Roger Stone says he hasn't spoken to Trump about potential pardon

Roger Stone says he hasn't spoken to Trump about potential pardon
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Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneCounterprotesters outnumber far-right extremists at DC rally Judge orders Roger Stone to file rebuttal to allegation he violated gag order Federal prosecutors allege Roger Stone violated gag order with Instagram posts MORE said Sunday that he's had no discussions with President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE or his legal team about a potential pardon should he be implicated in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's investigation.

"There’s no circumstance under which I would testify against the president because I’d have to bear false witness against him. I’d have to make things up.  And I’m not going to do that," Stone said on ABC's "This Week."

"I’ve had no discussion regarding a pardon," he added.

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Stone told anchor George Stephanopoulos he's not had any discussions with Trump or his team about a pardon for former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortTop Mueller prosecutor Zainab Ahmad joins law firm Gibson Dunn Russian oligarch's story could spell trouble for Team Mueller Trump, Mueller, the issue of 'guilt' and a do-nothing Congress MORE, either.

Trump said last week that he had not discussed a pardon for Manafort, but that he would not "take it off the table."

Manafort pleaded guilty in Mueller's investigation after he was convicted on bank and tax fraud charges in order to avoid a second, separate trial. However, prosecutors last week accused Manafort of violating his plea agreement by lying to investigators.

Jerome Corsi, an associate of Stone caught up in the Mueller investigation, has also insisted he is not seeking a pardon from the president.

Stone, a former informal adviser to the Trump campaign, has come under scrutiny in Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election for his alleged contacts with WikiLeaks during the campaign.

He has insisted he did not have advance knowledge of the organization’s plans to release hacked emails form Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhy Trump's bigoted tropes won't work in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet GOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm MORE's campaign.

Trump reportedly said in written answers to Mueller that he did not speak with Stone about WikiLeaks.

On Sunday, Stone repeated those denials, and maintained that he did not speak about WikiLeaks with then-candidate Trump. 

He added that he has not yet been contacted by Mueller's team.

"It suggests nothing at all," Stone said when asked if he believes that means he's a target of the investigation.

"Again, where is the crime?" he continued. "I engaged in politics."