Hackers linked with Russian Federation used "Best, the Gmail team" to intrude into John Podesta, the then-chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign on March 19, 2016 that resulted into Clinton losing the presidential election.
Stone had asked to appear at a public hearing before the committee, which is examining the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, his attorney, Robert Buschel, told Politico.
Stone's lawyer, Robert Buschel, told Politico on Tuesday that Stone asked for a public hearing, but that the GOP-led committee was "done with public".
"I never made any reference to John Podesta's email".
"We tried really hard", Buschel told Politico.
Stone had previously requested a hearing in an open session to respond to Podesta, who appeared before the panel earlier on Tuesday.
The first warning sign came in September 2015 when an agent from the FBI's Washington Field Office notified the Democratic National Committee that Russian hackers had compromised at least one DNC computer."They left a phone message at the help desk of the DNC", Podesta said.
Congress has already asked Stone for information related to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, but Stone focused on using this particular testimony to counter Podesta. After the Washington Post reported on the Obama administration's internal deliberations about how to respond evidence of Russian Federation meddling, Trump said in a Fox News interview that Obama "did nothing" about Russian Federation. In several interviews since the House Intelligence Committee opened its aforementioned probe, Stone has remained insistent that there wasn't even contact between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. According to that same statement, Stone is reportedly looking forward to making his testimony to the committee.