Conservative lobbyist and consultant Roger Stone said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., was engaging in "the worst kind of red baiting" and fear mongering regarding comments he made about him during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, The Hill reported.
"It's the new McCarthyism, and it's mudslinging," Stone said on SiriusXM radio's "The Wilkow Majority."
"Any inference that my brief and now totally public exchange with Guccifer 2, who is alleged to be a Russian asset, is A) benign in its content, and more importantly, takes place at a time after the hacking and publication of the DNC documents by WikiLeaks.."
Stone's name came up during an exchange between Schiff and FBI Director James Comey. Schiff asked Comey whether he read any press reports on Stone "proudly" boasting of engaging in political dirty tricks and whether he was aware Stone was in communication with Guccifer 2.0, a hacker believed to be a front for Russian intelligence.
Comey's answer was the same for both questions: "I'm not going to talk about any particular person here today, Mr. Schiff."
Stone, who was a former campaign adviser to Trump, openly admitted to having communication with Guccifer, but also stated Monday that the interaction "does not constitute collusion."
"I had no contact with Russians. This one has been manufactured by the intelligence service with an assist from [George] Soros and [David] Brock," Stone added. "I'm not gonna stop fighting for Donald Trump, nor are they going to silence me. I am anxious to go to the committee. Let's see if they can handle the truth."
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