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NBC: Court filings show detailed email strings of Roger Stone asking Corsi to request Wiki files

Sho_Nuff82

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This is accelerating quickly now.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/mueller-has-emails-stone-pal-corsi-about-wikileaks-dem-email-n940611

Mueller has emails from Stone pal Corsi about WikiLeaks Dem email dump


Two months before WikiLeaks released emails stolen from the Clinton campaign, right-wing conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi sent an email to former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone anticipating the document dump, according to draft court papers obtained by NBC News.

"Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps," Corsi wrote on Aug. 2, 2016, referring to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to the draft court papers. "One shortly after I'm back. 2nd in Oct. Impact planned to be very damaging."
"Get to (Assange) [a]t Ecuadorian Embassy in London and get the pending (WikiLeaks) emails," read the email to Corsi dated July 25, 2016, according to the draft court documents.

Corsi said he declined the request and made clear to Stone that an attempt to contact WikiLeaks could put them in investigators' crosshairs, according to the draft court documents.
Instead of turning down the request, Corsi in fact passed it along to a person in London, according to the draft court documents. Corsi said that person was conservative author Ted Malloch.

Eight days later, Corsi sent the email to Stone saying that WikiLeaks possessed information that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign and planned to release it in October.
"Time to let more than (Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta) to be exposed as in bed w enemy if they are not ready to drop HRC (Hillary Rodham Clinton)," Corsi added in the Aug. 2, 2016, email, according to the draft court papers. "That appears to be the game hackers are now about."
Can you be caught more red-handed than this? He blatantly lied about following up on Stone's request to reach out to wikileaks (he claims he "forgot"), he tried to scrub his email (this never works), and he openly mentions the hackers as part of the conspiracy.
 

cameron

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Oct 26, 2017
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Michael Del Moro @MikeDelMoro

Corsi—who insists he did not "intentionally lie"—scrubbed his computer and deleted all emails starting three days after Buzzfeed published the dossier... pic.twitter.com/idSsbU8ziv

 

LGHT_TRSN

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Oct 25, 2017
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Won't someone please think of these poor habitual liars getting caught in perjury traps.
 

Christian

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Oct 25, 2017
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These guys are so fucking dumb. They’re men, and they’re white, and they’re rich, and they get away with whatever they want their entire lives, as long as they stay out of the spotlight, but as soon as they’re thrust into positions of influence, they lose any ability to pose as reasonable, competent human beings because they don’t know how to be anything but fucking shitlords. They’re all being held accountable, and they have NO FUCKING IDEA what to do.
 

junomars

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Michael Del Moro @MikeDelMoro

Corsi—who insists he did not "intentionally lie"—scrubbed his computer and deleted all emails starting three days after Buzzfeed published the dossier... pic.twitter.com/idSsbU8ziv


Thank god for email existing in multiple places and Mueller being smart enough to look upstream.
We would probably be fucked if they had competent IT people.
 

Temascos

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Oct 27, 2017
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Oh boy, scrubbing information to avoid trouble? That's a big red flag right there, it seems like this Corsi guy is in a lot of trouble as well as anyone else involved in this. They may have the President as an ally but they are not the President, and they painted a target on their backs which the Special Counsel is going to hit.
 

riotous

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I was initially excited by this but my excitement is tempered; this is evidence these idiots decided to lie about something they initially were fairly blatant about (with Trump basically suggesting he knew what the emails contained before the final dumps), which is really what they are sort of fucked over (being gone after for lying.) But isn't this also evidence that the Trump campaign were outside actors to all of this?
 

Biske

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This staggering incompetence won the presidency and still gets control and decisions about our country. What a world
 

rjinaz

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Oct 25, 2017
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All I want for Christmas this year is a Stone indictment. Next year maybe I'll ask for more.
 

TheLostBigBoss

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Oct 26, 2017
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Thank god this took place in 2016 and not in the 70's when paper trails and tapes could just get thrown into a furnace.
 

_ifigured

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Stone is going to sing like a bird if he gets indicted. Then a whole chorus will suddenly be joining in.
 

Christian

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What I don’t understand is, these emails didn’t contain shit. These clowns didn’t think their correspondence was gonna get out, but they still talked about the data dumps like there was damning information amongst them. This entire fucking country sucks, WikiLeaks released fucking recipes and even co-conspirators were too dumb to realize that the real story was just releasing loads of hacked crap, not that there was actually anything incriminating.

Why do these fuckers write emails like they're text messages? So annoying.
I work at an international law firm. I am constantly in contact with and assisting attorneys regarding all kinds of crazy shit, and you might make the assumption that they’re smart enough to write a legible fucking email. But a majority of them use emails like fucking text messages. It’s ridiculous. Five or six one-word or one-sentence emails shot off consecutively, within a minute or two. Too busy to apparently collect their thoughts and compose a paragraph, not too busy to load and send gobbledegook a thousand times a day.
 
