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.

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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.

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