Roger Stone ‘Complied’ With House Panel’s Request Regarding Wikileaks Intermediary

Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter
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Trump confidante Roger Stone provided the House Intelligence Committee with information about his intermediary to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, his lawyer said on Friday.

“Mr. Stone has complied with the committee’s requests. No further statement will be issued,” Grant Smith, Stone’s attorney, told CNN.

The House committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the run-up to last year’s election, had threatened to subpoena Stone if he did not reveal the name of the person who served as a go-between between him and Assange, who is living in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Stone has been pressed about his interactions with Assange and Wikileaks, which last year released emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Stone made comments during the campaign that seemed to suggest that he knew that Wikileaks possessed the hacked documents, but he has denied ever speaking directly with Assange or having advance knowledge of the release of Clinton campaign emails.

The FBI, CIA, National Security Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have all signed on to an assessment stating that the emails released through Wikileaks were hacked by Russian operatives.

Stone was interviewed in a closed session by the House panel last month. During the interview, Stone refused to reveal the identity of his intermediary, frustrating Democrats on the committee.

“The reason I am not submitting that name is because the intermediary is a journalist and our conversation was off the record,” Stone told reporters after his interview last month. “I am an opinion journalist, he is a journalist. I’m not going to burn someone I spoke with off the record.”

It is not clear what information Stone provided to the committee on Friday. He did not respond to a request for comment.

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