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Sho_Nuff82

Sho_Nuff82

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Reminder that the FBI dragged Malloch (Farage's friend and frequent radio guest) off an airstrip in Boston back in late March and had him testify in front of a grand jury.

Guardian UK in March 2018 said:
In a statement sent to the Guardian, Malloch, who described himself as a policy wonk and defender of Trump, said the FBI also asked him about his relationship with Roger Stone, the Republican strategist, and whether he had ever visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has resided for nearly six years.
News of Malloch’s detention by the FBI and subpoena was first reported by the far-right conspiracy theory website InfoWars after the controversial contributor Jerome Corsi said an alarmed Malloch had called him during the FBI interview.
Malloch said in a statement on Thursday – after he was released – that his role on the Trump campaign was informal and unpaid, that he had only met with Stone on three occasions and never alone, and that he knew nothing about Wikileaks and had never visited the Ecuadorian embassy.
Man these guys all really thought that hitting "select all -> delete" would be like scrubbing the internet forever.
 

junomars

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Nov 19, 2018
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I was initially excited by this but my excitement is tempered; this is evidence these idiots decided to lie about something they initially were fairly blatant about (with Trump basically suggesting he knew what the emails contained before the final dumps), which is really what they are sort of fucked over (being gone after for lying.) But isn't this also evidence that the Trump campaign were outside actors to all of this?
Well its quite some coincidence that this all happens just weeks after the Trump tower meeting. I don't know what they have but I think that Corsi rejecting the plea and Manafort reneging on cooperating is a sign that they think they can fight this.

Its also worth noting that Corsi is the source of these leaks. These drafts are from his plea deal.
 

ZackieChan

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Reminder that the FBI dragged Malloch (Farage's friend and frequent radio guest) off an airstrip in Boston back in late March and had him testify in front of a grand jury.







Man these guys all really thought that hitting "select all -> delete" would be like scrubbing the internet forever.
You're allowed to make calls to your Co-conspirators while being interviewed by the FBI?
 

Cybit

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They have to assume they're getting pardons from Trump at this point, right? Only way it makes sense for Manafort to lie.
 

Christian

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They have to assume they're getting pardons from Trump at this point, right? Only way it makes sense for Manafort to lie.
No. They don’t assume that. It doesn’t make sense. This has been covered ad nauseum in multiple threads about the investigation. They’re just really that stupid, and think they can get away with lying because that’s how they’ve lived their entire lives. It really is that simple.
 

greatgeek

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Reminder that the FBI dragged Malloch (Farage's friend and frequent radio guest) off an airstrip in Boston back in late March and had him testify in front of a grand jury.







Man these guys all really thought that hitting "select all -> delete" would be like scrubbing the internet forever.
They should have used bleach.
 
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Sho_Nuff82

Sho_Nuff82

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I was initially excited by this but my excitement is tempered; this is evidence these idiots decided to lie about something they initially were fairly blatant about (with Trump basically suggesting he knew what the emails contained before the final dumps), which is really what they are sort of fucked over (being gone after for lying.) But isn't this also evidence that the Trump campaign were outside actors to all of this?

During the campaign they were all laughing, teasing the DNC/Hillary on social media, hinting at further dumps, basically winking at the camera. Trump himself infamously asked Wiki to release further damaging information on Hillary on national television. They truly believed that they would never get caught, and that even if they did, Wiki moonlighting as a news organization gave them adequate cover for requesting the documents (it still might; it hasn't been litigated yet).

As pointed out above, once the FBI investigation into Flynn and dossier came to light, everyone went into panic mode attempting to delete all traces of ever having been involved, and developed sudden simultaneous amnesia of ever having met with or spoken to anyone from Russia or from Wikileaks. It has taken almost two years to peel back the layer of lies.

The next, and probably final step, is revealing communication from Assange to the Trump campaign (through Stone and his intermediates), revealing communication between Assange and Guccifer, and revealing communication from Stone keeping the Trump campaign in the loop. Stone has pretty much blurted out the latter portion in his attempt to prevent looking like a fool in the face of Bannon spilling his guts to the FBI and the NY Times.

Of course, even after all that happens, the Trump campaign is already ready with the next pivot: sure it's true, but none of this is a crime because Wikileaks is protected by the first amendment. Mueller's conspiracy charge has to clear the high bar that the interested parties were actively aiding the GRU's counterintelligence campaign, disseminating the information in exchange for _______.
 

riotous

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Well its quite some coincidence that this all happens just weeks after the Trump tower meeting. I don't know what they have but I think that Corsi rejecting the plea and Manafort reneging on cooperating is a sign that they think they can fight this.

Its also worth noting that Corsi is the source of these leaks. These drafts are from his plea deal.
Corsi is only being charged with lying to the FBI though; is there some other evidence he's some huge "get" other than.. he committed that crime fairly blatantly?

