President Trump, in the written answers his legal team provided special counsel Robert Mueller, said that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks, and also claimed that he was unaware of the June 2016 Trump Tower Russia meeting, CNN reported Wednesday.
The report is based on two sources, with one source telling the outlet that Trump expressed in his responses that he was answering to the best of his recollection.
Trump’s lawyers provided the written answers to Mueller earlier this month after a year of the special counsel pushing to interview the President in person. It is not clear whether Mueller will seek answers to any follow-up questions, or continue to push to interview Trump in person.
The CNN report said that the outlet had not gotten a full readout on Trump’s answers in the written questionnaire.
Trump has publicly denied that he had any knowledge ahead of time of the Trump Tower meeting, in which the then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Donald Trump Jr. and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner met with a group of Russians after being promised dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Stone, who acted as an informal advisor to Trump during the campaign, has denied knowing Wikileaks’ plans for releasing emails hacked from the DNC and other Democratic individuals and entities. Emails that have been made public over the course of Mueller’s investigation suggest Stone was at least communicating with his associates his desire to contact Wikileaks about the releases, and also at times claimed to have been in touch with Wikileaks during the campaign.