Washington Post

Mueller digs for Trump ally's connections to WikiLeaks

Roger Stone, former adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, arrives to a closed-door House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2017. Foto: Andrew Harrer

WASHINGTON - In recent weeks, a grand jury in Washington has listened to more than a dozen hours of testimony and FBI technicians have pored over gigabytes of electronic messages as part of the special counsel's quest to solve one burning mystery: Did longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone - or any other associate of the president - have advance knowledge of WikiLeaks' plans to release hacked Democratic emails in 2016?

While outwardly quiet for the last month, Robert S. Mueller III's investigators have been aggressively pursuing leads behind the scenes about whether Stone was in communication with the online group, whose disclosures of emails believed to have been hacked by Russian operatives disrupted the 2016 presidential campaign, according to people familiar with the special counsel probe...

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