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NY1 Exclusive: Stone Denies Phone Threat Of Spitzer's Dad

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The man who was at the center of a political controversy that shook the state capital last month spoke out about the allegations against him Thursday.

Appearing on “Inside City Hall,” Republican strategist Roger Stone denied he left a threatening voice mail for Governor Eliot Spitzer's elderly father, saying "that is definitely not me," after the message was played and aired on the show.

The voicemail said, “This is a message for Bernard Spitzer. You will be subpoenaed to testify before the Senate Committee on Investigations on your shady campaign loans. You will be compelled by the Senate Sergeant of Arts. If you resist this subpoena, you will be arrested and brought to Albany, and there’s not a God ---- thing your phony, psycho, piece of --- son can do about it."

Stone says the message was left by professional comedian and activist Randy Credico, who's been known to impersonate him.

“I believe that is Credico,” he said.

He also had an explanation for why his phone number showed up on Bernard Spitzer's caller ID.

"The technology to make my phone number pop up on Mr. Spitzer Senior's caller ID is a very simple technology," said Stone. “It could be done from your cell phone or mine, it's called spoofing. You can read about it all on the internet. It's been used by law enforcement to harass each other for some time."

Stone calls the whole thing a distraction from the Choppergate scandal involving the governor and his administration's alleged attempts to damage the state's top Republican, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.
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