Roger Stone says he hasn't discussed a pardon with Trump

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President Trump's longtime friend and informal campaign adviser Roger Stone has not broached the subject of a presidential pardon, he said Sunday on ABC's This Week, should he be charged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and convicted.

"First of all, generally speaking, in politics, you avoid hypothetical questions," Stone told host George Stephanopoulos. "That said, there's no circumstance under which I would testify against the president, because I'd have to bear false witness against him. I'd have to make things up, and I'm not going to do that. I've had no discussion regarding a pardon."

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Mueller is investigating Stone's relationship with Trump and whether he knew in advance about WikiLeaks publishing hacked Democratic emails during the 2016 election. On This Week, Stone maintained he has had no contact with WikiLeaks' Julian Assange despite a past statement suggesting the contrary.

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"Assange himself has said, 'Roger Stone is a brilliant spin master, we have had no communication with him whatsoever,'" Stone reported. Watch him on this topic below. Bonnie Kristian

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