Attorney for WikiLeaks witness tells Nadler his panel can get documents from Mueller

Attorney for WikiLeaks witness tells Nadler his panel can get documents from Mueller
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An attorney for Randy Credico, a former radio host swept up in the WikiLeaks investigation, says he will not turn over records to the House Judiciary Committee out of an abundance of caution.

Credico’s attorney Martin Stolar in a letter last week to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerKlobuchar on impeachment: 'I'm the jury' Where 2020 Democratic candidates stand on impeachment Pelosi downplays impeachment post-Mueller report MORE (D-N.Y.) said he had no objection if special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's team turned over any documents to the committee that Credico provided to that probe as a result of a subpoena.

But he said Credico would not be doing it himself. Stolar cast the decision as an effort to make sure his client did not fail to provide something to the Judiciary Committee that had been provided to Mueller.

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Stolar told The Hill that Credico had provided Mueller’s team with documents on a rolling basis.

“I don’t want to be caught short in not turning over a document now that may have been turned over to the special prosecutor. I’m just being very careful,” Stolar told The Hill over the phone.

In the letter to Nadler, Stolar wrote: “Please be advised that extensive materials have been turned over to the Special Counsel’s Office pursuant to subpoena subsequent to November 8, 2016 and remain available from them."

“Please be further advised that Mr. Credico has no objection to the Special Counsel’s Office providing to your Committee all the materials which were turned over to them pursuant to subpoena,” it continues.

Credico has clashed with Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneThe Hill's Morning Report - Is impeachment back on the table? End of Mueller shifts focus to existing probes Heavily redacted Mueller report leaves major questions unanswered MORE, the longtime GOP operative and self-described political "dirty trickster," over who had contact with WikiLeaks.

Stone has said Credico served as a conduit between him and Wikileaks, something Credico repeatedly denied.

Mueller is believed to be looking at Stone's past comments that he was in touch with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the heated 2016 presidential campaign.

Stone appeared to signal that he had prior knowledge of the WikiLeaks email release, which included the publication of hacked emails from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Wednesday@HillaryClinton is done. #Wikileaks,” Stone tweeted from his since-suspended account on Oct. 2, 2016. 

Stone has since claimed statements about his contacts with Assange were exaggerations.