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

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

Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports The Hill's Morning Report - Can Bernie recapture 2016 magic? Roger Stone invokes gag order in new fundraiser MORE said Sunday that he's had no discussions with President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE or his legal team about a potential pardon should he be implicated in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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.

ADVERTISEMENT

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 ManafortJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Five things to know about Trump confidant Tom Barrack Trump has publicly criticized Russia probe more than 1,100 times: NY Times 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 ClintonFBI’s top lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should face charges, but was talked out of it Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Democrats more likely Trump's foil, than to foil Trump 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."