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Internet ridicules Roger Stone as his defense completely fails and judge slaps him with a full gag order

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Roger Stone, a friend and former top advisor to President Donald Trump, appeared at a hearing Thursday to throw himself on the mercy of the court for his attack meme against the judge in the case.

According to Courthouse News reporter Britian Eakin, Stone was all over the place with excuses for what happened.

First, Stone claimed that a staffer or volunteer posted the meme. Just a few moments later, Stone said that he posted the image. When Judge Amy Berman Jackson probed him further, Stone clarified that the volunteer sent him the image but he was the one who uploaded it to the account.

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While Stone admitted it was a mistake and huge error in judgment, Jackson questioned the sincerity. She wanted to know if Stone told right-wing conspiracy peddler InfoWars that the attention over his Instagram meme was an example of the media making him a target.

“I want to know if you said that,” Jackson said.

Stone said “yes,” but he said that because he felt the media was adding malicious intent to a photo he said he didn’t even notice had crosshairs on it.

“The defendant’s testimony at this hearing was not credible,” Eakin quoted prosecutor Jonathan Kravis. He said that Stone’s “apologies are belied by his testimony – even after he realized the Instagram post was a mistake he continued to make media statements echoing its message (Mueller = deep state hitman, the #fixisin).”

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Jackson said that she was concerned that Stone has used his platform to “incite others who may feel less constrained,” and it poses a “risk that others with violent inclinations might be inflamed,” Eakin said. she called his actions “deliberate” and called him out for not being able to keep his story straight while on the stand.

She called the apology “hollow,” but thanked his attorneys for theirs. She decided he can no longer post to any social media or make public appearances. She noted he can still fundraise for his defense, but the gag order just locked down the so-called “dirty trickster.”

Jackson said that there would be no “third chance,” and if he violates the gag order again he’ll go to jail.

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Betsy DeVos’ DOE threatens to cut university funding for positive portrayal of Islam

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The U.S Department of Education threatened to pull federal funding from a Middle East studies course jointly run by Duke University and the University of North Carolina because it portrays Islam too positively.

The DOE ordered the universities to change their program or lose its federal grant money. In a letter to UNC, the department criticized the program, arguing that topics like Iranian art and film have “little or no relevance” to the Middle East studies program. The letter also argues that the program “appears to lack balance” because its programs are not focused on the discrimination faced by “religious minorities in the Middle East," including Christians and Jews.

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Wall Street is ignoring the omens of recession — here’s why

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The Fed lowered its target interest rate by a quarter point on Sept. 18, the second such cut since July – and the first reductions since the Great Recession more than 10 years ago.

Judging by the words of Fed Chair Jerome Powell, this isn’t that big a deal. In his statement following the decision, he said: “We took this step to help keep the U.S. economy strong in the face of some notable developments and to provide insurance against ongoing risks.”

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Elizabeth Warren accuses Congress of complicity in Trump’s continued abuses

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused the U.S. Congress of complicity in President Donald Trump's continued abuse of power late Friday, after reports surfaced of his alleged attempts to solicit foreign meddling in the 2020 presidential election, and reiterated her demand that Democrats use their majority in the House to pursue impeachment.

Warren's tweeted statement came hours after the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's opposition to a Ukrainian prosecutor in 2016.

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