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Roger Stone invokes the Fifth Amendment in refusal to cooperate with House Judiciary Committee

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Trump ally Roger Stone has invoked the Fifth Amendment in his justification for refusing to cooperate with a congressional request for documents.

In a letter sent to the office of Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Stone attorney Grant Smith argued that cooperation with the House Judiciary Committee’s request could incriminate his client.

“Since the time of Mr. Stone’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, and principally related to the events of that day, Mr. Stone has become a defendant in a case brought by the government,” wrote Smith. “As a current criminal defendant, with the presumption of innocence guaranteed to him, it is not in Mr. Stone’s best interests to participate in any additional proceedings.”

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Smith added that Stone’s decision to invoke the Fifth “must be understood by all to be an assertion of the Constitutional right by an individual citizen, who is currently defending his innocence.”

Read the full letter to Nadler’s office below.


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Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

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According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.

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Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

https://twitter.com/barakravid/status/1174116674225758209?s=21

"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

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Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

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On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

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