And now, Stone finds himself speculating on the recent leaks to come from the Trump White House.
At an event at the Capitol Hill Club for Young Republicans, Stone was questioned by a tracker from American Bridge, the Democratic opposition research shop.
Stone was asked: “Do you think it was someone in the White House, in the Republican Party, who leaked Don Jr.'s emails to the New York Times today?”
The emails being referenced are the controversial conversations between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian operative Rob Goldstone. The email chain details the establishing of a meeting between Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer who, Goldstone said, would be sharing damning information regarding Hillary Clinton.
The meeting would take place on June 9, 2016.
Erroneously, however, the woman speaking with Stone implies that the emails were leaked “today” — which would have been Tuesday, July 11. In actuality, the emails were leaked weeks ago, and the New York Times had been planning on running a story of their contents before Trump Jr. beat them to the punch by releasing them himself on Twitter on Tuesday.
“Yes,” Stone replied.
“Do you have any idea who it might have been,” the woman asked in response.
“Yes,” Stone replied again.
When pressed to tell his questioner who it was, he demurred, saying, “I can't tell you.”
When pressed further, Stone gave a teaser of an answer: “Their initials are J.K.”
When looking at the roster of Trump's administration and White House officials, those with the initials J.K. include:
- John F. Kelly (Secretary of Homeland Security)
- Jeremy L. Katz (Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council and Economic Policy)
- Jared Kushner (President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser)
While it cannot be confirmed who exactly Stone is implying — or if he is speaking from an in-the-know position or merely starting rumors — the facts of Trump's staffing indicates that it would be one of these three persons.
Most recently, Stone found himself embroiled in the hacking scandal involving alleged DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0. Stone claims that direct messages the two shared were innocuous, with Stone simply praising the hacker's work.
“I have this brief exchange with him on Twitter,” Stone said, according to CNN. “To collude, I would have to have written him before. [...] We would need a time machine to collude.”
Stone is set to testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee on July 24.