Roger Stone, the notorious GOP operative and Trump campaign advisor, tried to dig up damaging material about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, reports the Wall Street Journal.
In emails obtained by the WSJ, Stone asked New York radio host Randy Credico, who’d just interviewed Assange, for information about Clinton’s time as secretary of state.
“Please ask Assange for any State or HRC e-mail from August 10 to August 30–particularly on August 20, 2011,” Stone wrote to Credico.
When Credico directed Stone to the public Wikileaks website, Stone replied “Why do we assume WikiLeaks has released everything they have ???”
Credico says he assured Stone he would pass on his request to the right people, because he wanted Stone to leave him alone, but he claims he never followed through. He said he owed Stone a favor for connecting him with libertarian Gary Johnson.
The emails suggest that Stone wasn’t fully forthcoming when he testified before the House Intelligence Committee—he testified he’d merely wanted confirmation that Assange had info about Clinton. The new revelations make it more likely that Stone will be indicted.
In a recent interview, Stone told Rolling Stone that he wasn’t worried about the investigation.
“We know that a federal prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich,” he told the magazine.