During its investigation of the Russian hack of the Democrats, "the government obtained and executed dozens of search warrants on various accounts used to facilitate the transfer of stolen documents for release, as well as to discuss the timing and promotion of their release. , "the prosecutors wrote Friday to a federal judge.
"Several of those searches were executed on accounts that contained Stone's communications with Guccifer 2.0 and with Organization 1," which is WikiLeaks.
Previously, the prosecutors had only outlined how Stone attempted to get in touch with WikiLeaks " Julian Assange through intermediaries. Stone sought to learn about what the hackers had been stealing from the Democratic Party and how it hoped it could help Donald Trump's campaign, prosecutors said.
The new filing provided no further details on what was contained in the communications.
The prosecutors have not yet explained in full the extent to which Stone actually reached WikiLeaks or Assange, or published public charges against them for their role in the distribution of the hacked data.
Friday's filing is the strongest detail yet provided by the prosecutors that Stone and WikiLeaks were in touch.
Prosecutors stated that they found the accounts, they found communications between Stone and WikiLeaks, which is only described as Organization 1, as well as Guccifer 2.0 which is the alias used by Russian intelligence to disseminate the documents.
Stone and his legal team will have access to these search warrants as they review evidence in the case to prepare for his trial. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of witnessing, obstruction of justice and lying.
Case Will Not Be Reassigned
case, by alleging that his charges are unrelated to the case of the Russian hack of the Democrats. Prosecutors say they are indeed related, because they both belong to the same search warrants.
Jackson also placed a order on Stone and Attorneys involved in his criminal case, Although Stone's ability to speak publicly isn't completely restricted.
Lawyers "for the parties and the witnesses must refrain from making statements to the media or in public settings that pose a substantial likelihood of material prejudice to this case," Jackson wrote. .
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