The Wall Street Journal first reported yesterday that Trump's lifelong henchman Roger Stone asked Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for Hillary Clinton's emails during the 2016 election.
We already had reason to believe that he did, and Stone has denied that he did, but the Wall Street Journal obtained emails proving it.
More importantly, it appears Stone deliberately withheld those emails from Congress.
In a Sept. 18, 2016, message, Mr. Stone urged an acquaintance who knew Mr. Assange to ask the WikiLeaks founder for emails related to Mrs. Clinton’s alleged role in disrupting a purported Libyan peace deal in 2011 when she was secretary of state, referring to her by her initials.
“Please ask Assange for any State or HRC e-mail from August 10 to August 30--particularly on August 20, 2011,” Mr. Stone wrote to Randy Credico, a New York radio personality who had interviewed Mr. Assange several weeks earlier. Mr. Stone, a longtime confidant of Donald Trump, had no formal role in his campaign at the time.
This might be something that House Intelligence Committee would be interested in if Chairman Devin Nunes had not shut down their investigation earlier this year.
Meanwhile, CNN reports that special prosecutor Robert Mueller has called witnesses to testify in front of a grand jury about Roger Stone and his finances.
The special counsel recently subpoenaed John P. Kakanis, who has worked as Stone's assistant and has insight into some of Stone's business deals, according to a person familiar with the situation. Reuters first reported on the subpoena.
Stone has insisted he played no role in colluding with Russians. Stone also said he has not been contacted by the special counsel's office.
If it's true that Stone has not been contacted by Mueller, that probably an indication that he's a target and could been indicted.