Roger Stone said on Friday that CIA Director Mike Pompeo should resign after he delivered a speech this week rebuking WikiLeaks.
During that address Thursday in Washington, D.C., Pompeo said: "It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is, a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia."
When asked to react to that speech in a Newsmax TV interview, Stone said there is no convincing evidence to support this assertion. "The bureaucrats and career CIA are spinning a B.S. narrative," he said.
"Mr. Pompeo is so dumb that he is buying," added Stone before calling for Pompeo's departure. "This really raises questions about his qualifications and his ability to do the job."
There are strong indications that Stone, a Trump confidant and longtime political trickster dating back to the Nixon era, has been in some sort of contact with WikiLeaks. A recent CNN review of Stone's public statements shows Stone repeatedly seemed to have forthcoming knowledge about leaks from the group.
Stone claims he has never been in contact with the Russians. WikiLeaks also asserts it is not tied to the Russians and has never been in contact with him. Stone also became mired in controversy when he revealed that he had been in contact on Twitter in August with Guccifer 2.0, the hacker who claims to be behind the Democratic National Committee emails hack.
In a January report, the U.S. intelligence officials said with "high confidence" that both WikiLeaks and Guccifer 2.0, among others, were being used by Russian intelligence "to release US victim data obtained in cyberoperations publicly" in order to help undermine the 2016 presidential election in favor of President Trump.