Prosecutors unveiled threatening text messages on Thursday by Roger Stone, US President Donald Trump's advisor, to radio presenter Randy Credico urging Stone Credico not to testify about their communication about Stone & # 39; s efforts in 2016 to learn when WikiLeaks may release more harmful emails about Trump & rival Hillary Clinton.
& # 39; Prepare to die c ** ks **** r. & # 39; Stone wrote text to Credico in one curse. & # 39; You are a rat. & # 39;
In text messages, shown as exhibits during the criminal trial of Stone in the federal court in Washington, Credico confronted Stone with his testimony of September 2017 to the Intelligence Committee of the Lower House.
Stone testified that he had a channel back to WikiLeaks website founder Julian Assange, who warned him in the summer of 2016 that more damned emails about Clinton would be released.
Stone identified Credico, who had interviewed Assange in his radio program, as the secret source of his intelligence in a subsequent letter to the committee.
But when the committee and Special Counsel Robert Mueller later tried to confirm Stone's claim by asking Credico to testify, Credico realized that Stone had lied that he was a back channel and rescheduled the timeline to make it sound like Credico in had provided information in July, when in fact Credico did not interview Assange until a month later.
& # 39; I don't know why you had to lie and say you had a back channel, & # 39; Credico later told Stone in texts that were sent in early December 2017. & # 39; You could have just told them the truth … You want me to cover you for perjury now. & # 39;
Smart arrival: Roger Stone arrived with his wife Nydia in a Prince of Wales suit, blue shirt with openwork collar and dark blue tie
Entourage: Stone was accompanied by hiss wife Nydia, daughter Adria and Randy Short (left) an anti-gay pastor
Threat: Stone sent a stream of texts to Randy Credico who, according to prosecutors, threatened the DJ and his 13-year-old therapy god, Biana de Coton de Tulear
& # 39; I guarantee you, you are the one charged with perjury if you are stupid enough to testify, & # 39; Stone replied.
Stone, a self-described & # 39; dirty cheater & # 39; and & # 39; agent provocateur & # 39 ;, has not committed allegations of obstructing justice, witnessing tampering and lying to the House Intelligence Committee in its investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 elections.
In various texts, Stone has urged Credico to advocate the fifth amendment against self-incrimination or not to talk to investigators. He referred to & # 39; Frank Pentangeli & # 39; – a character in the movie & # 39; The Godfather Part II & # 39; which houses its testimony to Congress about a gangster in the midst of witness intimidation.
THE COST AGAINST ROGER STONE
Roger Stone is responsible for:
1. Obstacle of justice, lying to Congress and witnessing tampering by trying to make Randy Credico lie to Congress
2. Lying to Congress that he had no emails or texts about Julian Assange
3. Lying when he claimed that his references to contact with Assange were actually about a & # 39; intermediary & # 39; went – Randy Credico
4. Lying that he is his & # 39; intermediary & # 39; has not asked to communicate with Assange
5. Lying that he is the & # 39; mediator & # 39; did not text or email about WikiLeaks
6. Lying that he never had a conversation with his & # 39; intermediary & # 39; with someone in the Trump campaign
Stone also sent other threatening texts and seemed to suggest that he would harm Credico & # 39; s little white dog, Bianca, a 13-year-old Coton de Tuléar.
& # 39; I'm going to take that dog away from you. You can't help it either because you're a weak piece of shit, & # 39; texting & # 39; at Stone.
And he called Richard Nixon and said, "Block it, plead for the fifth, all to save the plan … Richard Nixon."
Credico eventually pleaded the fifth for the committee, but later agreed to an interview by the FBI.
Prosecutors also told how Stone told a congressional investigation that he had never discussed WikiLeaks with the Trump campaign, despite the fact that he had shared more than 50 phone calls with seniors, including Steve Bannon – and two with Donald Trump, a court heard Thursday.
Stone was asked by the House Intelligence Committee if he had discussions with the future team of the president about 2016 hacking e-mails from the Democratic Party by Russia.
In an excerpt from his testimony of July 26, 2017, which was played on Thursday during the trial of the Stone congress, the self-proclaimed political filthy cheater replied: & # 39; I didn't do it. & # 39;
Prosecutors then produced a chart showing that Stone had in fact, around the time of the hack, shared 25 phone calls with shameful former Trump campaign president Paul Manafort and 28 phone calls with former delegate Rick Gates of Manafort.
Stone spoke to Trump & # 39; s one-time chief strategist Steve Bannon and made two calls to the so-called president himself, all between August and November 2016, according to data presented by prosecutor Jonathan Kravis.
FBI agents heard about the calls when they later received orders for Stone's telephone information, the court heard.
However, Judge Amy Berman Jackson reminded jury members that although agents could see that they had taken place, they had no access to the content or could say what was being discussed.
