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Roger Stone sought dirt on Clinton from WikiLeaks through friend

Though Roger Stone has protested mightily that he wasn't on the prowl during the 2016 presidential campaign for dirt on Hillary Clinton from Julian Assange, emails show that he indeed pressed a friend to obtain damning information from the WikiLeaks founder. 

Stone sought emails pertaining to Clinton's involvement in an alleged 2011 failed peace deal with Libya, according to a September 2016 email from Stone to New York radio personality Randy Credico cited by the Wall Street Journal. 

"Please ask Assange for any State or HRC e-mail from August 10 to August 30 - particularly on August 20, 2011," wrote Stone.

While Credico at first said any emails that WikiLeaks had would be on its site, he later referred to a “batch probably coming out in the next drop,” telling Stone he couldn't ask WikiLeaks “favors every other day” and noting the site had “major legal headaches right now” so the Trump ally should “relax."

Clint Watts, senior fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University and a Foreign Policy Research Institute fellow, tweeted that the emails point to collusion. “Roger Stone asked for stolen emails,” Watts wrote. “Again, failed Collusion, attempted collusion, successful collusion- it's all collusion.”

Meanwhile, Assange, soon may find himself booted out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has been living for six years. The embassy recently cut off his internet after it said he broke the terms of an agreement that he wouldn't much around in other countries' affairs.

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