The Inquisitr reported in May of 2017 that Stone was in contact with "Guccifer 2.0", and may have received stolen materials from the fictional persona, who was actually a collective of Russian intelligence operatives.
"My contact with the campaign in 2016 was Donald Trump", he added.
Stone told CNN that believes he was not one of the persons alleged to have been in contact with the Russian conspirators. The indictment also alleges that organization 1 released the first set off emails from the chairman of the Clinton campaign on October 7, 2016, which is the same day WikiLeaks released the first batch of John Podesta's emails.
The Mueller's team appeared increasingly focused on whether any associates of Trump knew that the Russian government had hacked emails from the DNC and Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta and provided them to Wikileaks during the last presidential election, according to those sources.
"I think it is unlikely to be me because I never have any communication with anyone in the Trump camp regarding my one-time communication with somebody claiming to be Guccifer 2.0", said Stone.
"Eleven of the defendants are charged with conspiring to hack into computers, steal documents and release those documents with the intent to interfere in the election", said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The documents mention Guccifer 2.0 "communicated with USA persons about the release of stolen documents". "I think that you'll be rewarded mightily by our press".
Stone downplayed the significance of his contact with Guccifer 2.0, calling the exchange "benign based on its content, context and timing". "The Conspirators responded using the Guccifer 2.0 persona and sent the candidate stolen documents related to the candidate's opponent", reads an excerpt from the court filing.
"This exchange is entirely public and provides no evidence of collaboration or collusion with Guccifer 2.0 or anyone else in the alleged hacking of the DNC emails, as well as taking place many weeks after the events described in today's indictment", Stone said.
The two-part operation started with a "spearphishing" effort in early 2016, the indictment said.
Among the documents was a 2013 internal research report vetting Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham, who was then running for Congress.