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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.”

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

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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.”

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“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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Trump goes after Fox News’ Chris Wallace after Shep Smith departure

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President Donald Trump appears to be waging his own war against Fox News hosts that report the factual news and not opinions.

Friday, longtime Fox newsman Shep Smith was officially released from his contract, at his request and fellow Fox staffers are warning it's only the beginning. But now, it seems the president is seeing his sights on ridding the network of anyone who doesn't parrot his policies, politics, talking points or dares to fact-check him.

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Robert Reich walks through all the ways Trump is selling America to foreign powers for his own personal profit

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Notorious class warrior Robert Reich wrote a sharp attack of President Donald Trump for his international policies that are doing nothing more than scoring him personal cash and power.

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Fox Newsman Shep Smith had been working on splitting from Fox News for some time, according to a statement he released Friday. That moment finally came this week when he unexpectedly announced he was leaving the network.

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