Trump Advisor Roger Stone Told to Save Evidence of Contact With Russia

Roger Stone, a longtime advisor and confidant of President Donald Trump, was asked by the Senate Intelligence Committee to preserve any records—electronic or otherwise—pertinent to the committee's investigation into attempts by the Russian government to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, according to the New York Times. A letter from the committee to Stone, a lobbyist and conspiracy theorist, ordered Stone to “preserve and retain all hard copies and electronically stored information as specified below in furtherance of the committee’s ongoing investigation into Russian actions targeting the 2016 U.S. elections and democratic processes globally.” Stone admitted last week to engaging in private conversations with Guccifer 2.0, the persona behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, but insisted to The Washington Times that the chats were “innocuous.”