CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin: Indictment ‘Highly Suggestive’ that Trump Himself Directed Stone


“After the July 22, 2016 release of stolen DNC emails by organization one [Wikileaks], a senior [Donald] Trump campaign official was directed to contact [Roger] Stone about any additional releases and what other damaging information organization one had regarding the [Hillary] Clinton campaign. Stone thereafter told the campaign about future releases of damaging material by organization one.”

That passage from the Federal indictment of former Trump campaign official Roger Stone got the attention of CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. In his view, the possibilities on who directed Trump campaign officials are highly limited — to say the least.

“That might be an extremely important use of the passive voice in that indictment,” Toobin said. “Was directed. Who directed Trump campaign officials? It sounds to me — and again I only want to say it just sounds to me — like that could be Donald Trump himself. Who else would direct campaign officials to be in touch with Stone? It is highly suggestive that candidate Trump himself told his officials to get in touch with Stone and find out what’s going on.”

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