Political consultant and former Trump adviser Roger Stone stopped to talk to reporters before giving a closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.
Ston outlined that he thinks there is strong evidence to support the DNC email hack being an inside job- that the Russians, in fact, had nothing to do with it. Rather, Stone brought up the possibility that someone from within the DNC with insider access to secure data downloaded the information and sent it to WikiLeaks on a thumb drive.
REPORTER: Is it still your view that Russians had nothing to do with the hacks of the DNC or Mr. Podesta?
ROGER STONE: That is my belief. I subscribe to the view published in The Nation magazine several weeks ago that the computer science seems to indicate an inside job. So, I don’t know whether the DNC was hacked at all. I don’t know that it was hacked by Russians.
Now on the basis of this report, I tend to believe that it was an inside job meaning the data was downloaded to say a thumb drive and spirited out of the building. I would point out that Craig Murray who was a British diplomat has said for the record that he received information from the DNC on a thumb drive and passed it to WikiLeaks.
Stone was referencing a report compiled by The Nation that raised questions over the DNC email hack. You can read the full report here. Watch Stone’s whole interview below: