Mueller to subpoena Roger Stone-Wikileaks connection: report
Special counsel Robert Mueller will reportedly soon issue a subpoena targeting Randy Credico, the associate of informal Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone 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 Trump.
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.
NEW: Mueller intends to subpoena Julian Assange associate, Randy Credico, source tells #TheBeat. pic.twitter.com/RwI5ua3JDt
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) August 9, 2018
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.
“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 Clinton.
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 Manafort who currently is on trial in Virginia for unrelated financial crimes.
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