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Roger Stone: I’ll beat suit even if jury thinks I’m a devil

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Republican strategist Roger Stone said Thursday that jurors may think he’s “the devil” but he still expects to beat a defamation lawsuit accusing him of circulating a mailer calling a political candidate a sexual predator. The civil trial in New York was set to start Thursday but was postponed until at least August. Stone, a longtime Donald Trump adviser who cut his teeth in politics playing tricks on opponents of President Richard Nixon, said he looks forward to testifying —…

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Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone involved in hit-and-run

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Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone says a car he was riding in this week in Florida was struck by a hit-and-run driver. In a statement to The Associated Press, Stone described the incident as “suspicious,” coming as he is under scrutiny for his communication with the Russian-linked hacker Guccifer 2.0. Stone tweeted that he was uninjured in the crash except for blurry vision in his right eye. Stone says the car he was riding in was “T-boned” by a large,…

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On Twitter, President Donald Trump says he will order an investigation into voter fraud

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President Donald Trump says he will order an investigation into voter fraud. The president tweeted early Wednesday that the measures will affect those registered to vote in more than one state, “those who are illegal and even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time).” Trump says that “depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures.” Trump repeatedly made disputable claims of a rigged voting system before the election, but now in the White…

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A rundown of the real winners and losers from Florida’s general election

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Yesterday’s slate of general elections in Florida certainly provided a list of winners and losers, and I’m not just talking about the candidates. Here is my list of the real winners and losers coming out of Tuesday. Winners Rick Scott — The Naples Republican was an early backer of the president-elect, comparing Trump’s rise to his own 2010 gubernatorial run and even penning an op-ed way back in January that Trump captured “the frustration of many Americans.” No doubt he’s taking notes for his own rumored 2018…

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Top Hillary Clinton aide links Roger Stone to Russian email hacking

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Hillary Clinton‘s top adviser said the FBI is investigating Russia’s possible role in hacking thousands of his personal emails, an intrusion he said Donald Trump’s campaign may have been aware of in advance. If true, the assertion from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta would amount to an extraordinary link between Russia and an American presidential campaign. Podesta said the alleged ties could be driven either by Trump’s policy positions, which at times echo the Kremlin, or the Republican’s “deep engagement…

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Donald Trump has a ‘plan B’ for convention – outside help

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Donald Trump has a Plan B if he’s faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he’s called “corrupt.” While the billionaire businessman might lock up the Republican presidential nomination in the next five weeks of voting, he and his allies are simultaneously undertaking a parallel effort in case he falls short. Outside groups, including one led by longtime Trump political ally Roger Stone, and a loose collection of colorful supporters such as “Bikers…

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Roger Stone still has Donald Trump’s back, with super PAC to attack rivals

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Even though he still no longer an official part of the campaign, Roger Stone still has Donald Trump’s back. Stone, a longtime Republican consultant and former operative for the Trump campaign, is launching a super PAC to attack rivals of the Republican front-runner. According to Beth Reinhard of The Wall Street Journal, one target of the new Committee to Restore America’s Greatness is widely expected to be U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. Although Stone said he has not yet talked to…

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