Roger Stone: I never discussed WikiLeaks or Clinton emails with Trump

Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJudge orders Roger Stone to file rebuttal to allegation he violated gag order Federal prosecutors allege Roger Stone violated gag order with Instagram posts House panel subpoenas Flynn, Gates MORE on Tuesday pushed back at the notion that it would be treasonous if President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE's campaign coordinated with WikiLeaks to release emails from rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden to debate for first time as front-runner Top Trump ally says potential Amash presidential bid could be problematic in Michigan Chaotic Trump transition leaks: Debates must tackle how Democrats will govern differently MORE’s campaign.

“I’ve been accused of being a dirty trickster. There’s one trick that’s not in my bag: That’s treason,” Stone, a longtime GOP operative and informal adviser to Trump, said on MSNBC's “Meet The Press Daily.”

“For it to be a treasonous act, [Julian] Assange would have to provably be a Russian asset, and WikiLeaks would have to be a Russian front. And I don’t think that’s the case,” he continued, referring to the founder of the anti-secrecy group.

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Asked by host Chuck Todd if he thinks it’s possible WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign coordinated the release of the Clinton campaign’s emails, Stone said he has “no knowledge that happened.”

“It certainly did not happen in my case. That is not something I was involved in,” Stone said.

Stone has faced questions about his communications with WikiLeaks from the House Intelligence Committee, but has maintained he spoke to its founder, Assange, through an intermediary.

On Tuesday, Stone said he never discussed WikiLeaks or the hacked emails from Clinton’s campaign with Trump.

On the campaign trail in 2016, Trump had declared “I love WikiLeaks” after the organization published the emails. 

“I can honestly say that candidate Trump, Donald Trump, President Trump and I have never discussed the WikiLeaks disclosures before, during or after the election. Not a single one,” Stone asserted. 

He also said that he has not spoken with the president in several months.

Stone’s appearance came one day after former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg gave a series of bizarre interviews on cable saying he would not comply with a subpoena from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report MORE, whose team is leading the probe into Trump campaign associates' ties to Russia.

In explaining his decision to defy the subpoena, Nunberg often invoked Stone’s name, saying it would take “80 hours” to go through all the emails he exchanged with Stone and Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin Bannon Ocasio-Cortez: 'I want to know about the racism' involved with census citizenship question CNN's Jim Acosta: Trump is 'crazy like a fox' BBC News anchor confronts Michael Wolff for using Bannon as a source for his book MORE, the Trump campaign's executive. He also described Stone as a mentor.

Stone said Tuesday that he did not advise Nunberg and was pleased that he has ultimately decided to comply with the subpoena from Mueller's team.

"I didn’t ask Sam Nunberg to protect me. I don’t think I require any protection," Stone said.

He added that he has not received a subpoena to turn over documents or appear for an interview with Mueller.