News & Politics

Roger Stone Secretly Asked for WikiLeaks' Dirt on Hillary Clinton: Report

Recent reports suggest that Stone is a major figure in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Photo Credit: MSNBC

Conservative provocateur and long-time ally of the president Roger Stone sought advanced copies of WikiLeaks' hacked emails ahead of the 2016 election, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

Stone was not officially a member of the President Donald Trump's campaign in September 2016 when he reportedly emailed a radio host to make a request of group leader Julian Assange for information on Hillary Clinton.

But Stone has reportedly become a major figure in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential collusion with the Russin government's efforts to interfere in the campaign.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told the Journal that he was not aware of the emails but that they suggest that Stone either lied or presented incomplete information to Congress.

Don't let big tech control what news you see. Get more stories like this in your inbox, every day.

Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.