- Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly close to finishing his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
- Mueller and his team recently focused on Trump associates’ potential contacts with WikiLeaks regarding the group’s publication of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
- Two former friends, longtime GOP operative Roger Stone and left-wing radio host Randy Credico, have been key players through this portion of the investigation.
As special counsel Robert Mueller wraps up his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, he has focused heavily on direct and indirect contacts Trump associates potentially had with WikiLeaks, the group that released emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
The probe has honed in on two former friends: Roger Stone, a longtime GOP political operative, and Randy Credico, a left-wing radio host who Stone claims was his source for claims during the campaign about WikiLeaks’ plans to release anti-Clinton information.
Stone and Credico have engaged for months in a public dispute over Stone’s claims. Credico adamantly denies he was Stone’s link to WikiLeaks.
Stone and Credico’s public and private statements throughout the spat provide context to the events leading up to the WikiLeaks release. To help make sense of the dispute, here’s a timeline of events before and after the Podesta dump, which occurred on Oct. 7, 2016.
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