Three days ago US Rep. Jerrold Nadler questioned FBI director James Comey about Trump surrogate Roger Stone’s self-proclaimed ties to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who will supposedly issue an announcement from the balcony of his London hideout on Tuesday night. Early this morning Stone posted the above tweet. Media Matters has the transcript of Nadler’s questions:
REP. JERROLD NADLER (D-NY): Let me talk about a case that may pose a current national security threat to the United States and ask you a few questions about that. In his earlier remarks, Mr. [John] Conyers [D-MI] referenced an August 30 letter from the ranking members of a number of House committees. That letter asked whether the FBI was investigating troubling connections between Trump campaign officials and Russian interests and whether they contributed to the illegal hacking of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic National Campaign Committee. You’re familiar with that letter, I take it?
JAMES COMEY (FBI DIRECTOR): Yes, I’m familiar with the letter.
NADLER: I’d like to ask you a few questions. The letter said this and I quote. “On August 8, 2016, Roger Stone, a Donald Trump confidant, revealed that he has communicated with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about the upcoming release of additional illegally hacked Democratic documents. Mr. Stone made these statements during a Republican campaign event while answering a question about a potential ‘October surprise.’”
Obviously if someone is stating publicly that he is in direct communication with the organization that obtained these illegally hacked documents, I assume the FBI would want to talk to that person. Has the FBI interviewed Roger Stone about his communications with Julian Assange or his knowledge of how WikiLeaks got these illegally obtained documents?
COMEY: I can’t comment on that.
NADLER: Mr. Stone stated that he has knowledge about upcoming leaks of additional illegally hacked documents. Has the FBI asked him about those communications?
COMEY: I also can’t comment on that.
NADLER: Because it’s an ongoing investigation?
COMEY: I don’t want to confirm whether there is or is not an investigation.
PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Last month Stone called for the execution of Bill Clinton for treason. In August, Stone vowed to move to Costa Rica if Hillary is elected. Also in August he declared that he is working with Wikileaks to bring down Hillary. That same week he promoted a website that calls for executing all homosexuals. Stone has been banned from appearing on CNN and MSNBC for his long history of racist tweets and for calling for the executions of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.