Alleged Witness Intimidation Aspect Of Roger Stone Probe Heats Up

Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone arrives to testify behind closed-doors as part of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Two Roger Stone associates were asked about an alleged effort to intimidate Randy Credico, during grand jury testimony in the Mueller investigation, CNN reports.

Attorney Tyler Nixon and filmmaker David Lugo said that they had testified in recent weeks before the federal grand jury after they were quoted in an Oct. 21 Washington Post piece saying that Credico had claimed to be a conduit to Wikileaks during the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Stone has repeatedly claimed that Credico, a New York comedian and perennial political candidate, was a channel to Wikileaks and Julian Assange. Credico furiously denies that assertion, saying that he’s a “patsy” and admitting only that he may have “sardonically” claimed to have been the conduit.

Investigators are looking into whether Stone attempted to intimidate Credico in an effort to alter his testimony. Text messages obtained by CNN appear to show Stone attempting to convince Credico to ignore a subpoena from Mueller.

Lugo told CNN that he had handed over copies of his communications with Credico to investigators.

Nixon, a great nephew of the 37th president, a tattoo of whose visage is emblazoned on Stone’s back, told right-wing outlet The Daily Caller that “things are wrapping up and they wanted to get me in there and get things on the record.”

Corsi, in his first Youtube appearance this week since testifying in the Mueller investigation, suggested that the probe had a long way to go before completion.

“It’s not going to go away yet,” Corsi said. “It’s going to be a while.”

Stone did not reply to an email requesting comment.

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