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Serial rape suspect says Facebook chats show victims plotted to frame him

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Attorneys for an accused Arizona serial rapist say social media records show his accusers plotted to frame him.

Tyler Kost appeared Monday in court, nearly a year after he was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting up to 12 women and girls and threatening to kill victims and witnesses.

His attorney argued that Facebook chat records should be introduced as evidence in the case, saying the 19-year-old Kost’s accusers conspired against him.

“What we know now is that there was a group of girls who conspired against Tyler to put him in jail,” argued attorney Christine Whalin. “They succeeded in that, and Tyler has now been in jail for over a year based on those lies.”

Defense attorneys claimed Facebook messages obtained by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office show evidence of the plot.

“Let’s f*ck with his mind and car,” one message reads, according to court filings.

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Another girl said Kost needed to be “taught a lesson,” while another message suggests the teens “should sacrifice him to Satan.”

One girl said she was “down” to participate in the conspiracy, while another message shows a girl who said, “I already know this is going to be so much fun!”

The teens made plans to watch the 2006 movie, “John Tucker Must Die,” which depicts a group of high school girls who take revenge on a cheating ex-boyfriend.

Kost’s lawyer said her client was the victim of a plot intended as “revenge for him being a player.”

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However, one of the participants in the chats said Kost and his lawyer were attempting to blame the real victims in the case.

“We were just a bunch of pissed off teenage girls,” said Michelle Holmes, who is not among the listed victims. “We were just ranting and venting and getting it off our chest.”

The judge will decide within a few weeks whether the Facebook chats will be admissible as evidence.

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Republican lawmakers ask judge to destroy smoking gun documents proving GOP’s white supremacy

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Republicans on Monday sought a court order to block damning documents from being used against them in a lawsuit.

"North Carolina Republican lawmakers on Monday asked a court to make sure the files of the now-deceased GOP strategist Tom Hofeller are destroyed, or at least kept secret, instead of being used in a high-profile gerrymandering lawsuit," the Raleigh News & Observer reported.

"The filing comes after the groups behind the lawsuit, including Common Cause, accused Republican lawmakers of making false statements in court in a previous gerrymandering case, when the state’s 2011 maps were ruled unconstitutional," the newspaper noted. "That blockbuster accusation made national headlines and was, it said, based on Hofeller’s files which had been secret until recently."

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Trump angrily demands newspaper reveal unnamed sources behind bombshell report on his Russia policy

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President Donald Trump on Monday evening again lashed out at The New York Times for reporting on his Russia policy.

"The story in The New York Times about the U.S. escalating attacks on Russia’s power grid is fake news, and the failing New York Times knows it," Trump argued in a tweet sent after 10 p.m.

"They should immediately release their sources which, if they exist at all, which I doubt, are phony," he continued.

"Times must be held fully accountable," he demanded.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140804748423118848

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Trump seethes and calls Fox ‘fake news’ after seeing a story that made him mad

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Trouble appears to be brewing between President Donald Trump and the cable news station he loves: Fox News.

In a tweet Monday night, the president lashed out at the network over its polling and called it “fake news’ — an epithet he usually reserves for mainstream outlets:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140768516288782336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Matthew Gertz, who has previously noted that Trump appears to record news segments and watch them a few hours later, suggested that the president appeared to be reacting to an earlier segment from Special Report with Bret Baier. The segment showed that, even according to Fox News’ polling, Trump trails every single leading candidate in the Democratic field in head-to-head matchups.

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