Entourage: British alt-right media activist Milo Yiannopoulos was one of the public spectators.
In another instance of Stone apparently lied to the congress, prosecutors played clips asking him if he had written messages or reports of his talks with Randy Credico, one of the two people who allegedly used Stone to try to get information from Assange.
Stone was heard in the recording and told lawmakers that Credico, a comedian and radio presenter, & # 39; not an e-mail man & # 39; and that they only spoke on the phone.
Kravis asked former FBI agent Michelle Taylor, the first witness of the prosecutor, however: & On the 26th, on the same day, he testified before the commission that his mediator was not an email man, how much written communication did Roger Stone have? with Randy Credico? & # 39;
Taylor answered: & # 39; 72. & # 39;
The court heard that the two men shared more than 160 messages in September 2016.
None of the messages were handed over to Congress even though Stone was warned in writing that he had to provide "documents, archives, electronically stored information … that could reasonably lead to facts & # 39; regarding alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 elections.
He told lawmakers that his legal team searched his posts and his Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat and & # 39; nothing relevant & # 39; found.
& # 39; We have searched extensively in the direction of my lawyer and nothing met the criteria you asked for, & # 39; he said in the recording that was played on Thursday.
The silver-haired defendant, dressed in a Prince of Wales suit, blue shirt with open-worked collar and dark blue tie, denies justice, witness tampering and lying to the commission.
Stone was accompanied on Thursday by a procedure by his wife Nydia and & # 39; spiritual adviser & # 39; Pastor Randy Short, who has compared homosexuality with pedophilia and campaigners for gay rights with Hitler.
Alt-right media activist Milo Yiannopoulos, who is gay, was one of the public spectators.
Earlier, prosecutors told the trial that the 67-year-old & # 39; frankly & # 39; lied to Congress about the efforts of the supporters to get Democratic Party emails hacked by Russia and distributed by WikiLeaks on the eve of the 2016 elections. He wanted to cover his tracks because & # 39; truth looked bad for the Trump campaign and the truth looked bad for Donald Trump & # 39 ;.
Stone not only misled the legislators about his attempts to reach WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, he also hid his subsequent conversations with senior Trump Campaign officials who wanted to know what dirty Assange had on their opponent, Hillary Clinton, is claimed.
Stone made several mysterious phone calls to Trump himself, a few hours after the DNC announced to the world that it had been hacked, heard his lawsuit in Washington, DC.
Jury members heard how the cunning Republican official and old confidant of Trump seized the now infamous hacking of emails from the Democratic National Committee as an opportunity to ask for favor and help his friend enter the White House at Hillary Clinton's expense.
He used two different collaborators to tease WikiLeaks about their plans to publish stolen emails embarrassing former Clinton candidate, and then contacted both Bannon and Manafort to indicate he could help the vote turn their way and save & # 39; Trump & # 39; s ass & # 39; s.
But when he was asked a year later to testify to the House Intelligence Committee about Russian involvement in the DNC hack and attempts to get involved in the elections, Stone misled the legislators and hid a whole series of emails, texts and documents, prosecutor Aaron Zelinksy said.
Two phone calls received: an FBI agent told how Stone Donald Trump called himself twice after the first publication of hacked Democratic emails. The content of the calls is unknown, the agent has confirmed
Calls: Stone told Congress that he was not talking to anyone in the Trump campaign about WikiLeaks. An FBI agent shows the court how, around the time of the hack, he shared 25 phone calls with shameful former Trump campaign president Paul Manafort (left) and 28 phone calls with former delegate Rick Gates of Manafort (right).
Trail: Prosecutors showed how Stone spoke directly to Trump, an hour after the call, Stone sent an email to Jerome Corsi telling him that a friend living in London should visit Julian Assange & # 39; and & # 39; receive e-mails & # 39; that Assange had put up his sleeve.
& # 39; In a critical inquiry of national importance, the accused, Roger Stone, repeatedly lied under oath to a convention committee and lied under oath to make his mark, & # 39; he said to the jury, consisting of nine women and three men.
The old GOP dusk was sued by a large jury as part of Robert Mueller's special investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
He had bragged repeatedly in public about his contacts with WikiLeaks in 2016 and announced & # 39; time and time again & # 39; that he knew they knew when they were about to plunder emails that had been looted from the DNC's computer.
When, on June 14, 2016, hours after senior Democrats admitted that their server had been breached, Stone had a telephone conversation with the then-candidate Trump, the court heard.
& # 39; We do not know the content, we do know that there was a conversation just after the DNC announced it had been hacked, & # 39; said Zalinsky.
The two men spoke again for ten minutes after WikiLeaks started releasing the cache of stolen materials in July of that year.
& # 39; Again, we don't know the content, but we do know that Roger Stone then spoke with candidate Trump and we know that they talked about candidate Trump's personal line for about ten minutes, & # 39; the public prosecutor added.
