Roger Stone, a Donald Trump confidante and "hatchet man," claimed he has communicated with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange about the potential release of private Hillary Clinton documents.
In video unearthed by the liberal group Media Matters, Stone told the Southwest Broward Republican Organization about a potential "October surprise" that could be forthcoming to derail Clinton's campaign.
"With regard to the October surprise, what would be your forecast on that given what Julian Assange has intimated he's going to do?" a questioner asked Stone.
"Well, it could be any number of things," Stone replied. "I actually have communicated with Assange. I believe the next tranche of his documents pertain to the Clinton Foundation but there's no telling what the October surprise may be."
Stone's revelation that he has "communicated with" Assange may fuel Clinton supporters' suggestions there may have been a Trump connection to the hack of the Democratic National Committee, which was purportedly committed by Russian actors.
As the GOP primary reached its final stages, Trump questioned whether his top competitor's father had connections to the assassin of President Kennedy. He has also launched sharply personal attacks on the Clintons.
With 90 days remaining until Election Day, the potential leak of Hillary Clinton's emails could be employed as a rhetorical device by Trump in an effort to thwart his opponent's continued rise in the polls.