Stone also told CNN that he does not believe that the indictment refers to him. In the brief exchange, the hacker told the Trump ally: "Thank u for writing back...do u find anyt [h] ing in the docs i posted?'" "And it's benign. So I don't know that it refers to me".
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".
"I think that they're referencing Roger", Nunberg said Friday evening. "At or about the same time, they also targeted seventy-six email addresses at the domain for the Clinton campaign".
"As Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said today: 'There is no allegation in this indictment that Americans knew that they were corresponding with Russians".
Russian state-sponsored hackers breached both the Democratic National Committee and the personal email account of John Podesta, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, and subsequently stole sensitive correspondence released by WikiLeaks in 2016, USA intelligence officials previously concluded.
"First of all, I think this should change the mind of any Republican voter that doesn't want to Donald Trump to be impeached", Nunberg said. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is examining previously undisclosed contact between former Trump campaign officials and a Russian figure alleged to have tried to sell them dirt on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.
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.
Nunberg added that he thought Stone is "a critical piece for Bob Mueller".
The Department of Justice is charging 12 Russian military intelligence agents with hacking Democratic party servers, and Stone is allegedly the bridge between Trump and the Russian hackers.
"On or about August 15, 2016, the Conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, received a request for stolen documents from a candidate for the US Congress". "But even if he was, my communication with him is ex post facto it happens weeks after the WikiLeaks have already published the Democratic National Committee emails and therefore collusion would have to be, would have to be chronological". "The conspirators responded using the Guccifer 2.0 persona and sent the candidate stolen documents related to the candidate's opponent".