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Prosecutor who deposed Roger Stone during Watergate explains how Trump confidant was busted this time

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Former federal prosecutor Nick Akerman says longtime Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone lied to Judge Amy Berman Jackson in federal court.

Decades ago, Akerman deposed Stone over his work for Richard Nixon when Akerman was serving as an assistant special Watergate prosecutor.

Akerman was interviewed on MSNBC’s “The Beat” by host Ari Melber.

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“What went down was a very serious matter,” Akerman declared.

“You had Roger Stone lying — right to the face of a federal judge — on very material items like who posted the photo, why he posted the photo,” he explained.

“When you have a federal judge — who is not a Mueller prosecutor, but a federal judge — say to him and say to the court he can’t keep his story straight today, is she implying he could commit a new crime in that courtroom?” Melber asked.

“She’s saying he’s lying. It’s simple, he lied. That’s what she’s saying,” Akerman replied. “He couldn’t keep his story straight. When you can’t keep your story straight, you’re lying.”

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“This is serious, the idea he could be inciting people to commit violence against a federal judge is a very real threat,” he continued. “We have a history in this country with several federal judges who have been killed because of people who had a grudge or felt they didn’t get a fair shake or somebody didn’t get a fair shake.”

“He has absolutely zero defense,” Akerman concluded. “The fact that he lied on two key elements here, that the judge didn’t put anyone jail, he’s extremely lucky.”

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‘The ground is shifting’: Longtime GOP aide sounds the alarm that Trump is putting Arizona in play

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Chuck Coughlin, who once served as a top aide to two different Republican governors in Arizona, is warning that President Donald Trump is putting his state in play for the 2020 presidential election.

In an interview with Politico, Coughlin said his party has expressed real anxiety about the state turning blue next year.

"Republicans are very concerned,” he said. "The ground is shifting."

At the moment, just 45 percent of Arizona voters have a favorable view of Trump, while 53 percent have an unfavorable view. Additionally, the victory of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in last year's midterm elections showed that Democrats can be competitive in statewide races in a place that became famous for electing iconic conservative senators such as John McCain and Barry Goldwater.

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PolitiFact corrects conservatives: The NYT Kavanaugh story has not been debunked

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The new report from The New York Times on the allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh contained some stunning new revelations — including that several people tried to contact the FBI to corroborate Deborah Ramirez's assault allegation but were ignored, and that prominent attorney Max Stier alleges he saw Kavanaugh take part in a third assault.

But conservative news sites are now running with the idea that the Times article has been discredited and that the paper has retracted its claims. PJ Media, a prominent right-wing site, ran the headline "New York Times Now Admits New Kavanaugh Accusation Is Fake News."

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Longtime GOP strategist explains why his party is getting crushed in the war of ideas

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Republican strategist Stuart Stevens on Wednesday warned the GOP that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might not be a pushover candidate against President Donald Trump in 2020.

Writing on Twitter, Stevens admitted that he had "no idea" if Warren would beat Trump next year, but he did say that "Trump and supporters are destroying [the] credibility of any center-right argument" thanks to Trump's "corrupt and unstable" governance.

When one of Stevens' followers said that Warren would not be able to fulfill her promises just by taxing the wealthy, he countered that this idea is still more popular than anything Republicans are championing.

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