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Roger Stone floats possibility of cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller

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On today’s episode of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, guest Roger Stone seemed to signal an interest in cooperating with the Special Counsel.

“You know, that’s a question I would have to –- I have to determine after my attorneys have some discussion,” said Stone in response to host Stephanopoulos asking if he would cooperate with Robert Mueller.

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“If there’s wrongdoing by other people in the campaign that I know about, which I know of none, but if there is, I would certainly testify honestly. I’d also testify honestly about any other matter, including any communications with the president. It’s true that we spoke on the phone, but those communications are political in nature, they’re benign, and there is –- there is certainly no conspiracy with Russia. The president’s right, there is no Russia collusion,” he continued.

Stone has long painted himself as a “political trickster” for many years. He has been involved in the president campaigns of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Bob Dole and Donald Trump. He also co-founded the lobbying firm Black, Manafort, Stone along with Charles R. Black Jr. and Paul Manafort. The latter has also been indicted by Robert Mueller.

Stone also said that the President has “absolutely, positively not” offered him a pardon for any wrongdoing.

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Donald Trump himself has attempted to distance himself from Stone, claiming he did not work for him during the election, and trying to change to focus to his then opponent, Hillary Clinton.

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Stone’s answers on This Week seem to show that he may be open to cooperation with the Special Counsel, in spite of his defiant actions both before and after his arrest.

Stone was arrested in a pre-dawn FBI raid of his Florida home this Friday. He will be arraigned on Tuesday on seven counts — one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements, and one count of witness tampering — in connection with the investigation into interference into the 2016 election.


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Rudy Giuliani melts down after Piers Morgan calls him ‘completely barking mad’ in train wreck interview

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Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani went completely off the rails during an interview with British journalist Piers Morgan on Thursday after Morgan confronted the former New York mayor about some of President Donald Trump's inflammatory tweets.

During the interview, Morgan demanded to know why it was acceptable for Trump to send out a tweet that promoted the shooting of looters.

Giuliani insisted that the media had taken Trump's tweet out of context, and Morgan responded by calling that assertion "total claptrap."

"You keep saying that it's the left-wing media that has somehow misquoted Donald Trump," Morgan said. "The president of the United States' job, when this kind of thing happens, is to keep temperatures down, not to put fuel on the fire. For the president of the United States to tweet that 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts,' directly quoting a racist police chief... who used dogs and guns on black people."

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe scorches GOP senators for following Trump ‘over the cliff’ to election losses

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough hammered Senate Republicans for following President Donald Trump "over a cliff."

The "Morning Joe" host said the GOP had suffered losses in every election cycle since Trump won, and he said the president was a threat to his own party.

"All Republican incumbents who are endangered politicians," Scarborough said. "What bargain did they make that is worth following this man over the cliff? Who, right now, in early June, is on his way to losing in a landslide of his own?"

"These polls that we're going to show you in a minute are just a snapshot of where we are at the beginning of June," he added. "Things can change, but if they do change, it will be the first time in almost four years that elections have broken Donald Trump's way."

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Donald Trump is no longer president: Robert Reich

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You’d be forgiven if you hadn’t noticed. His verbal bombshells are louder than ever, but Donald J. Trump is no longer president of the United States.

By having no constructive response to any of the monumental crises now convulsing America, Trump has abdicated his office.

He is not governing. He’s golfing, watching cable TV, and tweeting.

How has Trump responded to the widespread unrest following the murder in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes as he was handcuffed on the ground?

He has incited more police violence. Trump called the protesters “thugs” and threatened to have them shot. “When the looting starts, the shooting starts,” he tweeted, parroting a former Miami police chief whose words spurred race riots in the late 1960s.

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