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Watch Mueller’s former assistant make fun of Roger Stone for pleading the Fifth while claiming he did nothing wrong

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A former assistant to now-special counsel Robert Mueller during his time at the Justice Department’s criminal division suggested Thursday that Trump ally Roger Stone’s pleading of the Fifth Amendment smells sort of fishy.

“I have elected to invoke my Fifth Amendment rights when it comes to the witch-hunt being conducted by the Senate Intelligence and the Senate Judiciary committees,” Stone said in a recorded statement earlier in the day. “Just for the record, I informed through my attorneys both of those committees that I would not be turning over three tractor-trailer loads of documents for them to root through, and I will not testify unless I am allowed to testify in public so the American people can hear every word.”

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Mueller’s former assistant Michael Zeldin agreed with host Wolf Blitzer that Stone is striking a “defiant” stance — but is confused as to why.

“He has been pretty defiant all along,” Zeldin noted. “Of course, his defiance has been that he has done absolutely nothing wrong. So it’s not easy to understand as to what he is asserting Fifth Amendment rights to.”

Stone’s gambit, the ex-DOJ official said, will stand “up until the time that Mueller decides whether or not to indict him or not indict him.”

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Black girl ‘racially profiled by a mall cop’ just one year after her mother was reported to police for canvassing

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Three teenage girls in Oregon were accused of loitering by a mall security guard after they were turned away from rated-R movie and checked their phones to come up with an alternate plan for their evening.

Christine Bynum and two friends had gone to see a movie Friday at the Clackamas Town Center but were unable to get in after one of the girls forgot to bring her ID, so they went outside and sat in their car eating candy and looking at homecoming dresses on their phones before deciding what to do next, reported the Washington Post.

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Ex-Republican delivers scathing rebuke of Dem inaction on impeachment — and explains how the GOP would handle it

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Bruce Bartlett, a one-time Republican economist who years ago renounced his support of the GOP, has written a scathing rebuke of congressional Democrats being reluctant to impeach President Donald Trump even after he admitted to pressuring the Ukrainian government to investigate his political rivals.

Writing on Twitter, Bartlett expressed astonishment at the passivity of House Democrats in the face of brash lawlessness by the Trump administration.

"First, Democrats thought Robert Mueller would save them, so they waited & waited for his report, did nothing in the meantime," he writes. "Then they thought getting control of the House would fix everything. Nothing has happened. Now we must wait for the White House. Wait is all we ever do."

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White woman caught on video lecturing Hong Kong protesters: ‘Safety is more important than freedom’

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Video captured in Hong Kong shows a white woman lecturing protesters about why "safety is more important than freedom."

The video clip was posted on Twitter by the Passion Times.

In the video, the woman is confronted by demonstrators as she takes down protest posters.

"Why don't the universities get involved instead of protesting?" she asks. "What a waste of time for everybody. You guys should be enjoying your Sunday."

"Violence breeds violence," she lectures. "Find me one case where violence led to a solution."

The woman goes on to tell the protesters, "You guys value freedom more than safety. I think safety is more important than freedom."

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