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CNN: WikiLeaks Says Roger Stone Had No Backchannel to the Group

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By    |   Monday, 27 Mar 2017 07:42 PM

WikiLeaks denies political strategist and former Donald Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone had backchannel communications with the group's founder Julian Assange last year, CNN reported.

"No communications, no channel," a WikiLeaks representative wrote in an email, CNN reported.

The rep did not give his or her name, the outlet reported.

"Stone is playing slovenly Democrat-aligned journalists like a fiddle, brilliantly inserting himself, as is his habit to raise his profile and market his books," the representative added.

"He is entirely delighted with inviting scrutiny, because of course, he is no one who knows nothing about anything and was pushed out of the Trump team a long time ago for just this type of opportunism."

Assange also had denied Stone's claims – reported by the Miami Herald last October – to Fox News' Sean Hannity in January.

Stone scoffed at the WikiLeaks denial, CNN reported.

"Since I never communicated with WikiLeaks, I guess I must be innocent of charges I knew about the hacking of [Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John] Podesta's email (speculation and conjecture) and the timing or scope of their subsequent disclosures," he wrote in an email, CNN reported.

"So, I am clairvoyant or just a good guesser, because the limited things I did predict (Oct disclosures) all came true."

WikiLeaks also said Stone leaked his own direct messages that revealed communication with Guccifer 2.0, a hacker believed to be connected to Russia and who supplied WikiLeaks with hacked emails.

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