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Roger Stone’s attack on the special counsel’s office quickly falls apart

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Roger Stone tried to attack special counsel Robert Mueller by accusing the Justice Department of tipping off reporters to his arrest — but his effort quickly fell apart.

The Republican “dirty trickster” and longtime friend of President Donald Trump was arrested Jan. 24, and Stone — along with the president and acting attorney general Matt Whitaker — have suggested the Justice Department shared information with a CNN camera crew that was outside his Florida home.

Stone’s attorneys filed court documents showing a CNN reporter texted them, with a copy of the indictment attached, at 6:22 a.m. the day of the arrest.

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The attorneys claimed in the filing that the indictment was still sealed at that point.

The reporter indicated that the copy of the indictment came from the special counsel’s office, which Stone and his attorneys have suggested was improper.

However, the special counsel’s office publicly released the indictment and posted it on the Justice Department’s website by 6:17 a.m.

CNN producer David Shortell said the camera crew waited outside the house based on a “reporter’s instinct” that he could be arrested, based on Stone’s expectation that he would eventually be indicted and unusual grand jury activity the day before.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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