Roger Stone Court Filing Challenges Russiagate Premise, Seeks To Prove Russians Did Not Hack DNC
May 11, 2019 (EIRNS)—In a court filing on Friday, May 10, Roger Stone, the long-time friend of Donald Trump targeted by Robert Mueller, and subsequently charged for lying, obstruction, and witness tampering in the Russiagate House Intelligence Committee investigation, has challenged the central premise of Russiagate, that the Russians hacked the DNC and thus “interfered” in the 2016 Presidential election to Donald Trump’s advantage.
In a Motion To Suppress documents and evidence gathered as a result of search warrants issued in his and other cases, Stone has attached expert Declarations from former NSA Technical Director William E. Binney and widely recognized private cybersecurity expert Peter Clay, challenging Russiagate’s foundation: that the Russian state hacked the computers of the DNC, John Podesta, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and transferred the data to WikiLeaks for publication. Stone’s suppression motion states that this, in all probability, never happened.
If Stone is successful, it will represent the first time the false narrative of the Russian hack of the 2016 election will be subject to actual adversarial testing, and, most believe, the theory will be substantively disproved by being subjected to sunlight.