Ex-Stone associate subpoenaed to testify in trial

Ex-Stone associate subpoenaed to testify in trial
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Former Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneMeet Trump's most trusted pollsters 3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Judge rejects Stone's request to dismiss charges MORE associate Randy Credico has been subpoenaed to appear in Stone’s trial this upcoming November, Credico’s attorney confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday.

Martin Stolar said the document requests that his client to be in court for the first day of Stone’s trial. He said the subpoena wasn’t a surprise, characterizing it as “standard operating procedure.”

“It’s a natural consequence,” Stolar said, noting that Credico was an unnamed individual in Stone’s indictment and had already testified in grand jury proceedings. He said the subpoena only relates to testimony, not documents or other materials.

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Stolar indicated that Credico will likely comply with the subpoena, which was first reported by Politico.

Jerome Corsi, another potential witness in Stone’s case, told The Hill that he has not received a subpoena for it.

But that does not mean that Corsi couldn’t receive one: Federal prosecutors said in a hearing for Stone’s case earlier Tuesday that they are currently working on preparing for possible witnesses in the trial.

Stone was indicted earlier this year on charges coming out of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE’s probe. He is charged with making false statements to investigators, impeding a congressional investigation and witness tampering.

Stone has denied the charges filed against him. His trial is set for November.

The alleged witness tampering is in relation to Credico. Stone allegedly made threatening remarks to the New York radio host, who says the two are no longer friends, over Credico’s testimony before lawmakers.

Stone had alleged that Credico served as a back-channel to WikiLeaks, as Stone had made comments ahead of the 2016 election that suggested he had prior knowledge of the group’s release of damaging Democratic emails. 

Mueller alleged in the indictment that Stone actually made the comments based on information he received from Corsi, not Credico. Credico has repeatedly and vehemently denied the allegations, and faced no charges from Mueller's investigation.

Corsi has similarly denied having any insider access to WikiLeaks. He said last year that Mueller's team had threatened him with an indictment, but ultimately did not face any charges from the special counsel.