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Roger Stone Reportedly Tried to Get Hillary Clinton Emails from Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

Former President Donald Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone reportedly tried to get Hillary Clinton emails from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange despite what he had previously told Congressional investigators.

A report from the Wall Street Journal published on Thursday claimed that Stone used a New York radio host as an intermediary to ask Assange about Clinton emails.

That radio host, identified as Randy Credico, was actually named in a statement to the House Intel Committee on the matter made by Stone himself.  However, at the time Stone downplayed Credico’s role, saying he only served to “independently confirm” that Wikileaks had the Clinton emails.

Yet, according to the WSJ report, in an email dated September 28, 2016, Credico actually asked Assange, “for any State or HRC e-mail from August 10 to August 30–particularly on August 20, 2011.”

Stone also specifically asked for the Clinton emails in the correspondence obtained by WSJ, writing at one point, “Please ask Assange for any State or HRC e-mail from August 10 to August 30–particularly on August 20, 2011.”

Then, when Credico suggested the Clinton emails would be on the Wikileaks site, Stone responded, “Why do we assume WikiLeaks has released everything they have ???”

This evidence all seems to contradict Stone’s prior statement and cast new doubt on his role in the matter.

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