The Associated Press reports:
Weeks after Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel in the Russia investigation, Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, reassured WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a Twitter message that if prosecutors came after him, “I will bring down the entire house of cards,” according to FBI documents made public Tuesday.
The records reveal the extent of communications between Stone and Assange, whose anti-secrecy website published Democratic emails hacked by Russians during the 2016 presidential election, and underscore efforts by Trump allies to gain insight about the release of information they expected would embarrass Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.
Stone had previously denied ever speaking with Assange or anyone at WikiLeaks, though he was convicted in February of lying to Congress about said connection. Assange is in jail in Britain while the U.S. attempts to extradite him on numerous charges related to the publishing of classified government documents.
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“Roger Stone orchestrated hundreds of fake Facebook accounts and bloggers to run a political scheme on social media in 2016 to influence [the presidential election]”. https://t.co/sbqx7FAZiI
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) April 29, 2020
NEW: Newly posted search warrants show communications between STONE and ASSANGE in early 2017 in which Stone promises he’ll “bring down the entire house of cards” if DOJ pursued Assange.
Stone said he was working at “highest level of government” on this. pic.twitter.com/MxBwIW8XJF
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) April 29, 2020
Stone used INFOWARS’ JEROME CORSI to connect with Julian Assange and Wikileaks to help the Russian attack on U.S. Democracy.
P.S. Infowars isn’t a joke, it’s an intel operation. pic.twitter.com/4szsYLBSZU
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) April 29, 2020
Nearly three-dozen search warrants reveal a web of contacts between Roger Stone, Julian Assange and other key figures in the long-running probe of Russian interference in the 2016 electionhttps://t.co/0tgOJQ6mm8
— POLITICO (@politico) April 29, 2020