official was directed to contact Stone about any additional releases and what other damaging information Organization 1 had regarding the Clinton Campaign,” according to the indictment. “Stone thereafter told the Trump Campaign about potential future releases of damaging material by Organization 1.” In October 2016, Stone allegedly wrote to a contact in the Trump campaign, noting: “Spoke to my friend in London last night. The payload is still coming.” Later that day, he allegedly told the contact that “more material would be released and that it would be damaging to the Clinton Campaign.”