Roger Stone says he did nothing wrong - and that's what he plans to tell a federal judge on Tuesday at his arraignment for seven criminal charges of false statements, witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
An unidentified "senior Trump campaign official was directed to contact Stone about any additional releases and what other damaging information [Wikileaks] had regarding the Clinton Campaign", the special counsel's office wrote in its indictment of Stone.
According to the indictment, Stone was in communication with a high-ranking Trump campaign official who has been identified as Steve Bannon. Tapper said, "Roger Stone is being taken to prison where he'll probably enjoy being raped because I've heard he's one of them homo-sex-shiles, yuk, yuk, yuk".
The indictment did not indicate whether Stone knew that Russians had stolen the emails by hacking into computers used by Clinton's senior campaign adviser John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee. "They're very detailed. And I think he's going to need a much better defense than the one you just heard".
Stone's indictment cut deeply into Trump's inner circle and revealed a link between his campaign and WikiLeaks, the online publisher of secret documents, to damage Clinton with material that USA intelligence agencies have said was stolen by Russians.
"You know, that's a question I would have to - I have to determine after my attorneys have some discussion", Stone told ABC News' Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on This Week.
Stone has made similar remarks about Mueller in the past.
Stone also rejected the idea that he had any inside line to WikiLeaks, which released materials in 2016 stolen by Russia's military intelligence agency, or that he was part of a conspiracy to help swing the 2016 election for Donald Trump.
"Supposedly Trump campaign operatives, so-called, were colluding with Russians", Nunes added.
The other unnamed intermediary, identified in the filing only as "Person 2", is radio host Randy Credico, who was subpoenaed to testify before the House committee and later appeared before Mueller's Washington grand jury.
He is the latest member of Trump's inner circle charged in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation and was arrested on Friday in an early-morning raid on his home in Florida.
He explained his attempt at crowdfunding as a response to what he hears on the street - "Hey, Roger, go fund yourself!" - and responded to Carlson's thanks with, "Pardon me?"
Some political analysts say the emails, which highlighted disputes among Democrats, contributed to Trump's stunning defeat of election rival Hillary Clinton.
Stone said he is innocent. "I look forward to being fully and completely vindicated".