Senate investigators request interview with Nunberg, communications with Stone

Senate investigators request interview with Nunberg, communications with Stone
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The Senate Intelligence Committee is requesting a closed-door interview with onetime Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg and that he turn over communications he had with GOP strategist Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneTrump says Washington Post staffers should strike: 'We would get rid of Fake News for an extended period of time' Giuliani: 'I doubt' Trump knew Roger Stone met with Russian during 2016 campaign Roger Stone: Russian wanted Trump to pay M for dirt on Clinton during the campaign MORE.

The panel made the formal request to Nunberg on Thursday, CNN reports, asking him to provide any communications with Stone regarding Russia, its hacking efforts during the 2016 election and WikiLeaks as the committee probes Russia's interference in the race.

Nunberg told the network he plans to "100% comply" with the request, but has denied having advance knowledge of any efforts by Stone and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to release politically damaging information on Democrats in an effort to boost President TrumpDonald John TrumpEx-ethics chief calls on Trump to end 'monstrous' migrant policies Laura Bush blasts Trump migrant policy as 'cruel' and 'immoral' US denies report of coalition airstrike on Syria MORE during the election. 

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Stone, a longtime GOP operative and informal Trump adviser during the campaign, once claimed in an email that he had dinner with Assange before WikiLeaks released a trove of emails on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThere are many unanswered questions about FBI culture FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts offers to testify on Capitol Hill Giuliani wants 'full and complete' investigation into Russia probe's origins MORE that U.S. officials have said were obtained by Russian hackers.

"Roger Stone may have told me that he was in contact with Julian Assange; however I do not believe that he was. Once again, I never discussed nor did Roger ever say anything to me about John Podesta's emails — nor did Roger ever tell me that he had advance knowledge that John Podesta's emails were going to be released," Nunberg told CNN, referring to Clinton's former campaign chairman.

Stone has since denied the conversations took place, while the special counsel heading the Russia probe is reported to be examining the exchange between Stone and Assange.