Bannon Is High-Ranking Official in Stone Indictment, Source Says

(Bloomberg) -- Former White House aide Steve Bannon is the “high-ranking campaign official” referenced in the discussion of October emails in the 24-page indictment released Friday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The indictment of Roger Stone, a longtime Republican strategist and sometime confidant of President Donald Trump, refers to hacked emails related to Hillary Clinton’s campaign released by an organization matching the description of WikiLeaks.

Bannon was Trump’s campaign manager and served as White House chief strategist in during first seven months of the Trump administration.

“The specific charges that have been brought against Mr. Stone have nothing to do with the president,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Friday.

Stone was arrested in Florida earlier in the day.

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