In the wake of indictments of Russian intelligence officers acting to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, CNN host Chris Cuomo had former Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone on his show Friday night.
In a contentious interview, Stone refused to admit that he talked to Russian intelligence agents during the campaign, but did finally admit that he was the unnamed person of interest mentioned, after saying he was not earlier today.
“I probably am the person in the indictment,” Stone said.
However, he would not admit that he communicated with Russians, or thatt Russians interfered in the election.
“You can’t read this indictment… and not face the reality that the United States was hacked, by Russia, during the election. Will you accept that as fact?” Cuomo asked.
“No, I’m sorry, I think it is still unproven,” he said.
Stone also said that the U.S. had interfered in Russian elections 20 years ago and therefore were in no position to complain.
“We” (the U.S.) did it to them,” he said, naming Boris Yeltsin as the beneficiary of American help.
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— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) July 14, 2018