February 1, 2019
President Donald Trump said Thursday he did not direct anyone in his campaign to ask Roger Stone to contact WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“No, I didn’t. I never did,” Trump told The New York Times in an Oval Office interview when asked if he spoke with Stone about WikiLeaks.
He repeated the same concerning whether he directed anyone on the campaign to reach out to Stone about contacting WikiLeaks, which released emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta during the campaign.
“Never did,” said Trump.
“I’ve always liked — I like Roger, he’s a character,” Trump said of Stone, who worked on the Trump campaign through August 2015 but remained an informal adviser to the real estate mogul.
Speculation has mounted over the past week about who Stone spoke with on the campaign about WikiLeaks, which the special counsel’s office alleges received pilfered emails from Russian government hackers.
This article was posted: Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8:13 am