Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneTrump’s ‘treason’ talk is unprecedented, un-American The Memo: Knives come out for Kelly Hulk Hogan on Florida Senate run: ‘At this moment, it’s a flat-out no’ MORE reportedly mentioned in 2016 that he had contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Stone, a confidant of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ‘subversion’ at VA MORE, mentioned throughout a telephone dialog that WikiLeaks had emails concerning Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC ‘got scammed’ into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map MORE and her former marketing campaign chairman, John Podesta, according to The Washington Post, which cited the individual on the different finish of the road.
Stone mentioned he heard the data from Assange in feedback that got here earlier than it was publicly recognized that WikiLeaks had gained entry to the emails of Podesta and the Democratic Nationwide Committee (DNC), the Put up’s supply added.
Former Trump marketing campaign aide Sam Nunberg, in the meantime, additionally informed the newspaper that Stone had knowledgeable him that he met with Assange.
Stone, who additionally suggested Trump’s marketing campaign, in an interview on Monday mentioned he didn’t have contact with Assange. He mentioned he had a dialog with Nunberg and made a joke concerning a gathering with Assange.
“I want him no sick will, however Sam can manically and persistently name you,” Stone mentioned, in keeping with the Put up, referring to Nunberg.
“I mentioned, ‘I believe I’ll go to London for the weekend and meet with Julian Assange.’ It was a joke, a throwaway line to get him off the telephone. The concept that I’d meet with Assange undetected is ridiculous on its face.’’’
He additionally mentioned the allegation that he met with Assange or “requested for a gathering or communicated with Assange is provably false.”
Assange informed the Put up earlier this yr via his lawyer he didn’t meet with Stone in spring 2016.
“WikiLeaks & Assange have repeatedly confirmed that they’ve by no means communicated with Stone,” WikiLeaks tweeted in March 2017.
Stone has up to now confronted questions on his communications with WikiLeaks from the Home Intelligence Committee.
He has additionally denied he ever mentioned WikiLeaks or the hacked emails from Clinton’s marketing campaign with Trump.