Robert Mueller dug up one email that could bring down Donald Trump
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is exploring every avenue to destroy Donald Trump.
And the media claimed he stumbled upon a smoking gun.
Investigators did not expect what happened next.
The collusion narrative hinges on the idea someone in Trump’s orbit coordinated with WikiLeaks on the distribution of emails obtained from the Democrat National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
Media speculation has centered on former Trump advisor Roger Stone as the guilty party because he bragged a few times in 2016 about being in contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
And the Wall Street Journal reported Stone emailed aide Sam Nunberg on August 4th, 2016 and claimed to have had dinner with Assange the previous night.
The Journal reports:
“In an email dated Aug. 4, 2016, Mr. Stone wrote: “I dined with Julian Assange last night,” according to a copy of the message reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Stone is a longtime informal adviser to President Donald Trump who at that point had no official campaign role.”
Stone claimed the email was sent in jest.
He told the Wall Street Journal that he was actually on a plane from Los Angeles on that date and produced a screen shot of a booking for an individual named “Roger” on a Delta flight out of Los Angeles.
The Journal reports:
“In an interview, Mr. Stone said the email to Mr. Nunberg was a joke and that he never communicated with Mr. Assange in 2016.
“I never dined with Assange,” he said. The email “doesn’t have any significance because I provably didn’t go…there was no such meeting. It’s not what you say, it’s what you do. This was said in jest.”
Mr. Stone said he was flying out of Los Angeles the night before the email, putting him thousands of miles away from Ecuador’s embassy in London, where Mr. Assange has been holed up since 2012 under asylum. Mr. Stone provided the Journal with screenshots showing a booking for a person named “Roger” on a Delta Air Lines flight departing Los Angeles for Miami on Aug. 3, 2016, at 9:30 p.m. The airline confirmed a flight matching Mr. Stone’s screenshot but declined to say whether Mr. Stone was on board, citing customer privacy rules.”
There is still no evidence of collusion.