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Alex Jones And Roger Stone Contradict Trump's Pretext For Firing Comey

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Roger Stone, a former political hatchet man for President Richard Nixon who now gives advice to (and equivocates for) President Donald Trump, has been offering very carefully worded responses to questions about whether he advised Trump to fire FBI Director James Comey.

Joy Behar and Roger Stone painted a nightmare scenario for the audience of ABC's "The View" on Friday. Stone rejects the idea it had anything to do with reports that Comey was seeking more resources for the Russian Federation probe.

"They have to remain confidential", Stone told "The View".

But the filmmakers insist that such an assertion seems off the mark, especially considering Stone's much-publicized visit to Trump Tower in December.

"Well, I am not going to contradict the President and I am not going to say when I've spoken to him but I will say this, I have spoken to him very recently", Stone said.

"It's important to remember that Roger was literally the first person to put the idea into Trump's head to run for the presidency back in 1987", Pehme said.

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Stone refused to divulge the subject of the conversation, saying, "I'm not ever going to get into the substance of those conversations, I'll tell you why - if I do, there won't be any more of them".

In a May 5 interview with "The David Webb" show, Stone said the last time he had spoken to the President was "less than a week ago".

"I'm not going to characterize exactly when, other than to say very very very recently".

As Stone's name has come up in stories about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the White House has appeared to try to distance itself from Stone, with Mr. Trump himself tweeting, "Have not spoken to Roger in a long time". "I think he became unaccountable".

Roger Stone, the right wing gadfly and provocateur with a career that traces back to the Nixon administration, has a habit of popping up in the midst of the most sordid political tales.

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