Trump Ally Roger Stone Says He Won't Testify Privately on Russian Federation

Republican operative Roger Stone in Get Me Roger Stone    
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"I'm not going to contradict the president and I'm not going to say when I spoke to him - but I would say this, I have spoken to him very recently", Stone, 64, told "The View".

So when President Donald Trump, in a sensational turn on Tuesday night, axed FBI Director James Comey, trained eyes turned to Stone.

Trump tweeted Wednesday that he hasn't spoken to Stone "in a long time", saying CNN's reporting on the matter was "false".

The Trump administration can't keep its story straight. Stone rejects the idea it had anything to do with reports that Comey was seeking more resources for the Russian Federation probe.

But in an interview with ABC's "The View" Friday morning, Stone said he had spoken to Trump "very recently". But he confirmed he had "occasional" and "private" conversations with the President.

But the filmmakers insist that such an assertion seems off the mark, especially considering Stone's much-publicized visit to Trump Tower in December. While Stone refuses to disclose the exact details of what he and Trump have discussed, he has taken to CNN and Twitter to rebut reports that he urged Trump to fire Comey - while simultaneously making it clear that, yes, he and the president still remain in conversation with one another.

This isn't the first time Stone has said he regularly speaks to the President.

"Yeah, I think he did", he said.

Stone himself is said to be a central figure in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign, including reports that the FBI intercepted Stone communications starting in June 2016.

"I think Jeff Sessions, because of his partisanship, is the wrong person to pursue this and I would welcome a special prosecutor", he told "The View".

Those offering their own appraisals in "Get Me Roger Stone", including the president, Paul Manafort and Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson, have other names for the spotlight-grabbing political consultant.

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