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Did GOP ‘dirty tricks’ operative Roger Stone know Al Franken story was coming?

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Roger Stone — longtime confidant to President Donald Trump and GOP “dirty tricks” operative — appears to have had foreknowledge of the accusations against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) by Los Angeles radio personality Leeann Tweeden.

The Hill reported Thursday afternoon that at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, a Twitter account associated with Stone tweeted that Franken’s “time in the barrel” is on the way.

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Stone has been banned from Twitter for life, but presumably has connections with the “Stone Zone” Twitter account.

Franken was accused of forcibly kissing Tweeden and groping her breasts during a USO trip in 2006. He has issued two apologies and volunteered to cooperate with an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee.

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Here’s why Ukrainians are shocked about Rudy Giuliani’s new associate

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney is causing "shock" among Ukrainians for working with Andrey Artemenko, according to new reports.

"In an attempt to exonerate President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani has been working with right-wing media outlet One America News Network (OAN) to produce a television special featuring a string of current and former Ukrainian officials defending Trump’s conduct in withholding military aid to Ukraine and seeking investigations of the Bidens," Law & Crime reported Saturday.

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‘Irony and Outrage’: How different — and how similar — are Samantha Bee and Fox News?

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Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly are masters of outrage — not just the emotion, but a genre of political theater — just as Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are masters of ironic satire. They’re poles apart, and yet — ironically or outrageously — they’re profoundly similar, both in how they’re impacting their audiences, and why their genres emerged when they did. That’s perhaps the central thesis of “Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States,” by Dannagal Goldthwaite Young, who’s both a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware and an improv comedian with the troupe ComedySportz Philadelphia. That’s among the many different hats she wears.

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WATCH: Video surfaces of Eric Trump in Ukraine

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Video surfaced on Saturday of one of President Donald Trump's children in Kyiv as Congress and federal prosecutors examine the family's dealings in Ukraine and Russia.

On Friday, Democratic strategist Scott Dworkin released a still photo of Eric Trump reportedly in Ukraine.

On Saturday's Dworkin's Democratic Coalition released video of the event.

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https://twitter.com/TheDemCoalition/status/1203457171352145921

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