WaPo: Stone Met During Campaign With Russian National Offering Clinton Dirt

The meeting was set up by Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo and was previously unreported.

Nothing came of the meeting, attorney Dennis C. Vacco said in a letter to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Caputo told The Post that Robert Mueller is now investigating the meeting and its ties to the special counsel's collusion case.

When contacted by the Post, Greenberg originally denied the meeting.

Under that name, he claimed in a 2015 court filing related to his immigration status that over 17 years, and during various travels around the globe, he provided the Federal Bureau of Investigation with information that led to arrests for human trafficking, money laundering and insurance fraud.

Caputo said he hired investigators using money from his legal defense fund to dig into Greenberg's background and has produced a "dossier" with the findings, which Stone endorses.

We already knew that Roger Stone, the long-time Trump confidant, had been in contact with a Russian hacker via Twitter DMs during the campaign, long before, in an unrelated matter, he got himself permanently banned from the site.

Mueller is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Shinnecock Hills shocker as golf's biggest stars crumble
While Johnson was shooting 6-over 41, including four bogeys and a double bogey, Koepka went out in even-par 35. But after missing the cut at Shinnecock Hills , one thing is abundantly clear: he won't do it at the U.S.

Speaking to CNN's Jake Tapper Sunday, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he "certainly" did not have any knowledge of the 2016 meeting, nor did he believe Trump had been aware of it. In a now-deleted Twitter message, Caputo said that when he was in Russian Federation he "worked for the Kremlin".

On May 29, 2016, Caputo checked back with Stone via text message, The Post reported.

Last year Stone denied having any contact with Russian Federation during the campaign, a story that has been shifting ever since.

Stone told The Post that he did disclose the meeting either, calling the meeting unimportant "due diligence" that would have been "political malpractice" not to explore. He alternatively said Stone had never talked to the president about it, and that he didn't know if Stone had. He pressed Republicans on the committee to make the interview transcripts available to Mueller's team "for a determination whether any witnesses committed perjury before our committee".

"The first one is, we now see, unfortunately, this pattern that has emerged where it's either Donald Trump Jr. or it's now Roger Stone, they seem to get caught the their, let's call them misrepresentations, generously".

The report is the latest example of Trump campaign allies having contact with Russians and being less than forthcoming about them.

The FBI declined to comment, but has said its counterintelligence investigation didn't begin until July 2016, two months after the meeting.

Recommended News

  • Chandimal pleads not guilty to 'sweet in pocket' ball tampering: ICC

    Chandimal pleads not guilty to 'sweet in pocket' ball tampering: ICC

    Bancroft was subsequently whacked with a nine-month ban from worldwide and first-class cricket by Cricket Australia. The Sri Lankans contained the home side with excellent bowling, trapping Smith and tricking Dowrich.
    Migrants Killed in Possible Human Smuggling Rollover Crash

    Migrants Killed in Possible Human Smuggling Rollover Crash

    The vehicle was traveling around 100 miles per hour, according to Boyd. 5 immigrants killed in rollover crash in Dimmit, Texas. Yolanda Choates, a US Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman, directed questions to the Dimmit County Sheriff's Office.
    8 pedestrians injured by taxi on sidewalk in Moscow

    8 pedestrians injured by taxi on sidewalk in Moscow

    Police have detained the taxi driver who had a Kyrgyz driving license, the Moscow traffic authority wrote on social media. The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 200 metres from Red Square and Moscow's famous Gum shopping arcade.
  • Actress Mary McCormack says husband's Tesla shot flames in traffic

    Actress Mary McCormack says husband's Tesla shot flames in traffic

    An investigation is now underway, but it is believed the blaze could have begun from a faulty battery. A spokesperson said: "We offer our support to local authorities and are glad our customer is safe".

    Kolarov strikes sees off Costa Rica

    His experienced side were solid throughout, with 23-year-old Lazio forward Sergej Milinkovic-Savic a constant threat. Navas also stopped Milinkovic-Savic's bicycle kick in front of goal in the 42nd minute, but it was ruled offside.
    Argentina vs Iceland: Messi speaks on missing penalty, Croatia game

    Argentina vs Iceland: Messi speaks on missing penalty, Croatia game

    Iceland was indebted to Halldorsson for picking up a point, though, as he kept out Messi's spot-kick shortly after the hour mark. Despite Argentina failing to convince in Moscow, Hallgrimsson still believes they have the talent to go deep in this World Cup .
  • Figures show about 2000 minors separated from families

    Figures show about 2000 minors separated from families

    In a roughly six-week period, almost 2,000 minors were separated from adults at the border, according to The Associated Press. The president is facing mounting anger of the policy and a crisis he has continued to blame the Democrats for.
    Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener

    Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener

    Steven Zuber has been directly involved in six goals in his last six global starts for Switzerland (four goals, two assists). Fred, who will cost United a reported £52m, has won eight caps for Brazil since making his senior debut back in 2014.
    Beyonce and Jay-Z move fans with Grenfell Tower tribute

    Beyonce and Jay-Z move fans with Grenfell Tower tribute

    The video also included a piece for the new track called Salud, which is not on the joint album . In the piece, the couple pose in front of the Mona Lisa, looking stylish in matching suits.
  • Ted Cruz Defeats Jimmy Kimmel In 'Blobfish Basketball Classic'

    Ted Cruz Defeats Jimmy Kimmel In 'Blobfish Basketball Classic'

    Cruz told reporters he would go as far as to " pull [Kimmel's] shorts to the ground " to prevent Kimmel from dunking a basket. Because this is a guy who, during the election, Donald Trump insinuated that his wife was ugly and his dad helped kill JFK.
    Millie Bobby Brown skipping MTV Movie Awards after 'milestone' injury

    Millie Bobby Brown skipping MTV Movie Awards after 'milestone' injury

    Individually, Millie is up for the Best Actor in a Show and the Best Kiss Award for her smooch with co-star Finn Wolfhard . According to TheWrap, the tag first appeared in November but resurfaced in June to coincide with Pride Month.
    Mexico Upsets Germany With 1-0 Win in World Cup Opener

    Mexico Upsets Germany With 1-0 Win in World Cup Opener

    Nearly immediately, they had a chance to level only for Guilhermo Ochoa to push Kroos' free-kick onto the bar with his fingertips. And if they finish runners-up to the Mexicans, Germany could be on course to face Brazil in a daunting second-round matchup.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.