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GOP strategist: Mueller’s latest indictments show Roger Stone may have flipped on Trump

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Amid the fallout from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Friday indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officials for the hack of the DNC’s email server, one GOP strategist read between the lines.

Mic’s Emily Singer noted on Twitter that although the indictment didn’t name him, one part of the document references communications between Russian intel “conspirators” — posing as a hacker named Guccifer 2.0 — and Donald Trump’s friend and confidante Roger Stone. Stone admitted to communicating with “Guccifer 2.0” and characterized them as “innocuous.”

In a tweet quoting Singer’s post, GOP strategist Rick Wilson mused that he’s “starting to think Roger may have rolled over.”

In a statement to CNN, Stone appeared to both admit that his exchange with the Russians masquerading as Guccifer 2.0 were included in the Mueller indictments while also claiming that he doesn’t believe he was the “person who was in regular contact with senior members” described in them.

“I don’t think it is me because I wasn’t in regular contact with members of the Trump campaign,” Stone told CNN in a phone interview after the indictments were made public. “Look, Rosenstein said in his comments that they knew of no crime by US citizens. They included my exchange with Guccifer which is now public, in the indictment. And it’s benign. So I don’t know that it refers to me.”

“My contact with the campaign in 2016 was Donald Trump. I was not in regular contact with campaign officials,” he continued, adding that “based on timing, content and context, [the messages are] benign.”

“They certainly don’t provide any evidence of collaboration or collusion,” Stone concluded.

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quiet’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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