Roger Stone has a truly dreadful memory:
One day in late May 2016, Roger Stone — the political dark sorcerer and longtime confidant of Donald Trump — slipped into his Jaguar and headed out to meet a man with a “Make America Great Again” hat and a viscous Russian accent.
The man, who called himself Henry Greenberg, offered damaging information about Hillary Clinton, Trump’s presumptive Democratic opponent in the upcoming presidential election, according to Stone, who spoke about the previously unreported incident in interviews with The Washington Post. Greenberg, who did not reveal the information he claimed to possess, wanted Trump to pay $2 million for the political dirt, Stone said.
“You don’t understand Donald Trump,” Stone recalled saying before rejecting the offer at a restaurant in the Russian-expat magnet of Sunny Isles, Fla. “He doesn’t pay for anything.”
Later, Stone got a text message from Michael Caputo, a Trump campaign communications official who’d arranged the meeting after Greenberg had approached Caputo’s Russian-immigrant business partner.
Two years later, the brief sit-down in Florida has resurfaced as part of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s sprawling investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, according to Caputo. Caputo said he was asked about the meeting by prosecutors during a sometimes-heated questioning session last month.
Stone and Caputo, who did not previously disclose the meeting to congressional investigators, now say they believe they were the targets of a setup by U.S. law enforcement officials hostile to Trump.
That explanation sure seems plausible!
Anyway, there’s already plenty of evidence of collaboration between Russian ratfuckers and the Trump campaign; this is just another piece to put on the pile.
…Davis X. Machina in comments explains the current location of the goalposts:
I know it’s hard to keep up, but the bar for proof of evidence of collaboration is now up to “having audio of Vlad Putin personally cancelling the flight plan for Hillary’s campaign jet into either LaCrosse WI or Grand Rapids, MI”.
Nothing less is dispositive. I realize this changes daily.
Indeed. Glem may have been banned from Twitter but his spirit lives on!