WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump's campaign in 2016 wanted to keep up with the release of emails potentially damaging Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, reaching out to Trump, the former vice president Republican campaign president testified on Tuesday.
Rick Gates, testifying in the criminal trial of President Donald Trump longtime political adviser Roger Stone, said he witnessed a call with Trump and Stone regarding the WikiLeaks website in late July of the year. 2016.
WikiLeaks revealed a number of stolen emails in the months before the election that damaged Mrs Clinton.
Although Gates acknowledged that he could not hear the content of the call between Trump and Stone while they were driving from Trump Tower to LaGuardia Airport in New York City, he said that within 30 seconds or so, he Trump hung up with Stone, Trump said there would be more information, in a clear reference to WikiLeaks.
Gates' testimony, who appeared under the cooperation agreement, could hurt Stone when he faces charges of obstructing justice, witnessing fraud and lying to the House Intelligence Committee United States in the investigation of Russian interference in the election. Stone pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors at the Stone Stone trial in federal court in Washington rescinded the government case on Tuesday and the defense will start presenting its case later in the day.
Prosecutors sought to prove to the jurors that Stone lied to the committee …
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