Texts Show Roger Stone, Randy Credico Discussing WikiLeaks Plans: NBC

Radio host Randy Credico was providing former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone with “regular updates” about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s plans to release hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign, text messages obtained by NBC News show. On Aug. 27, 2016, Credico reportedly texted Stone, “Julian Assange has kryptonite on Hillary.” On Oct. 3, Credico texted, “I think it’s on for tomorrow.” On the same day, Stone tweeted he had “total confidence that Wikileaks... will educate the American people soon #LockHerUp.” On Oct. 4, Assange announced he would publish emails related to the 2016 campaign. Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly probing Stone to determine whether he had advance knowledge of WikiLeaks releasing Clinton’s campaign chairman’s hacked emails before the 2016 election. Mueller is also reportedly investigating whether Stone tried to “intimidate and discredit” Credico. Stone told NBC News the content of the text messages vindicated him and proved Credico was his backchannel to WikiLeaks. “If Randy said anything different to the grand jury, he perjured himself under oath,” he said.