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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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Former FBI agent explains why Trump just opened himself to more legal problems

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Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa explained that the recent revelations that President Donald Trump made a promise to a foreign leader that made an intelligence official uncomfortable enough to declare themselves a whistleblower.

Rangapp explained that the President has a fairly wide latitude to conduct foreign affairs as he sees fit. But "when it comes to the 'outside world,' the President represents the sovereign: He is basically the voice of the United States and can negotiate with world leaders on its behalf."

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New York cop who became El Chapo’s security guard arrested for selling cocaine and taking bribes

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A New York cop is being prosecuted after he was outed for selling cocaine and taking bribes after he went to work for drug kingpin El Chapo.

The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Officer Ishmael Bailey had his bail set at $50,000 after he was arrested and arraigned in Queens Criminal Court. He was charged with possession and sale of narcotics, conspiracy, bribe receiving as a public servant and failing to perform duties as a public servant.

Lawyer Jeff Cohen argued that Bailey had two children and had to pay child support. The lawyer explained that Bailey “does understand the severity of his charges.”

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A veteran teacher explains why Trump is incapable of learning

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While dyslexia has been mentioned now and then as one of the reasons Donald Trump is so ignorant of what it takes to govern in a free society, I want to explore it as foundational to his inability to learn and grow while in office—and also as a way to link disparate troubling elements in his makeup.

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