Mueller to subpoena Roger Stone-Wikileaks connection: report

Mueller to subpoena Roger Stone-Wikileaks connection: report
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Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE will reportedly soon issue a subpoena targeting Randy Credico, the associate of informal Trump campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJudge gives Stone an extra 14 days to report to prison DOJ denies giving Stone special treatment over prison sentence delay Barr denies pattern of upholding Trump's interests, blames 'media narrative' MORE who was his alleged connection to Wikileaks during the 2016 election, to force an interview with his office.

MSNBC's Ari Melber reported Thursday afternoon on his show, "The Beat with Ari Melber," that Mueller's office had "indicated" it planned to subpoena Credico and force an interview. The special counsel investigation continues to target associates of Stone, a longtime adviser and friend of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE.

Melber reported that "a direct source with knowledge of the special counsel's outreach" had confirmed the move, which is expected to occur in the coming days.

The move comes a day after Credico told Melber on his program that Mueller had previously requested a voluntary interview, which Credico said he declined.

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"They didn’t call me in, they showed up and they asked me to come in and do an in-person voluntary interview," Credico told MSNBC on Wednesday. "They asked me if I would like to do — we set up a conversation with somebody from the Mueller team and they asked my lawyer if I would like to sit down and do a voluntary interview."

"And I said no," he said, adding that the interaction took place “five or six weeks ago."

Stone allegedly asked Credico to connect him with Wikileaks's founder Julian Assange in September 2016 hoping to gain dirt on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCarville repeats prediction that Trump will drop out of race What's behind Trump's slump? Americans are exhausted, for one thing Trump campaign reserves air time in New Mexico MORE.

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Attorneys with Mueller's office have also sought, in recent weeks, to question Kristin Davis, a former New York City prostitution mogul and a former employee of Stone, according to news reports.

Stone has claimed that the special counsel's office has not reached out to him directly, but contend that it is "possible" he will be indicted by Mueller's office for alleged crimes.

The special counsel's office has issued dozens of indictments as part of the Russia investigation in the past year, including against former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump turns to immigration; primary day delays expected GOP votes to give Graham broad subpoena power in Obama-era probe Will the 'law and order' president pardon Roger Stone? MORE who currently is on trial in Virginia for unrelated financial crimes.