‘The Godfather’ References Used By Roger Stone To Explain His Indictment Emails

It is a humorous exchange. He does Richard Nixon. Credico is an impressionist. The exchange we talked about is 'Roger Stone this, Roger Stone that. Roger Stone was in the olive oil business with my father. He does Humphrey Bogart. He does Jack Nicholson. "If you saw the actual exchange. First of all, Mr. He does Bill Clinton. But that was a long time ago.' It — it is — it is — has to be seen in context. "No not at all," Stone responded.
Appearing on ABC's This Week with host George Stephanopoulos, Stone talked about an email exchange he had with Randy Credico, a comedian, radio host, and activist. Credico, Stone has claimed, was his intermediary in contacts with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
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Credico to lie." I never told Mr. "So they’re taking things out of context, presenting them in a light that it mischaracterized their significance.
One message from Stone indicated Credico should "do a Frank Pentangeli" in order to avoid contradicting Stone’s testimony. In The Godfather Part II, Pentangeli suffered a convenient memory loss when testifying before a congressional committee on Michael Corleone's activities. In the Mueller indictment, Stone is accused of tampering with witness Credico.
"So you were telling him not to tell the truth." Stephanopolus challenged Stone.
Political consultant Roger Stone, under indictment by the Robert Mueller Russia collusion probe and the subject of an FBI raid earlier this week, is using Mario Puzo's The Godfather to explain some of his actions.

Trump Adviser Roger Stone Says He’s The Unnamed Person Tweeting Russians In Mueller Indictment

Stone responded that the information was "pretty standard." In their correspondence with the "US person," the alleged hackers were pretending to be hacker Guccifer 2.0, and asked whether the material they posted online (a turnout model for the Democrats presidential campaign) was of use.
“But even if he was, my communication with him is ex post facto it happens weeks after the WikiLeaks have already published the Democratic National Committee emails and therefore collusion would have to be, would have to be chronological.” “I've written a 5,000 word piece you can see it stone cold truth that argues against that,” Stone told ABC News last month.
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The indictment also named a "US person" who “was in regular contact with senior members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. The Mueller indictment, returned Friday by a federal grand jury, said a dozen Russian intelligence officers tried to hack Democrats and aides to candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race. Trump” and exchanging tweets with those same Russians.
"This exchange is entirely public and provides no evidence of collaboration or collusion with Guccifer 2.0 or anyone else in the alleged hacking of the DNC emails, as well as taking place many weeks after the events described in today’s indictment.” “As I testified before the House Intelligence Committee under oath, my 24-word exchange with someone on Twitter claiming to be Guccifer 2.0 is benign based on its content, context and timing,” Stone said.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that no Americans are accused of having knowingly conspired with Russian intelligence officers. Stone has denied being part of any conspiracy or knowing that Guccifer 2.0 was Russian military intelligence.
Stone told ABC News today that he believes the reference to that "US person" in the indictment was him.
He published two screenshots on his own website in March 2017 of the exchange with the bogus Guccifer 2.0. The dates and message content match that described in the Mueller indictment. Stone's admission was not really a surprise.
“Leaking after the fact,” Stone added, “impossible.”
Longtime President Trump confidant Roger Stone has claimed that he is the unnamed person in today's Robert Mueller indictment who allegedly corresponded with suspected Russian hackers.
ABC News has reported that Mueller's investigators have contacted at least seven associates of Stone. Investigators are presumed to be searching for evidence that Trump or any close associates knew that the Russian government had hacked the DNC and gave them to Wikileaks for publication.