Roger Stone told two people he was in contact with Julian Assange

Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone pauses while speaking to members of the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill Tuesday Sept. 26 2017 in Washington

Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone pauses while speaking to members of the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill Tuesday Sept. 26 2017 in Washington

Roger Stone reportedly told multiple associates that he was in contact with Julian Assange.

Chief among these claims, however, was the Nixon and Reagan administration alum's boast that he was in direct contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange - a claim he subsequently, repeatedly denied.

A similar claim about Stone was made Monday by former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg, who said Stone told him he had spoken with Assange in advance of the email dumps. Sam Nunberg, one of the sources, told the Post, Stone met with the Wikileaks founder in 2016.

Mueller is probing at election meddling efforts from the Kremlin, and is looking at Stone as he questions whether there was collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

According to a Stone associate who spoke with The Washington Post Tuesday, Stone told the associate about the emails before it was public knowledge that the Democratic National Committee and Podesta's emails had been hacked.

Julian Assange has always been based at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Contact was also denied by Wikileaks and Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for years over fears of extradition to Sweden for a sexual assault case or possible the US for charges related to leaking government secrets.

Private messages reported by The Atlantic last month showed Stone telling Wikileaks via Twitter in October 2016 that it should not attack him, though both the adviser and Assange say that the tense exchanges are evidence that they were collaborating together. "I said, 'I think I will go to London for the weekend and meet with Julian Assange.' It was a joke, a throwaway line to get him off the phone".

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