A former top Trump campaign official on Tuesday testified that President Donald Trump talked to political trickster Roger Stone about WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign. That testimony by Rick Gates at Stone’s trial contrasts with Trump’s claim last November that Trump did not recall speaking to Stone about WikiLeaks, the document disclosure group that during the 2016 campaign released emails stolen from the Democratic party and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s own campaign chief.
Gates testified in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. that less than a minute after finishing a July 2016 call from Stone, Trump indicated that “more information would be coming” from Wikileaks. In a written response to special counsel Robert Mueller last November, Trump had said, “I do not recall discussing WikiLeaks with” Stone, “nor do I recall Mr. Stone having discussed WikiLeaks with my campaign.”
Wow we are done with direct examination!
Prosecutor’s essentially end with Gates telling the world that Trump was told by Stone more Wikileaks info was coming.
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) November 12, 2019
“The revelation means the Trump campaign was aware of WikiLeaks’ election-year plans much earlier than previously understood. And it also shows that the president was involved in conversations about the issue, something he has previously denied.” https://t.co/eBHuKmnUE3
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 12, 2019
MAJOR BREAKING NEWS: Roger Stone’s Trial Has Just Revealed a New Impeachable Offense and Federal Felony Committed by President Trump: Perjury for Lying Under Oath During the Mueller Investigation About His Access to Kremlin Cut-Out/Hostile Nonstate Intelligence Service WikiLeaks https://t.co/bYn5K51gmk
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) November 12, 2019