Former Trump campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneBannon says he discussed how to 'kill this administration in the crib' with Trump before Jan. 6 Roger Stone served with Capitol riot lawsuit during radio interview Lawyer for 17 Jan. 6 defendants says he's been released from hospital MORE says that he spoke with President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP 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 ComeyGiuliani told investigators it was OK to 'throw a fake' during campaign DOJ watchdog unable to determine if FBI fed Giuliani information ahead of 2016 election Biden sister has book deal, set to publish in April 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.