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Newly revealed texts could bust Roger Stone for a conspiracy to obstruct justice

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Newly revealed text messages show that Trump ally Roger Stone repeatedly talked up plans to lobby President Donald Trump to give WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a “blanket pardon” — and that could come back to bite him legally.

Mother Jones reports that the texts, which were sent to talk show host Randy Credico, show Stone boasting about his plans to convince Trump to pardon Assange, who directly helped the president get elected in 2016 by releasing hacked emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

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“I am working with others to get JA a blanket pardon,” Stone wrote to Credico this past January. “It’s very real and very possible.”

Even though Stone’s efforts to get Assange a pardon have yet to bear fruit, attorney Paul Rosenzweig tells Mother Jones that these efforts could nonetheless put him legal jeopardy.

“If Stone worked with WikiLeaks on the release of DNC emails, an effort by Stone to try to help Assange secure a pardon could be considered evidence of a conspiracy to obstruct justice,” explains Rosenzweig, who was a senior counsel to Ken Starr during the Whitewater investigation in the 1990s.

NBC News reported on Thursday that Mueller has messages that Stone sent to members of the Trump campaign in which he tried “to take credit for the release of Democratic emails” by WikiLeaks.


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Woman allegedly involved in Central Park scandal placed on leave from job: ‘We do not condone racism’

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Video circulated on social media on Memorial Day of a woman in Central Park claiming she was calling 911 to falsely claim an "African-American man" was threatening her life.

It reportedly started after he filmed her walking her dog without a leash.

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Internet sleuths worked to identify the woman. During the day on Monday, rumors of her identity spread online.

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Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

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With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

With 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself.

He is among a growing number of doctors, academics and institutions who in recent weeks have adapted and amplified their scientific messaging in hopes of countering what has been termed an infodemic -- a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which experts say can pose a serious threat to public health.

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Ted Cruz doesn’t want people shamed with body bags for going to beach: ‘Please stop the hate’

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In early May, Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder made news by dressing up as the Grim Reaper in an attempt to scare people from crowding beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days later, he escalated by laying out body bags on the steps of the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee.

He escalated further on Saturday by announcing he would be handing out body bags to Florida beachgoers and started a fundraiser with the funds going to two progressive Political Action Committees.

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The effort caught the eye of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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