Mueller's team asking Manafort about Roger Stone: report

Mueller's team asking Manafort about Roger Stone: report
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Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's team has been asking former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortBuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president Dems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell The case for Russia sanctions MORE about his former business partner Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneHillicon Valley: Senate panel subpoenas Roger Stone associate | Streaming giants hit with privacy complaints in Europe | FTC reportedly discussing record fine for Facebook | PayPal offering cash advances to unpaid federal workers Senate panel subpoenas Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi Corsi says stepson subpoenaed to testify before grand jury in Mueller investigation MORE, according to ABC News

Mueller in recent months has interviewed multiple people linked to Stone, a former Trump campaign adviser. Some of those people have also testified before the grand jury. 

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"I am highly confident Mr. Manafort is aware of no wrong doing on my part during the 2016 campaign, or at any other time, and therefore there is no wrongdoing to know about,” Stone told ABC News. “Narratives to the contrary by some in the media are false and defamatory."

Manafort and his lawyers have visited Mueller's office at least nine times in the last four weeks, CNN reported on Wednesday.

Mueller is reportedly investigating whether Stone knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks was planning to release 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonConservatives pound BuzzFeed, media over Cohen report BuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president Trump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier MORE's emails, which were stolen by Russian hackers, ABC News reported.

Stone at the time made public comments that indicated he had been in touch with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about the release of Clinton's emails. 

Stone in August released a video denying that he had advance knowledge of the emails

At the time, he sent out out an email to his supporters claiming Mueller was poised to indict him as part of the ongoing investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

Stone on Wednesday told ABC News that it is "not outside the realm of possibility ... that [Mueller] may consider bringing some offense against me.”