Mueller prosecutors’ evidence in Roger Stone case includes Apple iCloud data

“Information the Justice Department collected from Roger Stone’s iCloud accounts and email accounts and on computer hardware spans ‘several years,’ special counsel Robert Mueller said Thursday,” Katelyn Polantz reports for CNN. “As is required by law, the prosecutors will begin sharing the evidence against Stone that they collected with his legal defense team so he can prepare for a trial. ”

“The evidence includes ;multiple hard drives containing several terabytes of information consisting of, among other things, FBI case reports, search warrant applications and results (e.g., Apple iCloud accounts and email accounts), bank and financial records, and the contents of numerous physical devices (e.g., cellular phones, computers, and hard drives),” Polantz reports. “The prosecutors say in the filing Thursday that the FBI seized electronic devices from Stone’s home, apartment and office.”

Polantz reports, “Stone pleaded not guilty last week to seven counts of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice and witness tampering.”

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  1. Looks like storing evidence in the cloud is now a fad for those listed as Mueller’s Targets. Not too smart – if you are breaking the law avoid the cloud. No Kiddy Porn or Trip Reports on your last visit to Russia.

    1. If criminals were smart, they wouldn’t be involved in crime in the first place.
      Note to criminals, please place all your incriminating evidence in iCloud and use Password123 as your password. That way you will not lose it.

    2. I think the bigger problem is likely a thought that they would NEVER get caught, so, a lax use of encryption and other standard security protocols (having your password in a text file called “not my iCloud password” in a folder labeled “passwords not here” doesn’t mean it’s secure.)

      1. And they wouldn’t have been caught, any of them, if they hadn’t gone and gotten one of themselves elected president. They’d all still be raking in millions in ill-gotten gains, with no worries about anybody doing a damn thing about it. Manafort especially.

  2. I know few would believe it but it is quite possible that permission was given to access his iCloud info. I’m not saying there is nothing wrong but until the facts come out no one knows.

    1. There is absolutely nothing in either the iCloud user agreement nor in any presidential communication of the last 2 years to prompt me to trust either. It is amazing how many people allow themselves to be deceived so easily.

  3. . . . and just think how much google and facebook and twitter and others have from years ago stored up on some server of each one of us. And how government procecutors (and lawyers) can twist a lie to be a truth and a truth to be a lie. Money and power can get your 20 year old searches and emails.

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