Report: Stephen Bannon Was Roger Stone’s Intermediary To The Trump Campaign

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The "high-ranking Trump Campaign official" who communicated with Roger Stone about WikiLeaks was Stephen Bannon.

The senior Trump campaign official noted in Roger Stone’s indictment appears to be former campaign chairman Stephen Bannon, according to TPM, noted in the document as the official who communicated with Stone regarding WikiLeaks’ plan to release Hillary Clinton’s stolen emails.

Per the indictment, a “high-ranking Trump Campaign official” emailed Stone “asking about the status of future releases” just days before WikiLeaks began dumping the emails, to which Stone responded that the organization’s found, Julian Assange, would release “a load every week going forward.”

A person familiar with the matter confirmed to TPM that the indictment is referring to Bannon.

Bannon joined the Trump campaign as chairman in August 2016, after the departure of the now-convicted Paul Manafort.

Wikileaks began publishing the emails, stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s account, on Oct. 7.

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