BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) — Roger Stone and Michael Caputo, both former advisers to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, are speaking out about a man they claimed offered information that could have damaged Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Both men said a man who went by “Henry Greenberg” offered the information on Clinton in exchange for money in a May 2016 meeting with Stone.
The Washington Post reports Greenberg wanted $2 million for the information.
Stone and Caputo say they refused the offer.
In a news release, Caputo, of East Aurora, claimed in his May 2 interview with the Office of Special Counsel, the “Mueller team knew far more than he did about the Greenberg approach.”
Caputo said in the release that this “set off alarms.”
He said this caused him to deploy a private investigation of Greenberg in both the United States and Russia.
Caputo claimed the investigation found Greenberg is a Russian national with more than a decade of experience working with the F.B.I.
The Washington Post reported Sunday, under the name of “Henry Oknyansky,” Greenberg “claimed in a 2015 court filing related to his immigration status that he had provided information to the FBI for 17 years.”
The Post also reported that in his court filing, Greenberg said he had stopped his FBI cooperation sometime after 2013 – well before the alleged contact with Stone and Caputo.
Caputo claimed a private investigation on Greenberg found his legal name is Gennadiy Vasilievich Vostretsov.
Caputo also claimed Vostretsov has a lifelong history of violent criminal activity in Russia and the United States.
“I want to know who at James Comey’s FBI thought it was a good idea to direct a violent international criminal in our country illegally to contact my family and Stone’s family,” Caputo sayed in the statement.
The Washington Post reports an FBI spokeswoman and a spokesman for Mueller’s office have declined to comment.