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Mueller shoots down conspiracy theory that he tipped off CNN to Roger Stone arrest

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office shot down a conspiracy theory that it tipped off CNN that Trump ally Roger Stone was about to be indicted.

In a filing with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday, the special counsel’s office asked the court to deny a motion filed by Stone’s attorneys asking the special counsel to explain events that occurred surrounding the public release of Stone’s indictment.

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In their motion, Stone’s attorneys accused Mueller’s office of giving reporters a heads up that an indictment was imminent, even though CNN has said that it decided to conduct a stakeout at Stone’s house the morning of his arrest because of a swirl of grand jury activity that occurred the night before.

“The defendant… suggests (without evidence) that the government publicly released the indictment before the defendant’s arrest thereby ‘enabling news media to attend and witness Stone’s 6 a.m. arrest,'” the special counsel writes. “This argument is without merit. As set forth above, and as reflected in the defendant’s own exhibits, the indictment was not publicly released until after the defendant was arrested.”

Mueller’s office also argued that Stone had provided no evidence to contradict CNN’s account of how it pieced together that he might be getting arrested on January 25th.

Read the whole filing here.

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White House leaked ‘insane letter’ to Fox host — that makes Trump look ridiculously ‘dumb’

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President Donald Trump was ridiculed on Wednesday after a letter was leaked that President Donald Trump sent to Turkish President Recep Erdo?an.

The letter was sent a week ago, on October 9th.

A copy of the letter, where Trump warned Erdo?an not to be a fool, was obtained by Fox Business personality Trish Regan.

https://twitter.com/trish_regan/status/1184559361638748161

Commentary on the letter was swift -- and brutal.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/1184570895043571713

Can’t tell if parody of dumb guy trying to cover his tracks or real dumb guy who is covering tracks

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Trump blasted for flinging ‘nasty’ insults at Speaker Nancy Pelosi as he suffered a White House ‘meltdown’

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President Donald Trump reportedly suffered a meltdown during a Wednesday meeting at the White House with congressional leaders.

Trump reportedly lectured and insulted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), according to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

"I would also say one other thing. He was insulting, particularly to the speaker," Schumer told reporters after the meeting ended because Trump was too "shaken."

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National Enquirer tried to protect Trump from allegation of forcibly raping 13-year-old girl: report

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Two of the scandals swirling around President Donald appear to have collided in a blockbuster new book by investigative reporter Ronan Farrow.

Trump's relationship with American Media Incorporated (AMI), which owned the National Enquirer supermarket tabloid, has been under focus for a $150,000 hush money payment to former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal.

Trump has also faced ongoing scrutiny for his longtime friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

The relationship between the two scandals was examined in the new book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.

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