Trump ally Roger Stone is pushing back hard against speculation that he had correspondence with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ahead of their leaking of Clinton campaign emails that rocked the 2016 election.
Earlier this week, an email exchange between Stone and former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg was released by the press. In an August 2016 email, Stone wrote that he “dined” with his “new pal Julian Assange” the night prior.
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During an appearance on Fox News late Thursday night, Stone began by calling the report a “mainstream media mugging” and going after Nunberg for his “very neurotic personality.”
“He would sometimes call you 30 or 40 times a day. Often I would let his calls roll over to voice message and not talk to him because usually it’s just kind of ‘what do you know, what do you hear’ and I’m a busy man,” Stone said. “Sam called late one Friday. I was trying to get him off the phone. He asked me that I was doing for the weekend. I said I thought I would fly to London, have dinner with Julian Assange.”
Stone insisted that what he wrote in the email was a joke and that he “milked” in that email with Nunberg, a joke he apparently didn’t get. Stone also pointed to his passport and surveillance footage at the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Assange has found sanctuary to prove that their meeting never took place. He added that he has receipts and airline tickets to prove he was in California at the time.
“What I find kind of amusing here is that I discussed this on InfoWars with Alex Jones on August 4, CNN says that’s a revelation because prior to that in their timeline, I had never pointed out that these revelations were allegedly, quote/unquote, ‘devastating,'” Stone elaborated.
Shannon Bream then pressed Stone about remarks he made in 2016 about having communicated with Assange. He clarified that he was referring to a journalist who had direct communications with Assange at the time.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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