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Bill Barr’s DOJ argues in court that ‘Trump lied to Mueller’: MSNBC chief legal correspondent

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The Department of Justice’s trial of longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone features evidence the president lied to special counsel Robert Mueller.

“Extraordinary development inside a courtroom in Washington today featuring opening arguments in the trial of Roger Stone,” MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber reported Wednesday.

“Prosecutors with the Trump Justice Department’s laying out a case suggesting President Trump may have committed a new crime in office by lying to the Mueller probe. This was all part of the blockbuster opening statement by former Mueller prosecutor himself Aaron Zelinsky now a regular DOJ line prosecutor,” Melber reported. “He’s telling jurors they can convict Stone for lying to Congress because stone lied about the fact that he twice spoke to Trump before the 2016 election, something Trump shot down by telling Mueller, ‘I have no recollection of any communication with Stone.'”

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“We’ve heard allegations Trump was lying about that before. What’s new here is that it is Trump’s own Justice Department insisting that it’s false in court and saying they have the evidence to prove it,” he noted.

For analysis, Melber interviewed Politico senior White House reporter Darren Samuelsohn, who was in the courtroom.

“Let’s start with the Trump justice the president putting forward evidence that, reasonably you could infer, is meaning Trump lied to Mueller,” Melber said.

“Reasonably you could infer that. They don’t charge Donald Trump, they never have charged Donald Trump, but today in court they did provide evidence that Roger Stone was on the phone talking to Donald Trump in the days after the DNC hack went public.”

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Internet blown away by Trump’s multi-tweet attack frenzy lashing out at Dems and GOP alike: ‘You are absolutely terrified’

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After spending the past two days mostly tweeting out videos that are complimentary to him, Donald Trump unleashed a flood of Twitter bile at Democrats, Republicans, a New York Times columnist and Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace late Sunday afternoon.

After attacking Wallace, the president also went after an aide to Vice President Mike Pence -- calling her a "Never Trumper" -- then again demanded to know who the whistleblower, whose report initiated the current impeachment hearings, is.

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‘Never Trumper’: President unleashes on Pence aide after she testifies about ‘inappropriate’ Ukraine pressure

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President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at an adviser to Vice President Mike Pence after she testified that the president put "inappropriate" pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.

"Tell Jennifer Williams, whoever that is, to read BOTH transcripts of the presidential calls," Trump ranted on Twitter. "[S]ee the just released ststement from Ukraine. Then she should meet with the other Never Trumpers, who I don’t know & mostly never even heard of, & work out a better presidential attack!"

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Trump melts down on ‘nasty and obnoxious’ Chris Wallace over Fox host’s interview with Steve Scalise

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President Donald Trump blew a gasket on Sunday afternoon after seeing -- or possibly just hearing about -- a contentious interview conducted by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace with Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA).

Taking to Twitter, Trump denounced the longtime Fox host as "nasty and obnoxious."

"@SteveScalise blew the nasty & obnoxious Chris Wallace (will never be his father, Mike!) away on Chris’s lowest rated (unless I’m on) morning show. This kind of dumb and unfair interview would never have happened in the @FoxNews past. Great job Steve!" Trump tweeted.

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