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Ex-federal prosecutor wants to know why Roger Stone omitted revealing Russia meeting if there wasn’t anything to hide

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If Roger Stone didn’t do anything wrong, why did he neglect to tell federal investigators about a meeting with Russians that he swore was no big deal? That’s the question Glenn Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor, asked Sunday.

He explained when he was reading The Washington Post report there were two major things that jumped out to him.

“The first one is, we now see, unfortunately, this pattern that has emerged where it’s either Donald Trump Jr. or it’s now Roger Stone, they seem to get caught in their, let’s call them misrepresentations, generously. Whether it’s the Trump Tower meeting, and when it looked like that information was going to be disclosed to the public, then Donald Trump Jr. and his people got the email out in front of it to do control.”

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His other example was the meeting on Airforce One where the president helped craft the narrative about the email exchange and the Trump Tower meeting.

“Two weeks ago we saw the defense team leak a memo that included, let’s call it a correction, generously, indicating ‘we were wrong, the president really was involved and crafts that narrative which turned out to be a false narrative,'” he continued. “Now we have Roger Stone, and if reporting is accurate, he concealed this meeting with a Russian operative, where a Russian operative was asking for $2 million to provide dirt on Hillary Clinton.”

He reiterated the hosts’s characterization of it being a “drip, drip, drip” and noted the cracks in the dam are beginning to widen.

“The misrepresentations are flowing fast and furious,” he said.

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White House leaked ‘insane letter’ to Fox host — that makes Trump look ridiculously ‘dumb’

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President Donald Trump was ridiculed on Wednesday after a letter was leaked that President Donald Trump sent to Turkish President Recep Erdo?an.

The letter was sent a week ago, on October 9th.

A copy of the letter, where Trump warned Erdo?an not to be a fool, was obtained by Fox Business personality Trish Regan.

https://twitter.com/trish_regan/status/1184559361638748161

Commentary on the letter was swift -- and brutal.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/1184570895043571713

Can’t tell if parody of dumb guy trying to cover his tracks or real dumb guy who is covering tracks

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‘You can buy the USA’ thanks to Trump: Counterintelligence expert

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Counterintelligence expert Malcolm Nance said during a political discussion Wednesday that the United States of America has clearly become a "pay-to-play" nation under President Donald Trump.

"After 2016, it became clear that the only thing we were really going to look into was Donald Trump's relationships with Moscow.," Nance said in a discussion with SiriusXM Progress host Dean Obeidallah.

"But I think it became pretty clear to the oligarchs that they weren't going after the oligarchs, they were going after Donald Trump and a very specific link to foreign intelligence," continued Nance. "And that meant their money could talk again. You have to understand, these people were doing it to lift these crippling sanctions that Trump fought tooth and nail against."

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Growing chorus of Senate Republicans rebuke Trump over his Syria pullout

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In the wake of President Trump's decision to pull US troops out of northeast Syria, a growing chorus of Senate Republicans are dismissing Trump's threat of economic sanctions against Turkey if it continues its incursion into the region, the Washington Examiner reports.

According to Sen. John Thune (R-SD), attempts to apply meaningful sanctions on Turkey after Trump green lit its invasion are just politicians "grasping to come up with something," adding that the Trump's decision "was a mistake" from the beginning.

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