(ed: i wonder if mueller has offered julian assange a deal – one that ends his current problems for now and into the future…
in exchange for assange spilling his guts on all he knows/did..
that would tie everything/everyone up quite tidily..)
The criminal indictment of Roger Stone is packed with the kind of colourful details one might expect from the flamboyant rogue who has been dealing in dirty tricks for more than 40 years.
Between threatening an associate’s therapy dog and quoting his political hero Richard Nixon – the indictment also described Stone urging a witness to ‘do a Frank Pentangeli’ – the mobster who lied to Congress in The Godfather Part II.
But it is the dry prose of Robert Mueller’s 12th paragraph that is most likely to have Donald Trump sweating on Friday – after his government’s FBI agents arrested his longtime friend and adviser in a dramatic pre-dawn raid in Florida with guns drawn.
It states that after WikiLeaks had begun releasing hacked Democratic emails ‘a senior Trump campaign official was directed to contact Stone about any additional releases and what other damaging information [WikiLeaks] had regarding the Clinton campaign’.
This direction was given to the senior Trump campaign official after 22 July 2016 – more than a month after it was reported that it was Russian government hackers who had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s computer systems.
Several questions naturally follow: who was the senior campaign official?
Who gave the order?
And could it have been candidate Trump himself?