Reporter embedded with Roger Stone details election efforts to meet Assange: 'He wanted to destroy Hillary Clinton'
Wikileaks' Julian Assange and Roger Stone, composite image

The director of an acclaimed documentary on longtime Donald Trump advisor Roger Stone revealed that he prepared to travel to London for Stone to meet Wikileaks founder Julian Assange during the 2016 presidential campaign.


Morgan Pehme, the co-writer, director and producer of the Netflix film Get Me Roger Stone acknowledged the plan during a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC's The Beat with Ari Melber.

"The interview that we do in our film where we ask him about Assange, that was filmed in August of 2016 and in June of 2016 was when Julian Assange said publicly that he had more Hillary Clinton emails that he intended to release," Pehme continued "and after that, Roger took obviously great interest in these emails because Roger wanted to destroy Hillary Clinton."

Pehme was embedded with Stone at the time.

"And so in early August, late July, we were talking about the idea of going to film Roger were he to meet with Assange in London and as far as we know that never took place," he noted. "And so I didn't even say anything that is contradicted what Roger has said publicly."

"What do you mean London? You were taking preparations to potentially go to London?" Melber asked. "That's how real the plan was in 2016?"

"It was something that we spoke about from a logistical standpoint, preparing, in case Roger did have this meeting, again, as far as we know, it did not pan out," Pehme replied. "Roger was talking a great deal about Wikileaks at that time, you can just go back and look at the record, it's completely consistent with what Roger has said."

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