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When Roger Stone allegedly wanted to threaten a key witness in the Mueller investigation, he went after the target’s dog.
The dog — a Coton de Tulear named Bianca — belongs to New York City comedian, radio host and moonlighting civil rights activist Randy Credico. He takes the pooch wherever he goes — be it the Mueller grand jury or Talking Points Memo’s 2018 holiday party.
Stone, possibly sensing a vulnerable point in the man who he claimed was the “real” conduit to Wikileaks, threatened to disappear Bianca in an alleged bid to intimidate Credico away from testifying, according to the federal grand jury indictment of Stone.
Stone allegedly threatened to “take that dog away from you” in a series of April 2018 messages where the longtime GOP operative called Credico a “rat” and “stoolie,” according to the indictment.
Credico had Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on his radio show in August 2016 and communicated with Stone in the days leading up to the October 2016 release of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails, the indictment alleged.
Stone, who has a tattoo of Richard Nixon emblazoned on his upper back, purportedly added after the Bianca threat that “I am so ready. Let’s get it on. Prepare to die [expletive],” according to the indictment.
Credico’s phone was turned off when TPM called for comment. He did not immediately reply to a text message regarding the threats against Bianca.
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