Mueller's team asking Manafort about Roger Stone: report

Mueller's team asking Manafort about Roger Stone: report
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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 ClintonSanders: 'Outrageous' to suggest Gabbard 'is a foreign asset' Clinton attacks on Gabbard become flashpoint in presidential race Saagar Enjeti: Clinton remarks on Gabbard 'shows just how deep the rot in our system goes' 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.”