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Roger Stone appeared on the InfoWars radio show the same day he sent an email claiming he dined with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — and he predicted “devastating” upcoming disclosures about the Clinton Foundation.
Stone’s comments in his August 4, 2016, appearance are the earliest known time he claimed to know of forthcoming WikiLeaks documents. A CNN KFile timeline shows that on August 10, 2016, Stone claimed to have “actually communicated with Julian Assange.”
The comments also raise more questions about what Stone knew about WikiLeaks and about the veracity of his claims to have been in contact with Assange, which he now denies.
On the August 4, 2016, InfoWars show, Stone described the soon-to-appear WikiLeaks disclosures. He also mentioned that he spoke with then-Republican nominee Donald Trump on August 3 — the day before the interview. InfoWars is a fringe media outlet run by Alex Jones, who is known for spreading conspiracy theories.
I fear that this might solidify the damaging perception that Assange supported Trump.
I think we can see why dead-end Assange apologists are seamlessly transiting from “the DNC/Podesta hacks were dispositive evidence that the primaries were RIGGED by Hillary Clinton, a candidate so unprecedentedly corrupt she had a media relations team” to “the DNC/Podesta leaks were a bunch of inane trivia and therefore could not have damaged Clinton.”
Given that this won’t be the last time the Russians do this, it would be nice if our journalists would be a weeeeee bit critical about who is releasing the material and why before the begin the thigh-rubbing.