ROGER STONE: Behold the ‘treachery’ that is Steve Bannon

WASHINGTON (The Daily Caller) — The Washington Post reported that former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon testified for the Grand Jury yesterday regarding his communications with me regarding the Wikileaks disclosures in October 2016.

The Special Counsel is reportedly probing whether I somehow directed or urged Wikileaks to release the allegedly hacked e-mails from the DNC in the wake of the Billy Bush accusations against Trump on Oct. 7. I did not — and there is no evidence to the contrary. In fact, Wikileaks Publisher Julian Assange announced his release schedule on Oct. 2.

When Assange held a press event Oct. 2 (Oct. 3 U.S. time) and did not release any documents that day as had been widely expected, Bannon e-mailed me asking why.

I had long predicted an October release based on Assange’s June 2016 CNN interview with Anderson Cooper in which he said he had a trove of documents on Hillary and would release them. I had been told this would come in October for months by my source Randy Credico who I identified for the House Intelligence committee.

Then Bannon (or his hatchet man Sam Nunberg) leaked this e-mail exchange to the various media outlets.

The source of Assange’s Security Concerns came from Credico

On March 9, 2018, I wrote on Stone Cold Truth:

When Assange made no disclosures on October 1st, Alex Jones was among those publicly m*therfucking Assange for losing his nerve. Credico told me that Assange had demurred on October 1st because of the concerns of one of his lawyers, Daniel Ellsberg, about threats to Assange’s life if he went forward with the disclosures. Remember, Hillary Clinton actually advocated the use of a drone strike to kill Assange in London, in order to prevent the disclosure of what she knew he had.

Credico told me that Secretary of State John Kerry had astonishingly gone to British Prime Minister Teresa May and asked that Britain rescind its diplomatic recognition of Ecuador for one day, stripping Assange of his asylum, so that United and British authorities could storm the Embassy and seize Assange …

Credico predicted that Assange “would do the right thing” and in fact Assange announced the schedule of a serious of forthcoming disclosures in his October 2nd remarks, which was little noticed by the press. He would follow this schedule to devastating effect.

More importantly my prediction of “a load every week going forward” is based on Assange’s own public announcement hours before-that there would be weekly releases going through and beyond the election and not any communication with Wikileaks or Assange. Politico reported this.

When Bannon’s minion Matt Boyle asked me if what Assange had was “good” I replied it was, based on Credico’s insistence the material was “devastating,” “bombshell” and would “change the race.” This turned out to be right, although — as I have testified — I never knew the content or source of the Wikileaks disclosures in advance.

Bannon’s animus toward me stems from a column I wrote for the Daily Caller arguing that he had outlived his usefulness in the Trump White House and should be fired. The next day, he was.

Bannon also told the Washington Post that the idea to bring the woman victims to the debate was his while the paper trail tells a very different story.

If the Grand Jury was told that either of my comments to Bannon were based on anything other than information I had already attributed to my source under oath or information reported publicly that day, they were misled.

What I am guilty of is using publicly available information and a solid tip to bluff, posture, hype and punk Democrats on Twitter. This is called “politics.” It’s not illegal.



CAN’T LET GO: Dems sue Trump campaign, Russia and Wikileaks over alleged 2016 election interference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hill) — The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is suing the Russian government, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks, alleging that the three entities conspired to help President Trump win the 2016 election.

The Washington Post reported Friday that the DNC filed the multimillion dollar lawsuit in federal district court in Manhattan.

“During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump’s campaign,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement.

“This constituted an act of unprecedented treachery: the campaign of a nominee for President of the United States in league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own chance to win the presidency.”

The DNC is seeking millions of dollars in damages related to the hacked DNC emails that WikiLeaks published during the campaign, according to the Post.

The lawsuit alleges that hacking and publishing the DNC emails was part of a larger conspiracy to damage Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign and help Trump win the election.

The suit names as defendants several Trump campaign aides who met with Russian nationals during the campaign, including campaign chairman Paul Manafort and deputy chairman Richard Gates, both of whom have since been charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election.

The DNC lawsuit also names Donald Trump Jr., Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner and on-and-off Trump confidant Roger Stone.

Read more at The Hill



WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke out on Tuesday, blaming her election loss to president Trump on FBI director James Comey and Julian Assange.

Showing emotions ranging from anger to indignation, Clinton referenced the now famous announcement made by Comey late in the presidential campaign that agents were looking into new details related to the scandal surrounding the former Secretary of State handling of classified emails. She also blamed the massive hack of DNC emails that were released at the order of Julian Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy watchdog group, Wikileaks.

