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John Podesta gets sweet revenge on Roger Stone — and declares it’s his ‘time in the barrel headed over Niagara Falls’

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In August 2016, Trump ally Roger Stone declared that “it will soon be Podesta’s time in the barrel,” a reference to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, whose emails had been hacked and delivered to WikiLeaks.

Within weeks, WikiLeaks began publishing Podesta’s emails in batches on a weekly basis in a move designed to damage the Clinton campaign heading into the 2016 presidential election.

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Stone’s boast about Podesta has raised eyebrows because WikiLeaks had not publicly announced at that point that it had obtained Podesta’s stolen emails.

Now that Stone has been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for lying to investigators about his efforts to get into contact with WikiLeaks about the Podesta emails, Podesta himself took to Twitter on Friday to relish in his former tormentor’s downfall.

“Rogers’s time in the barrel,” Podesta wrote. “And it’s headed over Niagara Falls.”

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In another tweet, Podesta also mocked Stone for telling CNN earlier in the week that he feared being indicted by Mueller every week when Friday rolled around.

“Stone’s expectations met!” he wrote. “Doubt he’s happy about it.”

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George Zimmerman announces lawsuit against Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for $265 million

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The man who killed Trayvon Martin was never held accountable for his crime, but he's spent the years since his acquittal blaming other people for persistent problems in his life. The latest news on George Zimmerman is that he's suing presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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America’s millionaires just stopped paying into Social Security for the rest of 2020

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On Wednesday, not even two full months into 2020, millionaires will stop paying into Social Security for the year due to the program's payroll tax cap.

The cap limits annual wages subject to the Social Security payroll tax to the first $137,700. Sarah Rawlins, program associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), wrote Tuesday that the cap means "someone who makes $1,000,000 per year stops paying into the program on February 19, 2020."

"That makes a millionaire's effective tax rate well below the 6.2% of income that most Americans pay," Rawlins noted. "Instead, it is less than 1% of a millionaire's income. The Social Security tax is only levied on wages, excluding income from other sources like capital gains, meaning those with wages over the cap likely have an effective tax rate even lower than this estimate."

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DOJ puts out bizarre late-night statement: AG Bill Barr ‘has no plans to resign’

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The Department of Justice put out a statement Tuesday evening denying that Attorney General Bill Barr would be resigning from office.

Kerri Kupec, the director of communications and public affairs at DOJ, issued the statement at 10:28 p.m. in Washington, DC.

"Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign," Kupec announced.

The denial came after a Washington Post report that Barr was considering quitting if Trump continues to tweet about active investigations.

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