Roger Stone’s ‘Journalist’ Go-Between Emerges

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CNN reports tonight that the man who served as a go-between between Roger Stone and Julian Assange is named Randy Credico.

I had never heard his name before. He has a radio show, which had both Stone and Assange on as guests. Credico is a comedian, radio host, left-wing activist, satirist and perennial candidate who runs as a Democrat but seems not infrequently to end up backing far right Republicans.

Credico ran a primary challenge against Chuck Schumer in 2010 and then threatened to back far-right Republican Carl Paladino if he didn’t get on the ballot. He also ran for New York City Mayor in 2013. Notably, Stone was a key campaign strategist for Paladino at the time, effectively running his campaign through surrogates and proteges while officially running the campaign of third party candidate Kristin Davis, a retired Madam.

Credico now says he supported Jill Stein. But in May 2016 Stone told another radio audience that Credico was starting a group called Sanders Supporters for Trump. He’s a colorful character. Here’s his congressional subpoena that he tweeted out yesterday, signed by Devin Nunes.

FILE - In this March 18, 2009 file photo, comedian Randy Credico, dressed as the Greek philosopher Diogenes, talks during a legislative hearing on open government in Albany, N.Y. Credico, running against U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, is a recovered cocaine addict who mines his drug years for jokes. He's an impressionist and a political activist with a shaky grasp on the present, so what he says is more stream of consciousness than gospel. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
In this March 18, 2009 file photo, comedian Randy Credico, dressed as the Greek philosopher Diogenes, talks during a legislative hearing on open government in Albany, N.Y during his 2010 primary run against Chuck Schumer. Credico  is a recovered cocaine addict who mines his drug years for jokes. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Credico says he will appear to testify on December 15th but says he may refuse to testify citing journalistic privilege.

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