Roger Stone Must Give Away His WikiLeaks Source Or Will Be Subpoenaed By Congress

Speaking first to WLS-AM 890’s morning show, John Howell and Ray Stevens, longtime political operative and a man who speaks to President Trump regularly, Roger Stone, says he has until the “end of the day” to reveal his intermediary source between him and Wikileaks’ Julian Assange. Representative Mike Conway, R-Texas, told CNN last evening that “We’ll give it until tomorrow,” saying he hopes the House Intelligence Committee doesn’t need to issue a subpoena. Stone told WLS that he considers himself to be a ‘journalist,’ and therefore should be protected from giving up names.

via the Washington Examiner:

“I’m not going to burn somebody I spoke to off the record,” Stone said to reporters after the hearing. “If he releases me, if he allows me to release it, I would be happy to give it to the committee. I’m actually going to try to do that.”

Stone has said he had no direct contact with Assange and said he learned Assange had obtained Democratic National Committee emails in June via Twitter. He said he contacted the journalist, whom he said had interviewed Assange, to verify the report was true.

Stone attracted scrutiny after he appeared to anticipate WikiLeaks’ next document dumps during the 2016 campaign, and even said once Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s “time in the barrel” would occur soon. However, Stone has dismissed claims he had any prior intel that WikiLeaks would release Podesta’s emails. Rather, he said the statement was based off his own investigations of Podesta.