Steve Bannon admits for first time that the Trump campaign sought help from Wikileaks in accessing hacked DNC emails.

By |2019-11-13T07:18:22-09:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |11 Comments

Identifies Roger Stone as “access point.”

Courtesy of LA Times:

Donald Trump’s campaign viewed Roger Stone as an “access point” to WikiLeaks and tried to use him to get advanced word about hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton, a former top presidential advisor testified Friday.

In reluctant testimony, former campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon told a federal court that Stone, on trial for allegedly lying to Congress and witness tampering, had boasted about his ties to WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, alerting the campaign to pending new batches of damaging emails.

“The campaign had no official access to WikiLeaks or to Julian Assange,” Bannon told the court. “But Roger would be considered if we needed an access point.”

It was the first time that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign acknowledged in court that they had actively sought material from WikiLeaks, which released emails that U.S. intelligence agencies determined had been hacked by the Russian government in order to damage Clinton.

The White House had no immediate comment.

I think the conventional wisdom is that Roger Stone was mostly full of shit. 

But he did seem to have some idea of when new emails were going to be released, and if the Trump campaign thought that he had access and actively sought the relase of those stolen emails, that would seem to make them complicit in the crime. 

I love the part of the movie when all of the bad guys turn on each other like this. 

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11 Comments

  1. Edgar Souse’ November 9, 2019 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Poor Bannon, getting “forced to testify”

    What’s with the RED nose in that photo above? Was he punched in the process of being forced to testify?
    Or is he just doing his W C Fields impersonation?
    “Ogg Oggelby? Sounds like a bubble in a bathtub..”

    • Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Alcohol. And a lot of it.

      • Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 12:43 pm - Reply

        That’s typically what “Christians” do to reconcile their artificial idea of a literal savior. The energies animating nature are inescapable, we are those energies. Sorry, Bible, you suck when taken as literal.
        PS. Also, pedofilia. See priests.

  2. Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 11:45 am - Reply

    If they needed an access point? Aw c’mon, for what little we know now hahahahaha

  3. Screw You Kimberly Guilfoyle November 9, 2019 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    His hair looks like strands of that long stringy hair that’s often swirling in piss and tangled in wads of gum in the bottom of a urinal. Not sexy.

  4. Penelope November 9, 2019 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    “Over and over, we are told that women are not allowed to be angry,” she said in a campaign fundraising email sent Friday. “It makes us unattractive to powerful men who want us to be quiet.”
    The 2020 hopeful appeared to be hitting back at one of her Democratic opponents, former Vice President Joe Biden, who asserted in a recent Medium post that Warren is emblematic of “an angry unyielding viewpoint that has crept into our politics.”

    “Well, I am angry and I own it,” Warren wrote. “I’m angry on behalf of everyone who is hurt by Trump’s government, our rigged economy, and business as usual.”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-angry-and-i-own-it-joe-biden_n_5dc6c7b3e4b02bf579409684

    https://medium.com/@JoeBiden/i-have-fought-for-the-democratic-party-my-whole-career-2ca4a2dac271

  5. AK Lynne November 9, 2019 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    There’s never been a time in recent history that Steve Bannon didn’t have a bright red, alcoholic nose. And stringy, unwashed hair.

  6. OT-FYI November 9, 2019 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/wes-feltner-abuse-allegation_n_5dc58931e4b00927b232267a

    they’re bringing with them the strength of the #ChurchToo movement, which seeks to raise awareness about abuse in Christian communities. And they are hoping that by going public, they’ll help create change in the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination.

  7. Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Too bad his buddy Stephan Miller was left behind after Bannon got fired.

  8. CRIMEa! November 9, 2019 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    “The fact is, there is so much new stuff about Trump trying to get a foreign country to help in his re-election that we are liable to forget the outrages against our democracy that we’ve already endured. So let’s stop right now and remind ourselves that it was the Mueller investigation that produced 25 indictments of Russian citizens for hacking Democratic Party emails and for running a social media campaign intended to influence the 2016 presidential election. And it was also Mueller and his prosecutors who indicted and convicted Trump’s former campaign manager, — that would be Manafort —for tax and financial fraud crimes that landed him in prison for seven and a half years. It’s 2016 all over again” Has anyone else noticed that we already had a presidential election during which all you heard was “Russia! Russia! Russia!” and now here we are three years later in the middle of another one, and all you hear is “Ukraine! Ukraine! Ukraine!” In 2016, the connections to Trump were made through Manafort and campaign advisers like George Papadopoulos. This time, it’s Giuliani who is Trump’s cut-out to these foreign-born scam artists. And what was Giuliani using Parnas and Furman for? According to The New York Times, beginning in January of this year, “Mr. Giuliani had enlisted Mr. Parnas and Mr. Furman to collect information and make connections in Ukraine that could be used to damage Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic presidential contender, and to undermine the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.” It’s déjà vu all over again, isn’t it? In 2016, the Trump campaign was linked to Russia. This time, it’s Ukraine. In 2016, it was Manafort. This time, it’s Giuliani. Both of them linked to shady characters from Russia and Ukraine, both of them on the take for money that has been passed through shell companies and offshore banks. These guys can’t touch anything without turning it into a crooked scheme. And the biggest and most crooked scheme of all is Donald Trump’s campaign for re-election.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/is-the-man-who-ran-trumps-campaign-for-free-the-mastermind-behind-the-most-unhinged-ukraine-conspiracy-theory/

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