Roger Stone’s ‘Journalist’ Go-Between Emerges

FILE - In this July 23, 2013 file photo, Randy Credico, who was a candidate in the New York mayoral race, speaks during a forum on HIV/AIDS at the GMHC headquarters in New York. Credico, a comedian and drug law crit... FILE - In this July 23, 2013 file photo, Randy Credico, who was a candidate in the New York mayoral race, speaks during a forum on HIV/AIDS at the GMHC headquarters in New York. Credico, a comedian and drug law critic who has also run for the U.S. Senate, is now challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Zephyr Teachout, the liberal law professor, in next month’s Democratic Primary for governor.(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) MORE LESS

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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