Mueller Has Communications Between WikiLeaks & Roger Stone, Court Filing Says
Prosecutors wrote to a federal judge on Stone's communications with Organization 1
A new court filing from prosecutors has revealed that Special counsel Robert Mueller has communications with Trump ally Roger Stone and Wikileaks.
Throughout the investigation of the 'Russian hack' of Democratic Party emails, "the government obtained and executed dozens of search warrants on various accounts used to facilitate the transfer of stolen documents for release, as well as to discuss the timing and promotion of their release," prosecutors wrote to a federal judge on Friday.
"Several of those search warrants were executed on accounts that contained Stone's communications with Guccifer 2.0 and with Organization 1,” they stated, referring to Wikileaks as Organization 1.
Roger Stone was arrested on charges of witness tampering, making false statements and obstruction, according to an announcement from the special counsel’s office.
Stone pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Prosecutors said that Stone had lied about his communications with senior Trump campaign officials and Wikileaks before stating that their
of wrongdoing was “both voluminous and complex.”
It is still not clear with the communications Mueller has between Stone and WikiLeaks is more profound than the Atlantic, and the Daily Caller reported it in February 2018.
According to CNN: Stone and his legal team will have access to these search warrants as they review evidence in the case to prepare for his trial.
The case will not be reassigned
Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Friday denied Stone's effort to get a new judge in his case, by claiming that his charges are unrelated to a case about the Russian hack of the Democrats.
Prosecutors say they are indeed related, partly because they both hinge on some of the same search warrants.
Stone was issued a gag order on Friday, forbidding Mueller and Stone's attorneys from “making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case.”
In January, we reported Robert Mueller's investigators in the Russia probe team and the FBI were suspected of leaking information to CNN ahead of Roger Stone's arrest.
The news network had a reporter camping outside Stones home before federal agents swooped in to arrest him.
David Shortell, CNN's crime and justice producer, said the network camped outside the Trump ally's house with a camera crew after “noticing unusual grand jury activity” related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation the preceding day.