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Roger Stone calls John Dean’s House testimony ‘clickbait’ — questions fellow Watergate figure’s credibility

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President Donald Trump adviser and former campaign adviser Roger Stone ripped previous Watergate witness John Dean on Tuesday in an ABC News podcast.

Dean testified before Congress about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on Monday. Stone said that Dean’s appearance before Congress was solely for “clickbait.”

“I’m not certain why [Dean] was asked to testify today as I don’t know what his expertise is in the questioning … I kind of think he’s clickbait,” Stone told the ABC News podcast, The Investigation.

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He added, “[Dean’s] obviously a media star. He’s gotten a lot of airtime talking about the scandal based on his previous experience. So I assume he is testifying in order to bring attention to the hearings.”

Stone said he denied a request to talk before Congress.

“Stone added that the House Judiciary Committee asked his attorneys for his own possible testimony before Congress, but he maintained that he had to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights due to the ongoing legal proceedings he faces,” a report from ABC said.

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‘That sound you hear is Sondland being thrown under the bus’: Internet marvels at new GOP tactic

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House Republicans appeared to throw Ambassador Gordon Sondland under the bus during the Monday hearing in the Judiciary Committee.

During his testimony, Sondland gave a first-hand account of President Donald Trump's attempts to get Ukraine to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden. Sondland also gave his understanding of the motive by Trump and revealed statements from various Trump officials involved in the scandal who won't testify.

Monday, Sondland became the scapegoat, as several observed while watching the hearing. Republican lawyer Steve Castor told the committee that Sondland exaggerated his communications with the president.

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IG demolishes Trump campaign aide’s claim that he was set up by the FBI

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Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with foreign agents during the 2016 presidential campaign, has long claimed that he was set up by the FBI to deliver a corrupt pretext for investigating President Donald Trump.

However, the new report about the origins of the Russia probe released by Inspector General Michael Horowitz takes a sledgehammer to this claim, as it shows the foreign agent who met with Papadopoulos and talked about Russia having "dirt" on Hillary Clinton was not affiliated with the FBI.

In its report, the IG's office says that it "searched the FBI's database of Confidential Human Sources (CHS), and did not find any records indicating that [Maltese academic Joseph] Mifsud was an FBI CHS, or that Mifsud's discussions with Papadopoulos were part of an FBI operation."

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Rep. Collins’ freak-out was a ‘tell’ for GOP panic: Rick Wilson

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Former Republican Rick Wilson speculated on Twitter that the outbursts by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are a "tell" for their panic.

During the hearings Monday, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) flew off the handle as he grilled Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman about why the impeachment report included Rep. Devin Nunes' (R-CA) phone records.

"You decided to play Match Game." - Rep. Collins presses Goldman on who looked for Rep. Nunes' phone number among subpoenaed phone records. https://t.co/R00wU44FfN #ImpeachmentHearings pic.twitter.com/ON0SLyfaCg

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