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Reporter who interviewed Stormy Daniels trusts her over Trump — and there’s one glaring reason why

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According to Slate reporter Jacob Weisberg, who interviewed Stormy Daniels prior to the election about the alleged relationship she had with President Donald Trump, she is to be believed.

“She led me to believe that what she was telling me — she was holding back the kind of crown jewels,” he explained about their interview. “That she had details and specifics that would make the story more salacious and more interesting. She did share evidence. She said, while I have the personal phone — cell phone number of Keith Schiller, Trump’s bodyguard, this is how I was supposed to get in touch with him. She had a lot of corroborating details. She wasn’t holding back on that.”

She did not, however, mention that she had photos or videos at the time.

“But, I would say this,” he continued. “In the question of should we believe that what she’s saying or is going to say is likely to be true? I think her credibility is very good.”

He said that he talked to her in the fall after she’d spoken to In-Touch magazine more than five years prior. The details from that transcript match up with what she told Weisberg.

“I think she’s been totally consistent since then. So, if you have to ask who should we believe, probably the porn star or the president, the porn star has a lot of credibility. The president lies all the time. He admitted lying this week about something different, about trade with Canada but one of them has credibility and it’s not Donald Trump and it’s not Michael Cohen.”

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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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Maddow slams Trump’s era of government officials ‘saving the country from the commander-in-chief’ with leaks

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Rachel Maddow on Monday worried about the pattern of government officials leaking to the press to stop President Donald Trump from sabotaging United States' interests to help Russia.

The MSNBC anchor broke down the key questions raised by the bombshell New York Times report that officials were keeping secrets from Trump to protect U.S. interests.

Maddow reminded of a June 2017 story by Michael Isikoff.

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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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