Two witnesses have told the Washington Post that Stone mentioned his contacts with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the spring of 2016, before the group began releasing hacked e-mails from the DNC and from John Podesta.
Stone combats the claims and said Nunberg did not understand that he was joking about a meeting with Assange.
Whether it was insisting that he fired his ex-employer (and not the other way around) or regaling Alex Jones with tales of attempted assassinations by the "Deep State", former Trump adviser Roger Stone has claimed a lot of things since he first gained the spotlight during the 2016 presidential election.
He reiterated his denials Monday to the Post, saying his comments to Nunberg were intended as a joke. "Very clearly, one Friday, when I was trying to get him off the phone - because he would call relentlessly - he asked me if I had plans for the weekend, and I said, 'Yes, I'm going to fly to London and have dinner with Julian Assange.' It was a throwaway line, a joke, not serious".
Roger Stone, the longtime Trump consultant and Republican political operative, once boasted to two associates that he knew of the Clinton campaign email hacks before they happened, according to the Washington Post. "The idea that I would meet with Assange undetected is ridiculous on its face"'.
Last month, it was also revealed Stone had been in contact with Wikileaks in the fall of 2016, despite denying to congressional investigators that he had ever spoken with the organization.
While tweeting his support of the president's unsubstantiated claims that Barack Obama tried to undermine the Trump campaign, Stone directed a series of angry and abusive messages at a scientist who questioned him. "Would enjoy crush u in court and forcing you to eat shit - you stupid ignorant ugly bitch!" If Stone claimed to have an Assange connection in spring 2016, that might be interesting, but investigators already had plenty of breadcrumbs to follow on Stone.