Ex-Fox News Reporter Carl Cameron Details How the Russia Government Coordinated with Trump's Campaign
Former Fox News Channel chief political correspondent Carl Cameron detailed how the Russian government coordinated with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, in an interview published Tuesday by ThinkProgress.
In a series of interviews, Cameron explained the connection between the campaign, longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone and WikiLeaks—the self-described “transparency” organization critics say functioned as an arm of the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.
“Trump confidant Roger Stone’s success was having the connections and creating the opportunities for [Russian intelligence officer] Guccifer2.0 and other Russian groups to really start taking advantage of social media and pounding these negative memes that Hillary’s a crook, et cetera,” Cameron told ThinkProgress’s Joe Romm.
Cameron walked through Stone’s combination with Guccifer2.0, the Russian intelligence officer who masqueraded as a lone hacker to divulge leaked information on Hillary Clinton advisers. As Cameron explained, Stone spoke directly with Guccifer2.0 and bragged to associates he conversed with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Stone has since denied he told associates he had contact with Assange.
“It’s important to know that Roger’s entire career was based on doing dirty tricks,” Cameron told ThinkProgress. “He boasted about it from the time he was in college until today.”