Roger Stone, a longtime Republican provocateur and former confidant of President Donald Trump, waits in line at the federal court in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Stone wanted to 'debrief' Kushner on DNC email hack

November 12, 2019 - 10:58 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone asked for Jared Kushner's contact information in order to "debrief" the president's son-in-law about hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee.

That's according to testimony from Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide who became a key cooperator in the special counsel's Russia probe. He's testifying Tuesday at Stone's criminal trial in federal court in Washington.

Jurors were shown text messages from Stone that included a June message asking for Kushner's contact information. Gates did not say if Stone received Kushner's information. Kushner was a senior adviser to the Trump campaign at the time.

Stone is accused of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing a House probe of Russian election meddling.

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