UPDATED 10:48 AM PT — Monday, January 28, 2019
A former Trump campaign adviser is coming to the defense of Roger Stone just days after he was indicted by the special counsel.
During an interview Sunday night, Michael Caputo said he believes Stone will cooperate with Robert Mueller and tell the truth. He added, he thinks the allegations against Stone are very thin and have nothing to do with Russia collusion.
Caputo then doubled-down on Stone’s previous claims that he never discussed WikiLeaks with the president.
“I’ve seen Roger has speculated that it could be Rick Gates, I suspect it could be any senior member of the leadership team there — there are four or five people at the top there, but Roger insists that it’s not Donald Trump, Donald Trump insists that it’s not him,” he explained. “Roger has said over and over again that he’s never talked to the president of the United States, even during the campaign season, about WikiLeaks or Guccifer 2.0, and I’m going to go with Roger on that.”
Stone said he will not rule out cooperating with Mueller. He plans to plead not guilty to the multiple charges he’s facing, including lying to Congress.