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Manafort and Stone may be hauled back to court despite Trump pardon, says top Mueller prosecutor


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‘Rotten to the core’: Anger as Trump pardons Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner’s father


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President Trump says he hasn’t ‘thought’ about Roger Stone pardon

President Trump says he hasn’t ‘thought’ about Roger Stone pardonRoger Stone was convicted in November of lying to Congress to protect the president.



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A new book claims that Melania Trump believes Roger Stone was behind the 2016 leaking of nude photos from her time as a model

A new book claims that Melania Trump believes Roger Stone was behind the 2016 leaking of nude photos from her time as a modelThe book, "Free, Melania: The Unauthorised Biography," is written by CNN correspondent Kate Bennett, and will be released on Tuesday.



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Roger Stone trial: Witness denies 'back-channel' to WikiLeaks in bizarre testimony

Roger Stone trial: Witness denies 'back-channel' to WikiLeaks in bizarre testimonyA key witness bullied by notorious Republican operative Roger Stone has repeatedly denied being a “back-channel” for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Mr Stone, a former aide to Donald Trump.Mr Stone lied to Congress about his role in WikiLeaks’ plans to release emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign and planned to obtain damaging information on Mr Trump’s political rivals in order to protect the president because “the truth looked bad” for Mr Trump’s campaign, according to federal prosecutors.



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Alex Jones Goes on Tirade Against Roger Stone Jurors

Alex Jones Goes on Tirade Against Roger Stone JurorsPhoto Illustration by Kristen Hazzard/The Daily Beast/Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/GettyInfoWars conspiracy theorist and Roger Stone ally Alex Jones stepped up his attacks on the jury at Stone’s trial on Tuesday, broadcasting the name and face of a woman he claimed was a juror at the trial and calling her a “minion” of anti-Trump forces.“We’ve got her name, and we’re going to release it,” Jones said on his InfoWars broadcast, before revealing a woman’s name and putting her face on the screen behind him. Later in the broadcast, Jones and his attorney were joined by a person dressed as the Grim Reaper and wielding a sickle. Stone hosted a show broadcast on InfoWars until recently, and Jones and his employees have frequently attacked the judge in Stone’s case, Judge Amy Berman Jackson.Jones’ attacks on the jury were based on reporting that the first potential juror in the case was a former Obama administration employee in the Office of Management and Budget whose husband works for the Department of Justice. But in his rush to attack the potential juror as a deep-state plant, Jones appears to have gotten the wrong person. During his broadcast, Jones didn’t show a picture of the actual potential juror, who, despite his claims, didn’t make it onto the jury anyway. Instead, he showed a picture of another former OMB staffer who appears to be totally unrelated to the Stone trial. This wasn’t Jones’ first attack on the jury—or his first that implied a threat to launch his legions of harassing fans at any jurors who find Stone guilty on witness tampering and obstruction charges. On Monday, he tried to convince political operative and close Stone associate Jacob Engels to name the juror, reading a list of names of former Obama administration officials and attempting to have Engels confirm which one was on the jury. Meanwhile, Owen Shroyer, an InfoWars employee who used to host a show with Stone, has been broadcasting live from outside the Washington, D.C., courthouse where Stone is being tried. Roger Stone Pleads Not Guilty, While Proud Boys and InfoWars Fight the Resistance OutsideJones is facing a number of legal issues of his own, including lawsuits filed by the families of Sandy Hook massacre victims who say Jones’ baseless claims that the shooting was faked provoked waves of harassment and death threats against them. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Prosecutors reveal threats Roger Stone wrote to Mueller witness: ‘You are a rat. Prepare to die’

Prosecutors reveal threats Roger Stone wrote to Mueller witness: ‘You are a rat. Prepare to die’Prosecutors have unveiled evidence of Roger Stone urging a witness in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation not to testify through a series of threats and incendiary messages.The texts were shown during the Republican operative’s criminal trial that kicked off this week. Mr Stone, who was arrested earlier this year, is charged with witness tampering, obstructing justice and lying to congressional investigators. He denies all the charges.



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Roger Stone leaves first day of trial due to food poisoning

Roger Stone leaves first day of trial due to food poisoningThere was an unpredictable start in court Tuesday for the former Trump campaign adviser and longtime Republican operative



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Oliver Stone Asks Vladimir Putin to Be His Daughter’s Godfather

Oliver Stone Asks Vladimir Putin to Be His Daughter’s GodfatherAlexey Nikolsky/AFP/GettyFilmmaker and conspiracy theorist Oliver Stone has made no secret of his admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin, but now he has taken it to a whole new level by trying to make him his 22-year-old daughter’s godfather. “Does she want to become an Orthodox Christian?” Putin asked when Stone floated the idea during a sit-down in the Kremlin. “We’ll make her that [Orthodox],” Stone replied, according to a transcript of the interview put out by the Kremlin Friday. Putin appeared to wriggle his way out of the proposal (“You have to ask her,” he said) before Stone went on to complain about “American culture,” taking particular issue with what he described as a focus on gender identity and people labeling themselves as “transgender” and “cisgender.” Stone quickly steered the conversation toward a controversial 2013 Russian law banning “homosexual propaganda” among minors, a law which experts say has prompted a surge of homophobic violence in the country. “It seems like maybe that’s a sensible law,” Stone said. The interview, transcripts of which were released Friday, took place in mid-June, shortly before Stone announced the upcoming premiere of his new documentary Revealing Ukraine, which purports to “investigate” the “ongoing Ukrainian crisis” but seems instead to serve as a promotional spot for pro-Russian Ukrainian politician and Putin ally Viktor Medvedchuk. The “documentary” has been hyped up by Russian state media, where it premiered on Friday.  It was also due to air on Ukraine’s 112 TV channel, which Medvedchuk reportedly took control of late last year, but the station said it was forced to cancel the broadcast after protests. Stone has claimed his dabblings in Ukraine offer viewers a new perspective on the 2014 Maidan revolution and war in Donbass that he says “Western media has largely ignored,” but that “perspective” has relied solely on claims fed to him by pro-Russia politicians, Putin allies, and Putin himself. In his sit-down with the Russian president, Stone vacillated between spouting off common Kremlin propaganda on Ukraine and fawning over Putin as a “peacemaker.” After echoing the Kremlin conspiracy theory that the pro-Russian leaders in Kyiv accused of gunning down innocent protesters in the 2014 revolution were actually framed in some vast conspiracy that may or may not have involved former U.S. President Barack Obama, and that Ukraine, not Russia was to blame for interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Stone expressed concerns about Putin’s emotional well-being. “You sound very depressed, much more depressed than last time,” he said, later adding, “I am very worried about you.” The two ended the interview by taking a parting picture together. Oliver Stone’s Latest Piece of Pro-Putin Propaganda May Be His Most Shameless Move YetRead more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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'What am I supposed to do with you?' Judge bars Roger Stone from social media for breaking gag order

'What am I supposed to do with you?' Judge bars Roger Stone from social media for breaking gag orderA federal judge ordered former Trump adviser Roger Stone to stop using social media after saying he had violated a gag order in his criminal case.



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