Roger Stone contradicts Trump: I spoke with him ‘very recently’

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneMueller's attorneys want to question former Roger Stone employee known as 'Manhattan Madam' Mueller probing Roger Stone following Russian hacker indictment: report DNC claims Secret Service blocked attempt to deliver lawsuit against Kushner MORE says that he spoke with President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin MORE “very recently,” disputing Trump's own claim that he hasn't spoken with Stone "in a long time."

“I’m not going to contradict the president and I’m not going to say when I spoke to him — but I would say this, I have spoken to him very recently,” Stone, a potential subject for ongoing investigations into ties between Russia and Trump's campaign, said Friday on ABC’s “The View.”

“I’ve always taken the position that private conversations between myself and the president, which are occasional — that they have to remain confidential. He has to be able to ask for advice or discuss politics and not find it on the front page.”

Stone dded that Trump, who fired FBI director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThere was nothing remotely treasonous in Trump's performance with Putin Opinion: One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American Clapper: Intel officials showed Trump evidence of Putin's role in election meddling MORE Tuesday, “knows” his opinion of Comey.

“I would have fired him five seconds after I took my hand off the Bible,” Stone said, referring to Trump's January inauguration.

Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday that a CNN report that Stone recommended firing Comey is “fake news.”

“The Roger Stone report @CNN is false – Fake News,” he tweeted. “Have not spoken to Roger in a long time – had nothing to do with my decision.”

Stone, who has admitted contact with suspected Russian hacker front "Guccifer 2.0," is among several Trump associates under FBI scrutiny as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.