About an hour after the phone call, Stone sent an email to an employee named Jerome Corsi, telling him that a friend living in London should visit Julian Assange & # 39; and & # 39; receive e-mails & # 39; that Assange had in store.
Corsi, an author and conspiracy theorist, wrote back two days later to say that their friend had told that WikiLeaks is planning two more revelations.
Corsi was one of the two men with whom Stone communicated about WikiLeaks, but he would later try to hide Corsi's involvement, claiming instead that his only channel was Credico, prosecutors claim.
According to the government's indictment, Stone – who briefly served on Trump's campaign but was driven out in the midst of a fight with campaign leader Corey Lewandowski – is accused of telling five lies during his testimony of September 26, 2017.
They say that he lied that he had no emails or texts about WikiLeaks and that he was his & # 39; intermediary & # 39; had not asked to communicate with Assange.
It is further claimed that he lied that he only had one employee who acted as a back channel when he had two, and both lied and tampered with a witness when he later tried to mislead Credico into the congress.
Finally, Stone is accused of lying that he never talks to his & # 39; intermediary & # 39; with someone in the Trump campaign.
& # 39; Now you'll ask why Roger Stone didn't just tell the truth? & # 39; Zelinsky told jury members. & # 39; The evidence in this case will show that Roger Stone lied to the House Intelligence Committee because the truth looked bad.
WHO IS LOOKING FOR AT THE ROGER STONE TRIAL
Left-wing radio DJ, who says he should always have his therapy dog with him, is & # 39; Person 2 & # 39; in the charges against Roger Stone
Bianca de Coton de Tulear:
Credico & # 39; s 13-year-old therapy dog; unclear whether the court permits her in court
Former top assistant to Trump now runs an anti-impeachment podcast from his D.C. basement. He is expected to be a witness to the persecution
Former deputy Trump campaign leader Mueller has witnessed. Forced to reveal secret Russian mistress when he testified against Paul Manafort, his former boss
Conspiracy theorist associate of Stone; fought attempts by Mueller to force him into a plea. Earlier pushed false claim Barack Obama was born in Kenya
Theodore & # 39; Ted & # 39; Malloch:
Trump campaign figure whose role in contact with Assange will be investigated by prosecutors; previously wrongly claimed that he was a professor in Oxford and a Scottish laird
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton:
Will not appear as witnesses, but prospective judges were warned that they will be mentioned during the trial
& # 39; The truth looked bad for the Trump campaign and the truth looked bad for Donald Trump. & # 39;
Stone is also accused of threatening Credico after the DJ has repeatedly asked Stone to come clean about the emails and his contacts with WikiLeaks.
Credico met Assange when he interviewed him for his radio show in 2016, but claims that Stone bragged about having another channel a month earlier, so the chief could not be, the prosecutor said.
When Credico threatened to testify with the House Intelligence Committee and would contradict this against Stone, the silver-haired defendant suggested instead Credico & # 39; a & # 39; Frank Pentangeli & # 39;
Prosecutors say this is a reference to a character in Godfather's Part II, lying to a convention committee to help the Corleone family.
Jury members also heard that when it was revealed that Robert Mueller and his probe were interested in Stone's activities, Stone Credico text & # 39; te: & # 39; Waste of your time – tell him to go himself. & # 39;
& # 39; He threatened his friend. He even threatened his dog. & # 39; Zalinksy told the court. Jury members saw a number of news fragments around the time of the DNC hack in 2016, in which Stone bragged about links to Assange, currently in custody in the UK, fighting extradition to the US for hacking.
In an interview with controversial Infowars host Alex Jones in August 2016, Stone Assange, who avoided police for seven years by hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, described as & # 39; one of the world's greatest freedom fighters & # 39; .
Bruce Rogow, Stone's lawyer, claims that his client never wanted to lie and was only guilty of bragging and exaggerating the extent of his contacts.
& # 39; He bragged about his ability to find out what was going on, & # 39; Rogow said. & # 39; But he had no intermediary. & # 39;
That was because Credico and Corse really only & # 39; Stone & # 39; played by claiming they had inner knowledge that they didn't have, Rogow said.
And the former Nixon campaign advisor – who has permanently tattooed the face of the disgraced former president – & # 39; played others & # 39; by pretending he was in direct contact with WikiLeaks. & # 39;
We think the evidence will show that there was no corrupt intention in whatever Mr. Stone said or did, & Rog 39 said.
Prior to his arrest, Stone DailyMail.com assured in an exclusive interview on January 4 that he would not be charged and said: “They have nothing. They have done their best, but I have done nothing illegal. & # 39;
Three weeks later, he was surrounded and detained by FBI agents with guns in a dramatic attack on his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
. (tagsToTranslate) dailymail (t) news (t) Donald Trump (t) Hillary Clinton