Over the past few days, the mainstream media has exploded with stories claiming that longtime friend and ally of President Donald J. Trump dined with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in mid-2016.
The significance of the alleged dinner meeting is the media’s claim that Stone, at the very least, had foreknowledge of the trove of classified documents that Wikileaks subsequently made public, many of which were damaging to the Hillary Clinton campaign.
The media has also speculated that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller is investigating Stone for his alleged dinner with Assange as part of his wide ranging investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
The entire narrative is an attempt to tie Stone to Assange, and Assange to the Russians, which could potentially damage Trump in the ongoing collusion investigation.
Bit it turns out that Stone has verifiable evidence that proves that the meeting never took place. The mainstream media has ignored all of it to forward their agenda.
Last night, Stone was a guest on Fox News @ Night with Shannon Beam where he told his side of the story, which vindicates him of claims made by the mainstream news.
“The important thing here is, I think, to understand that my passport, airline records, customs records, surveillance cameras at the Ecuadorian embassy where Assange has to be one of the most watched people in the world, all demonstrate that this meeting didn’t really happen,” Stone said.
Stone even offered the Wall Street Journal, who originally ran the story about his “trip” to London, the opportunity to see his passport. The paper declined.
“I also produced airline tickets and credit card receipts that show that I was in California during this period,” Stone said.
“This is a mainstream media mugging,” Stone said. “The Washington Post first unearthed this story. Sam [Nunberg] called late one Friday. I was trying to get him off the phone. He asked me what I was doing for the weekend. I said that I thought I would fly to London to have dinner with Julian Assange.”
The suggestion was a joke, according to Stone.
Sam Nunberg was a campaign advisor to Trump, who Stone describes as “neurotic.” Nunberg was eventually fired from the Trump campaign. Stone has always maintained that he was not serious about meeting with Assange, and never did.
“I later milked the joke in an email,” Stone said. “Sam sent me an email showing me Trump trailing Hillary by 15, kind of sticking it in my face because after he was fired he was very anti-Trump.”
In an August 2016 email exchange, Stone was asked about Assange’s proclaimed “October surprise,” with which the Wikileaks founder had been teasing the public. Stone claimed at that time to be in contact with Assange.
“I actually have communicated with Assange,” he reportedly said. I believe the next traunch of documents pertain to the Clinton Foundation, but there’s no telling what the October surprise may be.”
Stone says that he in fact used a confirming source – a journalist who was in touch with Assange – but never spoke with Assange directly.
“I testified about all of this under oath for four and a half hours before the House Intelligence Committee,” Stone said. “I asked that the testimony be made public, but the insist that they will not release it.”
The journalist to whom Stone referred was later fired from the radio station where he worked as a result of Stone’s testimony.
Stone has been vindicated of any mainstream media libel regarding his alleged ties to Assange by physical evidence and under-oath testimony, but it seems that the political left – sworn enemies of anything or anyone Trump related – will continue to push their fake Russian collusion narrative.