Stone Claims Vindication After Releasing Texts With Supposed ‘Conduit’

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 7: Randy Credico and his dog Bianca arrive at U.S. District Court, September 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Credico, a comedian with ties to Roger Stone, was subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller and will testify before the grand jury on Friday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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GOP agitator Roger Stone doubled down on his claim that a comedian associate was the true conduit between the Trump campaign and Wikileaks today, after releasing texts between him and New York Comic Randy Credico to NBC.

The exchange – which occurred six days before Wikileaks began releasing the Podesta emails – reportedly shows Credico messaging Stone “Big news Wednesday. Now pretend u don’t know me.”

Stone replies: “U died 5 years ago,” to which Credico responds: “Great, Hillary’s campaign will die this week.”

NBC published the story hours after the Wall Street Journal published an article about the Mueller team investigating whether Stone attempted to intimidate Credico into changing his testimony to prosecutors from the special counsel’s office. It also comes amid dozens of reports over the past two months that the investigation is zeroing in on Stone.

“I had no idea what the fuck he had I never got in to see him I got no Advance warning and [he] still knows that,” Credico told TPM in a text message. “I got a lot of Rodger Stone fatigue.”

“Is there anything he provided that said I knew what was happening?” Credico added.

Stone has repeatedly claimed that Credico was the supposed “conduit” to Wikileaks.

“If Randy said anything different to the grand jury, he perjured himself under oath,” NBC quoted Stone as saying.

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