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Senate investigators request interview with Nunberg, communications with Stone

Senate investigators request interview with Nunberg, communications with Stone
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The Senate Intelligence Committee is requesting a closed-door interview with onetime Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg and that he turn over communications he had with GOP strategist Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneCollusion judgment looms for key Senate panel The Hill's Morning Report — Where the Kavanaugh nomination stands The Mueller investigation: Where it stands at the midterms MORE.

The panel made the formal request to Nunberg on Thursday, CNN reports, asking him to provide any communications with Stone regarding Russia, its hacking efforts during the 2016 election and WikiLeaks as the committee probes Russia's interference in the race.

Nunberg told the network he plans to "100% comply" with the request, but has denied having advance knowledge of any efforts by Stone and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to release politically damaging information on Democrats in an effort to boost President TrumpDonald John TrumpKey takeaways from the Arizona Senate debate Major Hollywood talent firm considering rejecting Saudi investment money: report Mattis says he thought 'nothing at all' about Trump saying he may leave administration MORE during the election. 

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Stone, a longtime GOP operative and informal Trump adviser during the campaign, once claimed in an email that he had dinner with Assange before WikiLeaks released a trove of emails on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCarter Page files defamation lawsuit against DNC Dems fear party is headed to gutter from Avenatti’s sledgehammer approach Election Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight MORE that U.S. officials have said were obtained by Russian hackers.

"Roger Stone may have told me that he was in contact with Julian Assange; however I do not believe that he was. Once again, I never discussed nor did Roger ever say anything to me about John Podesta's emails — nor did Roger ever tell me that he had advance knowledge that John Podesta's emails were going to be released," Nunberg told CNN, referring to Clinton's former campaign chairman.

Stone has since denied the conversations took place, while the special counsel heading the Russia probe is reported to be examining the exchange between Stone and Assange.