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Roger Stone: I'll Tell Mueller the Truth

Said he's never discussed Russia or Mueller with Trump
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2019 10:59 AM CST
Former campaign adviser for President Trump, Roger Stone leaves the federal courthouse following a hearing, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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(Newser) – Asked whether he would cooperate with Robert Mueller, the man who just indicted him, Roger Stone had this to say: "You know, that’s a question ... I have to determine after my attorneys have some discussion," Stone told ABC News' George Stephanopolous. "If there’s wrongdoing by other people in the campaign that I know about, which I know of none ... I would certainly testify honestly. I’d also testify honestly about any other matter, including any communications with the president. It’s true that we spoke on the phone, but those communications are political in nature, they’re benign, and there is—there is certainly no conspiracy with Russia. The president’s right, there is no Russia collusion." Other highlights from the interview:

  • On whether he's conversed with President Trump about Russia or Mueller: "None whatsoever. Categorically. ... Zero. Zero."
  • On what he hopes to gain in giving multiple interviews: "I think the way I was treated on Thursday is extraordinary," he said, citing the slew of FBI agents. "I think the American people need to hear about it. This was an attempt to poison the jury pool."
The AP has much more on Stone here. (Steve Martin appeared on Saturday Night Live as "a normal and straightforward guy.")

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