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Former federal prosecutor tells MSNBC why Mueller may already have filed 18 sealed indictments

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Former Department of Justice public corruption prosecutor Paul Butler explained how special counsel Robert Mueller may have anticipated the appointment of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker during a Saturday appearance on MSNBC’s “AM Joy.”

Butler, currently a professor at Georgetown Law and MSNBC legal analyst, suggested that the latest news about the special counsel shows he is targeting notorious GOP dirty trickster Roger Stone — and the president’s eldest son.

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“As far as we know, this is all about Roger Stone and Donald Trump, Jr. — all of these other people who have been called to the grand jury are about getting Stone and about getting Trump, Jr.,” he suggested.

“The court where Mueller has brought most of his prosecutions is the federal court in D.C. — there are 36 sealed indictments pending right now in that federal court,” he revealed. “They may be from Mueller’s team, they may not be, they’re secret so we don’t know.”

“We know 18 sealed indictments have been filed since August,” he continued. “August is the time that the Mueller team went on radio silence because of the upcoming midterm elections.”

“It could be — everybody knew that after the midterm elections Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions was on the way out, Trump would be able to install his own inside man, as he’s done with Matt Whitaker,” he noted. “Mueller — crafty prosecutor — he may have anticipated this and filed all of these sealed indictments in this event, in the event Trump would install an attorney general who would impede the investigation.”

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Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

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According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.

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Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

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"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

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Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

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On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

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