USA 2016 election: Roger Stone arrested over campaign hack

Mr Roger Stone,  a long-time friend of President Donald Trump who has worked on Republican political campaigns since the 1970s has been detained in Florid.



He was charged with connection to an alleged Russian-led hack into the emails of Democratic Party officials leading to interference in the US election and will appear in court in the city of Fort Lauderdale

John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign has accused Mr Stone of having knowing about it beforehand,

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According to investigators, Mr Stone said he had “communicated” with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before the emails’ release and had described the contact as “perfectly legal.

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A source confirmed that his campaign activities have long been under probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Also Mr Trump allies have been charge with a crime, including his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and Paul Manafort, the former chairman of his election campaign another three Russian entities, including the notorious Internet Research Agency “troll farm”.

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However, President Trump has expressed that Mr Muller investigation is a political witch-hurt to his administration.

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