Former Trump campaign official testifies Stone gave updates on WikiLeaks email dumps
Added 11-12-19 11:56:02am EST - “President Trump's former deputy campaign manager told a jury on Tuesday that Roger Stone was giving the campaign updates on WikiLeaks' plans to release damaging emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's…” - Thehill.com
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment MORE's former deputy campaign manager told a jury on Tuesday that Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneBannon testifies that Trump campaign saw Stone as link to WikiLeaks Stone's lawyer clashes with key witness The Hill's Morning Report — Bloomberg news shakes up 2020 race MORE was giving the campaign updates on WikiLeaks' plans to release damaging emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Top diplomat said request for specific probes in Ukraine was 'contrary' to US policy Feehery: What Republicans must do to adapt to political realignment MORE's campaign chairman.
Rick GatesRick GatesProsecutor says Stone lied to Congress to protect Trump as trial opens Trial of longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone begins Mueller notes show that Trump wanted stolen Democratic emails possessed by WikiLeaks MORE, who is facing up to ten years in prison under a plea agreement for various fraud charges, testified in Stone's criminal trial on Tuesday, saying that the longtime Trump associate was telling the campaign about WikiLeaks' plans as early as April 2016, months before the DNC had announced it was hacked.
Stone is facing charges of lying to Congress about his role as an intermediary between WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign. He has pleaded not guilty.
Gates testified that there were high-level campaign meetings to discuss WikiLeaks releases and that there was a "state of happiness" among aides over the damaging information about their rival.
"There were a number of us who felt that it would give our campaign a leg up,” Gates said of the DNC leak.
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