“I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but were scared off,” said Clinton while speaking at a Women for Women International Conference ( “If the election were on October 27, I’d be your president.”

Although Clinton said she took “absolute personal responsibility” for her loss to Trump, she then went on to blame her failed presidential bid on being a woman.

Asked by moderator Christiane Amanpour if misogyny played a role in her campaign failure, she replied, “Yes I do think it played a role.”

“And I think as we learn more and more about unprecedented foreign interference from a foreign leader who is not in my fan club” she added, referencing claims by Democrats that the election results were manipulated by the Russians.

As for her future political aspirations, Clinton says she now plays the role of activist.
“I’m now back to being an activist citizen, and part of the resistance,” she said.

“It is a painful process reliving the campaign,” said Clinton, adding that she is now working on a memoir to document her life in the political spotlight.



Two days after unveiling what he claimed to be the Central Intelligence Agency’s “entire hacking capacity,” Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says it’s still not clear if the CIA targeted Americans.

Speaking Thursday during a live web broadcast from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has remained in seclusion for the past five years, Assange said it is still unknown whether the CIA concentrated it’s spying activity on Americans or foreign interests.

“The answer is not known,” Assange said when asked about the matter. His group, he said, has a list of more than 22,000 Internet addresses, known as IP addresses, “corresponding to CIA activities within the United States.” At issue is the fact that he isn’t sure what exactly what was taking place at those addresses.

Assange also used to platform to call out a CNN reporter who asked whether or not the CIA’s actions would be considered legal “as long as these are overseas targets” as suspicious.

“There are many questions that might be asked by CNN. One that seems to defend the interests of the CIA, I think, is a bit problematic as being the first question to ask,” said Assange.

Tuesday’s leak of more than 8,000 documents sent the federal government, already hit several times by high profile leaks, into a tailspin as some of the spy agency’s most top secret and highly guarded cyber tools were revealed to the world.

Despite vows from the federal government to find the person responsible for leaking the documents to Wikileaks, Assange remained defiant, blaming the American government for allowing itself to be hacked.

“The Central Intelligence Agency lost control of its entire cyberweapons arsenal,” Assange said. “This is an historic act of devastating incompetence to have created such an arsenal and stored it all in one place and not secured it.”

WikiLeaks has carried out a global crusade in recent years to expose government secrets through a series of document drops. One such incident was credited with the downfall of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign after a hack of the DNC revealed a series of embarrassing emails documenting chaos and backstabbing within the democratic party.

In a statement on Wednesday, CIA spokesman Jonathan Liu denied allegations that the agency had spied on Americans and said CIA spy techniques are reserved only for potential foreign threats.

“CIA is legally prohibited from conducting electronic surveillance targeting individuals here at home, including our fellow Americans, and CIA does not do so,” said Liu.



In another embarrassing expose of the United States government, Julian Assange on Tuesday released what he claims to be the entire hacking capacity of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Released through his anti-secrecy website, Wikileaks, Assange dropped an 8,000-plus page disclosure that he described as “the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency.”

“Recently, the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized “zero day” exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation,” Wikileaks stated on its website. “This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA. The archive appears to have been circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with portions of the archive.”

According to Assange, the 8,761 documents and files, released as “Vault 7 Part 1” and titled “Year Zero”, were obtained from an “isolated, high-security network” at the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Va. The facility reportedly employs more than 5,000 people but it was not revealed which of those employees tipped off Assange.

Per a statement on the Wikileaks website, the argosy of documents had been “circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors,” one of whom “recently” made the archive available to Assange.

The wealth of documents allegedly includes information on CIA-developed malware with names such as “Assassin” and “Medusa”, that were specifically developed to target iPhones, Android phones, Microsoft, Mac and Linux operating systems and smart TVs. According to the leaked documents, an entire unit in the CIA has been assigned the duty of inventing programs that have the ability to hack Apple products.

In it’s statement, Wikileaks hinted that some of the technologies may play a role in high tech assassinations of political foes.

“It would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations,” the release stated.

Former NSA whistle blower, Edward Snowden, tweeted Tuesday afternoon about the WikiLeaks release.

“Still working through the publication, but what @Wikileaks has here is genuinely a big deal. Looks authentic,” wrote Snowden, who remains in Russia under political asylum as he seeks to avoid criminal prosecution in the U.S.

In response to a request for statement, a spokesperson for the CIA said, “The Central Intelligence Agency does not comment on the authenticity or content of purported intelligence documents. There will be no further statement at this time.”