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Saturday, November 17, 2018

New Text Messages Show Stone Knew About Wikileaks Dump

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

As Roger Stone appears increasingly likely to be indicted as a part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, the longtime political trickster and ally of President Donald Trump is trying his best to clear his name.

On Wednesday, he provided NBC news with a series of text messages between himself and Randy Credico, a friend of his who Stone has said passed along information about WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign.

It’s unclear how close a connection Stone actually had to WikiLeaks or Russian agents who hacked and released emails related to Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the election, but his promotion of the documents dumps and his boasting about having a backchannel to Julian Assange have raised suspicions.…

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Conspiracist Jerome Corsi Fears Perjury Indictment

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On Monday, Jerome Corsi, a conspiracy theorist and friend of former Trump adviser Roger Stone, told his supporters in his livestream that he expects special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors will charge him for perjury in a matter of days.

“I’m gonna be indicted,” he said. “That’s what we’re told. I’m fully expecting it.” He then begged his supporters to contribute money to his legal defense.

According to NBC reporters Anna Schecter and Ken Dilanian, Corsi confirmed his remarkst on air to the press. “When they have your emails and phone records … they’re very good at the perjury trap,” he complained.…

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New Evidence Of Trump’s Involvement With Mistress Payoffs

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President Donald Trump had a “central role” in the hush money payout schemes that have already led to Michael Cohen, his former lawyer, pleading guilty to federal campaign finance crimes, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal.

Cohen has pleaded guilty to buying the silence of former model Karen McDougal and porn star Stormy Daniels, both of whom say they had affairs with Trump before he became president. All contributions to a candidates’ campaign for president must be reported as such. In concealing these payments, prosecutors charged, Cohen violated these laws.

Cohen said when he was sentenced that he was directed by the candidate — Trump himself — to carry out these acts.…

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