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(INTELLIHUB) — CNN’s Chris Cuomo grilled author and political pundit Roger Stone on Monday over fake news claims that the pundit was colluding with the Russians by having advance knowledge of the widely purported Democratic National Committee ‘hack,’ forcing Stone to defend himself once again.
A footer graphic on the CNN broadcast read: “Is Roger Stone a target of the Mueller probe?”
On the show, Stone repeatedly denied claims that he had any foreknowledge of the alleged DNC hack and admitted his tweets which appeared to give an advance warning were only fired out because he is a “political animal.”
Additionally, the author and pundit also explained to Cuomo that he made his texts to Guccifer 2.0 available for the House Intelligence Committee six weeks after the hacking and has nothing to hide.
“How can I be involved in collusion of the hacking material after the fact?” Stone asked. “You need a time machine, it’s chronologically impossible?”
Stone admitted to the 24-word exchange with Guccifer 2.0 on Twitter but said the exchange was defiantly “after the fact.”
“There’s no evidence of collusion,” Stone reiterated.
Stone went on to point out: “It’s ironic that we have a movie right now, The Post, praising the Washington Post for publishing the Pentagon Papers, classified information, [but] at the same time we are criticizing Julian Assange and Wikileaks for publishing classified information and calling it a crime.”