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‘A total subterfuge’: Watergate prosecutor thinks Trump pretended to fire Roger Stone for ‘plausible deniability’

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Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Ackerman — who interviewed Roger Stone in 1973 as part of the investigation into Richard Nixon — laid out a fascinating theory on Tuesday’s “The Beat” with Ari Melber.

The host played a clip of Stone — who has a tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back — claiming he couldn’t testify truthfully against President Donald Trump.

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“On the narrow question, is that true?” Melber asked. “Or could he testify accurately and defend the president?”

“He can’t testify accurately,” Ackerman replied. “He is right in the middle of the soup here.”

“He is the person that is the link between the Russians, between [Julian] Assange, and Donald Trump,” Ackerman noted.

“He’s the guy that left the campaign in late 2015 — supposedly fired, under that pretext — so he could go out and have the plausible deniability of doing his usual dirty tricks routine for Donald Trump and then come back,” Ackerman charged.

“You’re alleging his firing was a subterfuge for planned Wikileaks [inaudible]?” Melber asked.

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“A total subterfuge,” he replied.

Ackerman also recalled his history with Stone.

“Roger Stone has been a serial liar since the day I met him in 1973 and questioned him in my office,” he noted.

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Yesterday, Stone threatened to sue Ackerman.

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Mike Pompeo under increasing scrutiny as as Trump impeachment ramps up: report

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On Saturday, WVAS Radio's Scott Simon profiled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — and how the impeachment investigation is shaping his political situation.

"As the impeachment inquiry against President Trump continues its march through Congress, questions are churning around his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo," wrote Simon. "For example, did he know, as witnesses testified before House investigators, that President Trump sought political favors from Ukraine in exchange for millions in U.S. assistance? Why did he take days to reveal he was on the now infamous July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy? And does he believe allies of the president who — despite the findings of the intelligence community — claim that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election?"

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World leaders mocked Trump because they’re tired of his ‘center of attention’ act: MSNBC guest

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During an MSNBC segment on President Donald Trump's abrupt departure from NATO talks in London after video was released of world leaders making fun of him, an MSNBC guest said those same leaders have become tired of his act.

Speaking with host David Gura, the LA Times Eli Stokols said international diplomats have realized there is no dealing with the president who is in his own world and just wants attention..

"Your colleague had a great line: 'This is a president who views norms like a teenager views curfews,'" Gura began.

"Well, he likes going to these things and blowing them up and being the center of attention," Stokols replied.

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‘Unbelievable’: Ex-Trump official stunned president is still letting Giuliani run around unchecked in Ukraine

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In a Washington Post report on the continuing attempts by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt on political opponents -- at the same time that President Donald Trump is facing impeachment for pressuring Ukraine with the promise of aid for the same -- a former Trump administration official expressed shock that Giuliani hasn't been told to stop.

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