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Trump ally Roger Stone used PAC money to bankroll Sunday’s Clinton accusers: report

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Women who appeared at Sunday night’s presidential debate to act as Donald Trump’s hedges against sexism charges received funds from a super PAC directed by longtime Trump ally and Republican “dirty tricks” specialist Roger Stone

According to ABC News, Stone used funds from the Committee to Restore America’s Greatness PAC to pay Kathy Shelton of Arkansas $2,500 as “contract labor” for the campaign, according to records filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).

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Stone told an Associated Press reporter via email that Shelton “was extensively interviewed on video about her experience with Hillary Clinton and was paid for her time.”

In 1975, Clinton was asked by a judge to defend a 41-year-old man accused of attacking a then 12-year-old Shelton. The prosecution reportedly bungled the case, and Clinton negotiated a plea deal to a lesser charge. Shelton has made the rounds of right-wing media in recent months attempting to derail Clinton’s candidacy.

Another of the women present at Sunday’s debate, Kathleen Willey, was the beneficiary of a fund drive by Stone earlier this year to pay off her mortgage. In a video promoting the fundraiser, Stone said that the Trump campaign contributed to the fund. The campaign, however, denies making any payments to on Willey’s mortgage.

Willey has publicly accused former Pres. Bill Clinton of subjecting her to unwanted sexual advances.

The Trump 2016 campaign purportedly has not endorsed Stone’s activities and claims to be acting independently of the network of super PACs and pro-Trump funds he has organized since leaving the campaign.

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Stone is a former aide to Pres. Richard Nixon and has been the source of some of the Trump campaign’s most scurrilous smears against opponents, including accusing Sen. Ted Cruz’s father of involvement in the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy.

Trump claims to have fired Stone from the campaign but sources say that the two longtime confreres are in regular contact and that Stone continues to have Trump’s ear when it comes to campaign tactics and avenues of attack against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Trump busted for acting like the Saudi’s ‘press secretary’ after Florida naval yard shooting

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot blasted President Donald Trump for essentially becoming a "press secretary" for the Saudi Arabian government in wake of the Pensacola, Florida mass shooting.

In his column Sunday, Boot noted that the typical mass shooting sentiments like "thoughts and prayers" were absent Friday when Trump discovered that the shooting was done by a Muslim.

"It turns out that Trump actually has a triple standard, because he treats attacks by Saudis differently than those from other Muslim nations," Boot observed. "On Friday, a Saudi air force officer studying at the Naval Air Station Pensacola shot dead three Americans and wounded eight others. Instead of expressing outrage or vowing vengeance, or even waiting for all the facts to come in, Trump sounded as if he were auditioning for the job of press secretary at the Saudi Embassy."

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McConnell blocked by his own party from calling impeachment witnesses Trump wants for Senate trial: report

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According to a report from the New York Times, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is finding his hands tied by members of his own party who are skeptical over the appropriateness of calling some of the witnesses Donald Trump  -- and a few of his House Republican enablers  -- want to appear.

As the Times notes, "While Democrats who control the House are focused on a swift impeachment vote by year’s end, the White House is almost entirely consumed by the trial that would follow in the Republican-controlled Senate, where Mr. Trump’s team believes he would have the chance to defend himself and where Democrats would almost certainly fall short of the two-thirds vote they would need to remove him from office."

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Ted Cruz hammered as ‘Putin’s stooge’ after humiliating himself on NBC to push Kremlin propaganda

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In a column for the Washington Post, conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin in publically shamed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his conversion from Cold War Russia critic to unabashed "Putin stooge" after his performance on "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

Speaking with NBC host Chuck Todd on Sunday, Cruz attempted to push what has been described as Kremlin propaganda, asserting that "there is evidence of Ukraine interference in our election because an op-ed was written criticizing Trump’s campaign rhetoric about Ukraine." 

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