Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly examining comments President Trump's informal adviser Roger Stone made about WikiLeaks in 2016.
These comments originate from a series of conference calls Stone held, during which he predicted that WikiLeaks would soon release information that would impact the election, The Wall Street Journal reports. This would have been after WikiLeaks released some hacked Democratic National Committee emails in July 2016, but before the additional leaks in October 2016.
The social media specialist who organized some of these conference calls, Jason Sullivan, told the Journal he turned over the recordings to Mueller's team after they were subpoenaed. In one of the calls in August, Stone reportedly said that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is "going to continue to drop information" that will "roil this race." Stone reportedly says in another call that he had been in touch with Assange personally. Both WikiLeaks and Stone have claimed the two men never communicated. The special counsel's office in July indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for hacking the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
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Sullivan said that the special counsel's office is also looking into Stone's text messages and emails. Stone reportedly claimed in one August 2016 email to have "dined with my new pal Julian Assange last nite," but he now says this email was just a joke.
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