Republican consultant Roger Stone is gearing up for a legal battle with Special Counsel Robert Mueller after his team spent weeks interviewing people close to Stone, ABC News reports.
Stone, a longtime friend and associate of President Donald Trump’s, recently added Florida lawyer Bruce Rogow, who has argued eleven cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, to his legal team. Rogow has represented Trump’s golf club interests in Florida for more than 20 years. He will join Robert Buschel and Grant Smith in representing Stone, though Rogow told ABC News on Tuesday that Stone has yet to hear from Mueller’s office.
“Buschel and I welcome the presence of someone with Mr. Rogow’s stature and gravitas,” said Smith.
According to Stone’s legal team, their client has already undergone two polygraph tests, which they say he passed on a number of matters related to the Mueller investigation.
"I suggested a polygraph in order to pin down the veracity of Roger's positions on the investigation by the special counsel with regard to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks," Rogow told ABC. "I have great confidence in the polygraph examiner, to whom I sent Mr. Stone."
A source told The Wall Street Journal that Mueller’s team is particularly interested in some conference calls that Stone hosted in 2016, in which he allegedly commented on WikiLeaks, though sources said that the special counsel’s team has been unsuccessful in locating recordings of these calls.
"Mr. Stone is confident that the transcripts of whatever recordings may be out there are 100 percent consistent with his sworn testimony and both his public statements at the time, and subsequent clarifications of the same,” Smith said.
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