Special counsel Robert Mueller, MSNBC’s Ari Melber reported Thursday evening, intends on slapping Randy Credico with a subpoena, this after Credico denied a voluntary interview request.
JUST IN: Ari Melber reports that Mueller intends to subpoena Randy Credico (@Credico2016). Credico told @AriMelber yesterday that he declined a request to voluntarily talk with the special counsel's office. Credico is connected to Assange and Stone.
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) August 9, 2018
It’s the latest person with a connection to former Trump advisor Roger Stone to feel Mueller’s subpoena wrath. Most recently, it was so-called “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis. Unlike Credico, Davis agreed to a voluntary interview.
As Law&Crime reported in June, Credico, a radio host-comedian acquaintance of Stone’s, who Stone reportedly asked to contact WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, declined a request for a voluntary interview because he doesn’t want to be known as a “rat.”
“The last thing that I would like to be known as is a rat,” he said. “I didn’t talk to the House committee and I’m not going to talk to the Senate committee.”
Well, says Mueller, there’s a subpoena in your future.
Stone, you may recall, said he “badgered” Credico, but only for the most upstanding reason.
“[I] badgered [Credico] to tell the truth,” he said. “I have never urged him not to cooperate with any official inquiry — only to tell the truth.”
Another notable is that Credico, despite not wanting to participate in the Mueller investigation unless forced, regards it as “professional” and “not political,” which is not something many, including President Donald Trump, seem to believe.
“The investigators for the Mueller team I take very seriously and it’s not political, it’s professional. You’ve got really professional investigators and prosecutors there and they’re not running for reelection, you know what I mean? So they’re not grandstanding,” he said.
As CNN reported, Stone said Credico served as an intermediary between him and Assange. In the past, Stone has called Credico a “good man” who “merely confirmed what Assange had said publicly.”
“He was correct. Wikileaks did have the goods on Hillary and they did release them,” Stone added.
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