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Robert Mueller requested Roger Stone Congressional testimony — signaling he may be pursuing charges

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Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday requested a transcript of longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone’s testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

The newspaper speculated the document request was “a sign that prosecutors could be moving to charge him with a crime.”

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“It is the first time Mueller has formally asked the committee to turn over material the panel has gathered in its investigation of Russian interference of the 2016 campaign, according to the people,” Post reported. “The move suggests that the special counsel is moving to finalize his months-long investigation of Stone — a key part of Mueller’s inquiry into whether anyone in President Trump’s orbit coordinated with the Russians.”

“I don’t think any reasonable attorney who looks at it would conclude that I committed perjury, which requires intent and materiality,” Stone said.

Former assistant U.S. Attorney Glenn Kirschner disagreed.

“That suggests prosecutors are getting ready to bring a charge,” Kirschner said. “Prosecutors can’t bring a charge without an original certified copy of the transcript that shows the witness lied.”

Democratic members of the committee have been publicly telegraphing that they believe Stone may have committed the crime of lying to Congress.

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In March, House Democrats sought a “criminal referral” against Stone.

CNN’s Dana Bash analyzed the importance of Mueller’s move.

“What does this tell us? Perhaps, perhaps that after months of waiting and wondering what is going to happen with Roger Stone — of course, a long-time ally, sometimes adviser of President Trump, then-candidate Trump — that perhaps they are going to make a move inside the special counsel’s office to press charges against Roger Stone, perhaps for lying under oath to members of Congress,” Bash said.

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Facebook removes network of fake accounts that posed as Trump supporters

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Facebook said Thursday it took down accounts running a deceptive campaign out of Romania pretending to be Americans supporting US President Donald Trump ahead of the coming election.

The leading online social network removed 35 Facebook accounts, three pages, and 88 Instagram accounts as part of an ongoing fight against "coordinated inauthentic behavior," according to security policy head Nathaniel Gleicher.

"The people behind this network used fake accounts to pose as Americans, amplify and comment on their own content, and manage pages including some posing as President Trump fan pages," Gleicher said.

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Brace yourself for months of lawlessness — ‘Election Night’ likely will not end until 2021

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There’s nothing wrong with treating American politics like a sport as long as everyone involved in the competition is playing the same sport by the same rules. There’s nothing wrong as long as both sides agree the rules are legitimate, both commit to obeying them and both accept the consequences when they break them.

This article was originally published at The Editorial Board

But there is a problem with treating American politics like a sport when one side is playing soccer and the other is playing football while neither can agree to the rules, because one side won’t commit to obeying them. There is something wrong when one side not only refuses to accept the consequences of rule-breaking but sets out to undermine the idea of rules altogether. In that case, treating politics like a sport, as the Washington press corps habitually does, isn’t helpful. It’s harmful. Even dangerous.

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2020 Election

‘Deranged’ Trump pummeled for lying that ‘practicing Catholic’ Joe Biden will ‘hurt God’

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President Donald Trump used a supposedly non-political event Thursday afternoon to attack his Democratic opponent with a lie, saying former Vice President Joe Biden will "hurt God" if elected.

In the strange pronouncement on the tarmac in Cleveland, Ohio, Trump falsely claimed that Biden will "take away your guns. Destroy your Second Amendment. No religion. No anything. Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He’s against God. He’s against guns. He’s against energy."

A completely deranged Trump claims Joe Biden will "hurt God" if elected president pic.twitter.com/cJ8fbghmAm

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