Special Counsel Robert Mueller is probing whether former Trump adviser Roger Stone tried to intimidate a witness who contradicted Stone’s account of his relationship with Wikileaks, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Stone had previously said he was in contact with Wikileaks during the 2016 presidential campaign, but he has since claimed he was exaggerating.
He has also said most of what he knew about Wikileaks he learned from radio personality Randy Credico, an assertion Credico has disputed. An irate Stone threatened Credico in emails to “sue the f–” out of him, saying he was a “loser a liar and a rat,” the Journal reported.
The Hill reports:
David Lugo, a filmmaker who knows both Credico and Stone, told the Journal that he testified before Mueller’s grand jury about a blog post Stone helped him write that spoke harshly about Credico.
Businessman Bill Samuels said he was also a witness and was asked about Credico’s response to messages from Stone that were allegedly threatening, according to the Journal. Stone categorically denied any attempts to intimidate Credico in an email to The Hill.
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