For several weeks now it’s been reported that Roger Stone, Trump’s strategist, is becoming a primary focus of Mueller’s special counsel investigation. Just within the last few days, it has been reported that Mueller is looking into Stone’s financial records — including his taxes.
Randy Credico, a New York radio host and comedian, provided Mother Jones with: “…a series of vitriolic emails he says Stone sent him in recent weeks. Reached via text message, Stone acknowledged communicating with Credico but told Mother Jones that “most” of the emails were “probably fabricated.” Stone declined to share the complete correspondence between him and Credico.”
Apparently Credico and Stone used to be quite close. After the election, when Stone started denying he had communicated Assange, Credico was said to have been a middle-man between Assange and Stone during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Credico, who has publicly championed Assange, has already denied playing any such role.
As a result, a rift developed between Credico and Stone.
“I am so ready. Let’s get it on. Prepare to die cock sucker,” Stone messaged Credico on April 9. Stone was responding to a message from Credico that indicated Credico would release information contradicting Stone’s claims about the 2016 election and that “all will come out.” Credico tells Mother Jones that he considered this email from Stone a threat.
Stone apparently did not dispute sending the above message to Credico, however, he maintains he was not making a threat and contends that Credico is citing his words “out of context.”
Last November, Credico was subpoenaed Credico, but asserted his Fifth Amendment rights and was excused from testifying. This year, though, Credico began speaking out and openly contradicting Roger Stone’s characterization of the role he played as a go-between for he and Julian Assange.
Roger Stone appears to be spiraling here, which isn’t much of a surprise. Having one’s finances and taxes scrutinized by Robert Mueller has proven ominous for so many of his former peers.