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    Donald Trump’s unofficial adviser Roger Stone was informed about the upcoming WikiLeaks' publication of Hillary Clinton’s campaign emails by a US source, The Guardian reported Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Stone, who predicted a storm brewing around Clinton campaign’s chair John Podesta in an August tweet, told The Guardian newspaper he was tipped off on the leak by a US libertarian working in media.

    Trump’s alleged confidante denied having met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange or anyone from his team in person, but said his source was Assange’s friend.

    Emails from Podesta’s alleged hacked account were first dumped online on October 8. Since then, the whistleblower website has published 43,104 emails out of some 50,000 it promised to make public. Clinton's camp blamed the leak on Russia.

    The publication of Podesta emails dealt a hard blow to Clinton’s presidential campaign just weeks before US voters go to the polls to elect a successor to President Barack Obama. The latest polls showed Clinton and Trump running neck-and-neck.

    WikiLeaks: John Podesta Emails (74)


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