Exclusive: Stone’s ‘Backchannel’ hosted Schneiderman Accuser, Stone in 2016

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Explosive revelations that women who accused former New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of physically abusing them during long-term dating relationships, decided to take their stories to Michael Cohen and Donald Trump instead of to the police, have been further complicated by the discovery that both the accusers, and the authors and publication that carried the anti-Schneiderman story, may also have been linked to Roger Stone – just as Al Franken’s accuser Leanne Tweeden was.

Twitter user @Inesie reported on the night Scheiderman resigned, that Stone’s “human backchannel” to Wikileaks, Randy Credico, had hosted Jennifer Gonnerman on his radio show in 2016.


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Roger Stone was a guest on the same show with Ms. Gonnerman. Mr. Credico evidently knows both Stone and Gonnerman well:

Mr. Credico hosted Gonnerman most recently in late January of 2017.

Credico’s association with Gonnerman goes back several years, according to his Twitter feed. In 2015, he credited her for helping him change drug laws:

The unverified story in the New Yorker that accused Mr. Scheiderman acknowledged that Ms. Gonnerman, a friend of accuser Tanya Selvaratnam, was a key figure in setting up the report:

Senna advised Selvaratnam to retrieve her belongings from his apartment. On November 3, 2017, she did so, with another friend—Jennifer Gonnerman, a staff writer at this magazine. As they carried her things outside, they talked about the fact that Selvaratnam couldn’t possibly be the only woman who had seen this side of Schneiderman. Gonnerman asked her who else he had dated. Selvaratnam knew of one former girlfriend—not Manning Barish—and described where she had worked.

The next day, Gonnerman happened to run into a male friend who had once worked with the former girlfriend. Gonnerman asked him if he’d ever known anyone who had dated Schneiderman. He said yes: a close friend of his had. Without divulging anything, Gonnerman asked, “So how did that work out?” He answered, “He used to spit on her and slap her during sex.”

Gonnerman told Selvaratnam about the other victim. “She was very traumatized,” Gonnerman recalls. “On the one hand, she was relieved to learn it had happened before, but on the other it was, like, ‘Why hasn’t anyone stopped him?’ ”

On Twitter, one of the co-authors of the piece accusing Schneiderman, Jane Mayer, denied that sources had any links to Trump and Cohen

Just to be clear: not one source for our story on Schneiderman has any ties to Trump or Michael Cohen. Our sources all are deeply opposed to Trump and deeply disappointed that Schneiderman let them and their Cause down.

This is self-evidently false, in that Ms. Gonnerman’s ties to Stone are a tie to Trump; Mr. Stone was official Trump campaign staff.

One of the accusers named in the story, Michelle Manning Barish, had a long history of making anti-Clinton tweets. One of her tweets linked a facebook post showed that she deleted the phrase “I know the family” when posting about the Russian mobster Tamir Sapir and Trump Soho.

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This is a developing story  – more as we get it.

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