As the pressure increases on Trump associate Roger Stone, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team is poring over Stone’s threatening emails to radio host Randy Credico pertaining to interactions with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to a Monday Mother Jones report.
Credico has reportedly been subpoenaed by Mueller to appear before a grand jury in Washington on September 7, where he will likely be questioned about Stone’s claims that he was the middle man between Stone and Assange when Assange offered up hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton.
Assange had called into Credico’s radio show in 2016.
Stone—who has gone from saying that he had direct contact with Assange, to that Credico was the intermediary, to that Credico at least confirmed that Assange’s dirt was accurate—has become furious with Credico since the radio host disputed Stone’s claims of the triangular relationship, saying that he never conveyed information from Stone to Assange.
Stone reportedly sent Credico a string of threatening emails when he spoke out disputing Stone’s account. One such missive reads: “I am so ready. Let’s get it on. Prepare to die cock sucker.”
Stone says that that particular email was not a threat, but a message of support when he heard that Credico had been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer. Credico says he has never had nor said he had prostate cancer. Stone has also defended his behavior by saying that all the messages he sent to Credico were an attempt to compel him to tell the truth.
Per Mother Jones, Credico is one of at least eight Stone associates who has garnered attention and subsequent questioning from Mueller.
When Mueller indicted the 12 Russians for hacking the DNC and Clinton campaign last month, he seemingly mentioned Stone in the indictment as “a person who was in regular contact with senior members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump” who interacted with Guccifer 2.0, one of the hacking apparatuses.
Per Mother Jones, the Senate Intelligence Committee has similarly intensified its interest in Stone, and has requested a meeting with Assange, likely to suss out the men’s relationship and interactions with the emails.