"I was not in regular contact with campaign officials", Stone said. Stone said the messages "don't provide any evidence of collaboration or collusion".
"My contact with the campaign in 2016 was Donald Trump".
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice, Friday, July 13, 2018, in Washington. They included my exchange with Guccifer, which is now public, in the indictment. "They're talking about the timing of some things that happened at the campaign and at the convention", Caputo told ABC News in May.
It was unclear whether the indictment might factor into Mr. Trump's meeting with Mr. Putin on Monday. "I'm not sure the kind of contact he had with the campaign once Manafort was out".
In his interview later Friday with Cuomo, Stone that he "misunderstood the reference".
"The indictments tell us that.no longer can we deny in any shape or form that Russians were involved", said cybersecurity expert Sam Woolley of the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California. "Under what Roger told me, I don't see how he's part of a grand conspiracy there". He then predicted WikiLeaks would release a tranche of documents related to the Clinton Foundation in October.
Stone said Credico never got back to him on the matter.
"Leaking after the fact", Stone added, "impossible".More news: President Trump arrives in Belgium after blasting North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies
Trump has never condemned Russian Federation over meddling in the 2016 election despite the findings of all top USA intelligence agencies, and the Kremlin has insisted it didn't meddle in the US election.
Russian Federation has denied any involvement in the attack and rejected accusations that it interfered in the United States presidential election in a bid to help Trump win.
"No, I'm sorry, I think it is still unproven", Stone told Cuomo.
In their correspondence with the "US person", the alleged hackers were pretending to be hacker Guccifer 2.0, and asked whether the material they posted online (a turnout model for the Democrats presidential campaign) was of use.
The indictment lays out a sweeping effort starting in March 2016 to break into key Democratic email accounts, such as those belonging to the Democratic National Committee, the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Nunberg noted that it was more likely Stone believed the emails were actually stolen from Seth Rich, a 27-year-old DNC staffer who was fatally shot on a Washington, D.C. street in the early morning hours of July 10, 2016.
One of the Russians probed election websites in Iowa, Florida and Georgia, looking for vulnerabilities just days before the November election, the indictment charged. "Trump did not call on, or invite, Russia or anyone else to hack Hillary Clinton's emails.' Instead, Jason Miller suggested, Trump was saying the Russians already had the data because Clinton's server wasn't secure". But he reiterated to Cuomo on Friday that the interaction was "benign" and "innocuous", and the known interaction does not contain evidence of cooperation between Guccifer 2.0 and the Trump campaign.
"The description of the actions of Organisation 1 in the indictment is identical to how one would describe any journalistic organisation", Pollack said.