Report: Roger Stone used a comedian to contact Wikileaks during campaign

Trump adviser Roger Stone, a half-baked Tim Burton character, contacted Wikileaks founder Julian Assange during the 2016 campaign with the help of New York radio personality Randy Credico, sources told CNN.

Credico, a comedian with several failed political campaigns under his belt, appears to be the missing link between Stone, Assange, and Guccifer 2.0, the allegedly Kremlin-backed hacking front that U.S. intelligence agencies believe stole Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails. Wikileaks published those emails a few weeks after Stone exchanged direct messages with Guccifer 2.0 and hinted on Twitter that “Podesta’s time in the barrel” was coming “soon.”

Stone has publicly denied any direct connection to Assange, and during a closed-door hearing with the House committee in September, he claimed to have learned about impending Wikileaks publications through an unnamed journalist. Reps. Mike Conaway and Adam Schiff later threatened to subpoena Stone for the identity of his Wikileaks conduit, and Stone’s attorney issued a statement implying Stone complied with their demand, but did not elaborate.

Credico has interviewed Assange on his WBAI show, and told The Daily Beast that he has met Assange in person three times, including once earlier this month. He announced on Tuesday that the House Intelligence Committee has subpoena’d him for testimony.

[CNN | photo: Getty]