Courtesy of WaPo:
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.
“How crazy is the Russian?” Caputo wrote according to a text message reviewed by The Post. Noting that Greenberg wanted “big” money, Stone replied: “waste of time.”
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.
Keep in mind that Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of Donald Trump, made this statement back in September:
“I am aware of no evidence whatsoever of collusion by the Russian state or anyone in the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with Donald Trump,” Stone told reporters after a nearly four-hour interview with members of the House intelligence committee.
Well, that was some bullshit now wasn’t it? And it was bullshit told under oath to the House Intelligence Committee.
The newest conspiracy theory being peddled by Roger Stone and his pal Michael Caputo is that this meeting was set up by the “deep state” in order to hurt Trump’s campaign.
However, that theory does not hold water because the meeting took place almost two months before the FBI started their counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling.
The theory was further blown apart by the guy who offered the dirt on Hillary for 2 million dollars:
Greenberg, in text messages with The Post, denied that he had been acting on the FBI’s behalf when he met with Stone.
No, it seems pretty cut and dried that Stone got caught lying to the Senate.
I’m guessing that they will probably want to talk to his ass again.
At this point, my working theory is that EVERYBODY associated with the Trump campaign had illegal contact with Russians.
I will just wait for them to prove me wrong.