The actual act they lied about; trying to get leaked data that someone else has.. it's shady.. but what crime is broken based on these emails? The emails are not evidence that they had anything to do with the hack.
 

riotous

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During the campaign they were all laughing, teasing the DNC/Hillary on social media, hinting at further dumps, basically winking at the camera. Trump himself infamously asked Wiki to release further damaging information on Hillary on national television. They truly believed that they would never get caught, and that even if they did, Wiki moonlighting as a news organization gave them adequate cover for requesting the documents (it still might; it hasn't been litigated yet).

As pointed out above, once the FBI investigation into Flynn and dossier came to light, everyone went into panic mode attempting to delete all traces of ever having been involved, and developed sudden simultaneous amnesia of ever having met with or spoken to anyone from Russia or from Wikileaks. It has taken almost two years to peel back the layer of lies.

The next, and probably final step, is revealing communication from Assange to the Trump campaign (through Stone and his intermediates), revealing communication between Assange and Guccifer, and revealing communication from Stone keeping the Trump campaign in the loop. Stone has pretty much blurted out the latter portion in his attempt to prevent looking like a fool in the face of Bannon spilling his guts to the FBI and the NY Times.

Of course, even after all that happens, the Trump campaign is already ready with the next pivot: sure it's true, but none of this is a crime because Wikileaks is protected by the first amendment. Mueller's conspiracy charge has to clear the high bar that the interested parties were actively aiding the GRU's counterintelligence campaign, disseminating the information in exchange for _______.
Right them being blatant about their "insider knowledge" is what I was referring to in my post.

They then clearly lied about it.

But isn't this evidence that: they had nothing to do with the hack itself.. they had no direct involvement with Russia in this hack? They after the fact seemed to have found out about it with the rest of the world and then shadily contacted wikileaks about it and got into contact with them.

Other than lying like idiots about all of it to investigators when caught, what have Stone and Corsi done?
 

Kalentan

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Wow, this is just happening so quickly. Like one second there were talks about Mueller being quiet and now bombshell after bombshell. I would love to think we've reach endgame but unsure still.
 

CatAssTrophy

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During the campaign they were all laughing, teasing the DNC/Hillary on social media, hinting at further dumps, basically winking at the camera. Trump himself infamously asked Wiki to release further damaging information on Hillary on national television. They truly believed that they would never get caught, and that even if they did, Wiki moonlighting as a news organization gave them adequate cover for requesting the documents (it still might; it hasn't been litigated yet).

As pointed out above, once the FBI investigation into Flynn and dossier came to light, everyone went into panic mode attempting to delete all traces of ever having been involved, and developed sudden simultaneous amnesia of ever having met with or spoken to anyone from Russia or from Wikileaks. It has taken almost two years to peel back the layer of lies.

The next, and probably final step, is revealing communication from Assange to the Trump campaign (through Stone and his intermediates), revealing communication between Assange and Guccifer, and revealing communication from Stone keeping the Trump campaign in the loop. Stone has pretty much blurted out the latter portion in his attempt to prevent looking like a fool in the face of Bannon spilling his guts to the FBI and the NY Times.

Of course, even after all that happens, the Trump campaign is already ready with the next pivot: sure it's true, but none of this is a crime because Wikileaks is protected by the first amendment. Mueller's conspiracy charge has to clear the high bar that the interested parties were actively aiding the GRU's counterintelligence campaign, disseminating the information in exchange for _______.
Thanks for this excellent summary of "where things are currently at."
 

Laevateinn

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He only scrubbed his computer. That’s pretty honorable. Most of us have filthy computers.

Hillary used bleach. We should focus on that.
 

Socivol

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All of this has seemed pretty outrageous but this seems to be the most direct link to people in Trump's orbit fucking around with hackers and people in other nations. I wonder what he will be charged with because perjury would let him get off way too easily.
 

LGHT_TRSN

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Right them being blatant about their "insider knowledge" is what I was referring to in my post.

They then clearly lied about it.

But isn't this evidence that: they had nothing to do with the hack itself.. they had no direct involvement with Russia in this hack? They after the fact seemed to have found out about it with the rest of the world and then shadily contacted wikileaks about it and got into contact with them.

Other than lying like idiots about all of it to investigators when caught, what have Stone and Corsi done?
They don't need to be involved in the hack to be co-conspirators. The fact is Trump associates knew about the hacks ahead of time and tried to get their hands on that information instead of reporting it directly to the FBI. There's also the question of whether there was any communication between Trump's team and Russia to use this information selectively to target specific demographics/locations to help swing the election.
 

junomars

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Corsi is only being charged with lying to the FBI though; is there some other evidence he's some huge "get" other than.. he committed that crime fairly blatantly?

The actual act they lied about; trying to get leaked data that someone else has.. it's shady.. but what crime is broken based on these emails? The emails are not evidence that they had anything to do with the hack.
Lying was the charge he was going to get in a guilty plea IIRC. I would assume that there's deeper stuff that hasn't been revealed.

Its against federal campaign law to seek something valuable from foreign powers in an election so I think that would cover WL. What is unclear is Corsi's and even Stone's status as being part of the campaign.