Roger Stone Won’t Deny Mueller May Have a Witness To His WikiLeaks Talks With Trump
In a recent interview with the New Yorker‘s Jeffrey Toobin, now-indicted Roger Stone refused to discount rumors that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a witness to his alleged conversations with President Donald Trump about WikiLeaks.
In the interview, Toobin asked Stone to comment on rumors that the special counsel “has a witness who says he heard Trump and Stone on a speakerphone discussing WikiLeaks.”
Stone’s response: “Prove it.”
Stone’s indictment mentions “an unnamed person, possibly Trump himself, who ‘directed’ a senior campaign official to tell Stone to find out what was coming from WikiLeaks” during the presidential campaign in 2016.
The Mueller investigation in its indictment of Roger Stone alleges that the Trump ally lied to Congressional investigators about his attempts to contact WikiLeaks for information about emails that were stolen from John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman.
The indictment also claims that Stone sent threatening messages to talk show host Randy Credico, which resulted in Credico’s also lying to investigators.
Trump and Stone were in regular contact throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, during which Stone worked to get information about hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Stone went on record as saying he believes the Mueller investigation is nothing more than a pretext to remove Trump from the Oval Office.
“Those who think the Mueller investigation will die out with a whimper are dreaming,” Stone told Toobin post-indictment on charges of obstruction of justice, lying to Congress, and witness tampering. “This is a pretext to allow them to remove both Trump and Pence and replace them with Leather Face — I mean, Nancy Pelosi — and then she can appoint Hillary Clinton as V.P. That’s been the agenda from the beginning.”