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CNN's Chris Cuomo incredulously presses Roger Stone on 'bizarre coincidences' between Trump team and WikiLeaks

Chris Cuomo and Roger Stone.

Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Trump's campaign, told CNN's New Day on Monday that he has not been in contact with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Mueller, who is leading the investigation into whether the Trump team colluded with Russian interference in the 2016 election, is reportedly interested in statements that Stone has made, but Stone said that he hasn't been interviewed.

New Day host Chris Cuomo found it curious that Stone would be left out of the investigation, given the number of "bizarre coincidences" surrounding his relationship to people who are under intense scrutiny. Stone sought to downplay his relationship with former Trump adviser Rick Gates, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy and lying to the FBI in relation to the Russia probe, and reiterated his claim that he knew nothing of the Democratic National Committee's 2016 hacking. Stone said that he was merely joking when he told advisers he had communicated with Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, which published documents from the hacking related to then-candidate Hillary Clinton.

"The idea that I had advanced knowledge is speculation," said Stone of the hacked documents. Mueller is investigating that possibility in light of his "jokes," The Wall Street Journal reported last month — but apparently without speaking with Stone himself. Watch the clip below, via CNN. Summer Meza