A radio host who Roger Stone reportedly claimed was his intermediary with Julian Assange testified in front of special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury Friday in Washington, D.C. The questioning of Randy Credico behind closed doors lasted about two hours and 15 minutes, and the subject matter was “primarily” his relationship with Stone, his attorney Martin Stolar said after emerging with his client from the federal courthouse where the grand jury meets.
“Very little” of the questioning had to do with Assange, Credico told reporters, before Stolar instructed him not to answer any more questions about the specifics of his testimony.
Credico has denied acting as a backchannel between Stone and Assange, who he nonetheless defended Friday and called a “very close friend.”
“If he goes down, guess who goes down next: you guys go down,” Credico told reporters, referring to speculation that the Justice Department could prosecute Assange. Credico admitted that he had no information about whether Assange is being investigated by the feds, and his attorney said that Friday’s testimony about Stone was separate from any effort to prosecute the Wikileaks founder.
Credico said he has not spoken to Stone since May. Prosecutors did not give him any instructions prohibiting him from communicating with Stone, or anyone else, he said.
He said the questioning was led by Aaron Zelinsky, an assistant U.S. attorney who is on Mueller’s team, and there were two other prosecutors present.
Credico turned down the opportunity to interview with Mueller voluntarily before being subpoenaed in August.