Text Messages Show Roger Stone, Friend Discussing WikiLeaks' Plans - NBC 6 South Florida
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Text Messages Show Roger Stone, Friend Discussing WikiLeaks' Plans

Stone, a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, has denied colluding with WikiLeaks

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    The Path to a Healthier America
    Andrew Harnik/AP, File
    This Sept. 26, 2017, file photo shows longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone depart after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Trump confidante Roger Stone was told that Hillary Clinton's "campaign will die this week" six days before WikiLeaks began releasing her campaign chairman's emails, according to copies of text messages Stone provided to NBC News.

    The message came from Stone's friend, radio host Randy Credico, who told Stone he had insights into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's plans through Assange's lawyer.

    The messages show that Credico appeared to be providing regular updates to Stone on Assange's plans ahead of the release of the hacked emails that changed the trajectory of the 2016 presidential campaign.

    Stone is a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, sources have said. Stone has denied colluding with WikiLeaks and said the messages he shared support his claim that his only information on WikiLeaks came from Credico.

    A Timeline of Mueller’s Russia Investigation

    [NATL] A Timeline of Mueller’s Russia Investigation

    On May 17, 2017, former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to oversee the investigation into possible links between Russia and the Trump campaign. He secured the conviction of one Trump associate, guilty pleas from several others and the indictment of Russians who allegedly interfered in the 2016 election.

    (Published Friday, March 22, 2019)

    Credico told NBC News that the messages don't show he "had any knowledge of anything that Assange was going to do because I didn't."

      

    #formatSections #formatSections #formatSections #formatSections #formatSections #formatSections #formatSections #formatSections #formatSections #formatSections #formatSections #formatSections