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Roger Stone’s attorney bizarrely claims he has been ‘vindicated’ by Mueller indictment

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On Friday, President Donald Trump’s longtime associate Roger Stone was indicted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Soon after the FBI raided Stone’s apartment, his lawyer, Grant Smith, issued a statement denying Stone’s culpability.

“There was no Russian collusion, it’s a clear attempt at silencing Roger,” the statement read. “This was an investigation they started as about Russian collusion and now they’re charging Roger Stone with lying to Congress about something he honestly forgot about, and as Roger has stated publicly before, he will fight the charges.

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“Roger Stone is vindicated by the fact there was no Russian collusion,” Smith added in a statement to CNN.

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‘Way worse than Nixon’: GOP challenger calls for Trump’s impeachment for ‘extortion’

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A Republican presidential candidate agrees with House Democrats that President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses and should be removed from office.

Bill Weld, the former Massachusetts governor and current GOP primary challenger, said Trump's crimes were "way worse than Nixon" and clearly worthy of impeachment, reported WGBH-FM.

"I've never seen such evidence in an obstruction case," Weld said.

The former federal prosecutor, who served as counsel in the impeachment inquiry into President Richard Nixon, said lawmakers from both parties had a duty to impeach Trump.

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Ex-Trump aide Rick Gates was offered ‘monetary assistance’ to stay quiet during Mueller’s investigation

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Rick Gates was offered "monetary assistance" to refuse to cooperate with federal prosecutors, according to a new court filing.

The former Trump deputy campaign chair, who took a plea deal and flipped on his longtime associate Paul Manafort, was offered an apparent bribe before agreeing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, reported Law & Crime.

The government filed a motion related to Gates' sentencing, which has been long delayed as he continues cooperating with prosecutors on various investigations, that reveals the offer by an unspecified entity.

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‘Banana Republic stuff’: Experts tear Bill Barr to pieces for calling FBI a bigger threat than Russia to elections

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Attorney General Bill Barr's NBC News interview attacking the FBI stunned many legal and government experts on Tuesday.

After Barr criticized Inspector General Michael Horowitz's finding that the FBI's investigations into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian agents during the 2016 presidential election was justified, he also accused the FBI of running a "bad faith" investigation and said actions like that represent the biggest threat to the integrity of American elections.

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