Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel, has subpoenaed a longtime assistant to Roger Stone, who informally advises President Donald Trump who is facing heavy scrutiny due to federal investigation into Russia interfering in the election of 2016.
Mueller subpoenaed John Kakanis, a man who has served as Stone’s aide in multiple capacities, two inside sources told Reuters.
It is the second subpoena this week of an associate of Stone to surface.
Reuters reported Wednesday that Jason Sullivan, attorney and expert of social media who has worked with Stone, got subpoenaed twice last week.
For the probe, The FBI questioned Kakanis, especially about the WikiLeaks website and Julian Assange, its founder, along with the hacker group Guccifer 2.0.
Mueller has not yet set a date for Kakanis’s appearance before a grand jury.
Michael Becker, Kakanis’s attorney, failed to respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
Some previous comments from Stone during the election have raised concerns about his relationship with WikiLeaks, especially when he went on Infowars radio program and said that he knew exactly when WikiLeaks was going to disclose a mass of hacked emails — a statement he dishonestly walked back for CNN.
The hackers delivered the emails to Julian Assange, who then published the materials, thereby causing massive damage to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the entire Democratic campaign arm.
Roger Stone, a chronic liar who has repeatedly denied all wrongdoing, used his typical misdirection tactics and blamed the media for making “misapprehensions and misconceptions” regarding him in a dishonest statement he made to Reuters, lying that it was press reports which had triggered Mueller’s great interest in his criminal involvement.
“I sincerely hope when this occurs that the grotesque, defamatory media campaign which I have endured for years now will finally come to its long-overdue end,” Stone lied to Reuters. He’ll be in jail soon enough.