ASKING AROUND

Report: Roger Stone Requested Clinton Emails From Assange

Roger Stone, a former Trump campaign adviser, sought “damaging” information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton from Julian Assange during the 2016 campaign, according to emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. In a September 2016 email, Stone “urged” his acquaintance Randy Credico—a radio personality who had interviewed Assange—to ask the WikiLeaks founder “for emails related to Mrs. Clinton’s alleged role in disrupting a purported Libyan peace deal in 2011,” the newspaper reported. “Please ask Assange for any State or HRC e-mail from August 10 to August 30--particularly on August 20, 2011,” Stone wrote. When Credico told Assange that the materials would probably be on the WikiLeaks website, Stone responded, “Why do we assume WikiLeaks has released everything they have ???” Credico told Stone in another exchange to “relax” because he couldn’t “ask them favors every other day.” The radio host told the Journal that he “got tired” of Stone “bothering” him, and told him he’d passed along the message even though he hadn’t. Stone told the newspaper that Credico “provided nothing.” The emails seem to contradict Stone’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, during which he said he “merely wanted confirmation” that Assange had information about Clinton.