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 ManafortEx-Obama White House counsel's trial set for August House Dem calls on lawmakers to 'insulate' election process following Mueller report New normal: A president can freely interfere with investigations without going to jail MORE about his former business partner Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneHeavily redacted Mueller report leaves major questions unanswered The Hill's Morning Report — Category 5 Mueller storm to hit today Live coverage: Frenzy in DC as Congress, White House brace for Mueller report 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 ClintonImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Former Bush assistant: Mueller report makes Obama look 'just plain bad' Seth Rich's brother calls for those pushing conspiracy to 'take responsibility' 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.”