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

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneCounterprotesters outnumber far-right extremists at DC rally Judge orders Roger Stone to file rebuttal to allegation he violated gag order Federal prosecutors allege Roger Stone violated gag order with Instagram posts MORE says that he spoke with President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA 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 ComeyHannity invites Ocasio-Cortez to join prime-time show for full hour The Hill's 12:30 Report: Acosta under fire over Epstein plea deal White House repeatedly blocks ex-aide from answering Judiciary panel questions 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.