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Trump confidant Roger Stone, indicted by Mueller, pleads not guilty

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Stone is going to turn Mueller’s show trial into a circus and make the whole investigation look like a farce.

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Stone, a veteran Republican consultant who prides himself on his reputation as a political dirty trickster,

Says a lot about Trump and the Republicans.

Mueller has indicted five others who were close to Trump and the campaign: Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen and George Papadopoulos.

Says a lot about Trump and the Republicans.

Now why would Russia want to help Trump and the Republicans.

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Stone is going to turn Mueller’s show trial into a circus and make the whole investigation look like a farce.

We hear this every time Mueller serves another dose of justice on the criminals Trump has surrounded himself with. Then, when that person begins to cooperate, that person magically goes from the best person in the world to the worst person according to Trumpophiles.

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Stone is going to turn Mueller’s show trial into a circus and make the whole investigation look like a farce.

Heh, even after being continuously wrong about Mueller's investigation, you people are still trying to pretend you have a clue about how it's going to go.

The delusion continues...

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Enjoy your jail cell.

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How ironic that the guy who sold tee shirts with "Hillary for Prison 2016" on them is going to prison.

I just hope it's for the rest of his natural life.

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Just a matter of time until they turn on each other.

Trump will soon say that Roger Stone had almost nothing to do with his campaign.

Stone will soon see what the FBI has against him and realize he's going to spend the rest of his life in prison.

He'll talk.

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@cla68 Stone is going to turn Mueller’s show trial into a circus

You're probably right. Stone's a lifelong clown (more Chucky than Bozo) who's used political theater among other slimy tactics to take attention away from the actions of the corrupt wealthy class members in the US and 'abroad', those who've paid him well to do just that. He's another fixer ala Manafort and Cohen, i.e. pond scum at the lowest layers alongside paid trolls.

I have to think he'll use more of his dirty tricks to try to upset what Mueller etal are doing. Maybe he'll show his Nixon tattoo. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/roger-stone-nixon-tattoo/

Question: if a tattoo is on the upper back, is it still considered to be a tramp stamp?

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How ironic that the guy who sold tee shirts with "Hillary for Prison 2016" on them is going to prison.

Very true - he can join Flynn and all the rest of the crazies - they can all be jailed in the wing of the Federal Pen named "What was to be called the Hillary Lock Her Up Ward but is now called "Trump Tower West"...  

But really, is there anyone in Washington creepier than this guy Stone?  If he got in an elevator with me, I'd step out - talk about a freak.

And he's best pals with Wimpy - that sure says a lot...

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cla68Today  07:20 am JST

Stone is going to turn Mueller’s show trial into a circus and make the whole investigation look like a farce.

Isn't that what you said about Cohen, Flynn, Manafort, etc etc etc. You are just trolling yourself here now.

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Stone will start squealing like a pig to the slaughter they all have so far he wont be any different.

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If he turns on Trump he will be branded a liar by Trump fans who will simultaneously say the FBI is making him tell stories.

If he doesn't turn on Trump then he will get sentenced for his crimes and Trump fans will talk about how much of a travesty it is and that he should be pardoned.

But it's not like his actual crimes will change.

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How ironic that the guy who sold tee shirts with "Hillary for Prison 2016" on them is going to prison.

You don’t know that.

I just hope it's for the rest of his natural life.

I doubt it.

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Stone will start squealing like a pig to the slaughter they all have so far he wont be any different

If he did, he would plea guilty, that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Well, so much for that.

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If he did, he would plea guilty, that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Well, so much for that.

At least you agree with the general public that he is guilty. Learned well from Cohen, you have. He doesn't need to say anything, the evidence shows he is guilty, and he will be sentenced.

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If he did, he would plea guilty, that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Well, so much for that.

This isn't how the justice system works. Defendants can change their not guilty pleas after they decide to cooperate. Just a slight amount of research helps to not be inaccurate.

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Let's see how quickly Trump dumps Stone. To dump, or to pardon? That's actually not the question, the question is "how much do the FBI actually know and how much can they find out?". So far, every pardon considered was exchanged for a "dump, do not collect your pardon and go straight to jail card".

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Says a lot about Republicans that they admire and defend criminals (Stone himself loves and admires Nixon so much even Nixon's Association tried to distance themselves from Stone).

I'm quite sure Trump will pardon him if the man is convicted and sentenced before Trump gets the boot, so I hope Stone is also charged with state laws. That'll wipe the smirk off his disgusting face.

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Says a lot about Republicans that they admire and defend criminals (Stone himself loves and admires Nixon so much even Nixon's Association tried to distance themselves from Stone).

Very true - even Nixon and his cronies thought Stone was too sleazy and creepy to be around - now that says a lot...

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From Nixon to Trump, Stone went from really bad to rock bottom.

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Says a lot about Republicans that they admire and defend criminals (Stone himself loves and admires Nixon so much even Nixon's Association tried to distance themselves from Stone). 

What’s wrong with Nixon? Weren’t for him, the war in Nam would still be going and China would still be a third world rate country. Nixon made mistakes, but to undermine his successes that he had achieved is not dealing with reality.

I'm quite sure Trump will pardon him if the man is convicted and sentenced before Trump gets the boot,

Naw, Trump won’t get the boot, the Senate will never convict him.

so I hope Stone is also charged with state laws. That'll wipe the smirk off his disgusting face.

I wish that for Hillary as well.

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What’s wrong with Nixon?

Hahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahah.

Other than being the most disgraced president ever?

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You know all the good things Nixon did?

Pretty much no one does. They don't care, because he was a disgrace, and pathetic.

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At least you agree with the general public that he is guilty.

I never said that. Unlike liberals, I do believe in the presumption of innocence before putting a noose around his neck.

Learned well from Cohen, you have. He doesn't need to say anything, the evidence shows he is guilty, and he will be sentenced.

Well, Cohen is different, Cohen has a slew of serious and fraudulent business crimes that were documented, not to mention his Clintonisque constant lying, so if Mueller comes out and says that Cohen is a habitual liar, that’s saying something about Cohen.

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Pretty much no one does. They don't care, because he was a disgrace, and pathetic

Well, that’s your opinion, not everyone shares that opinion. Not everyone shares people’s views on Obama or Bush being bad, but many do.

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Well, that’s your opinion, not everyone shares that opinion.

Of course there are always a few crazies. But the overwhelming majority of people who are not trying to find ways to minimize how bad their leader will look when he gets taken down think Nixon was a disgrace.

Not everyone shares people’s views on Obama or Bush being bad

Yeah, I've seen you make claims of the mythological non-partisan historians who speak positively of Bush's presidency. No one has ever seen such a thing, but we understand you claim they exist. Of course I believe you, I mean, you're a bastion of credibility. But it is weird how literally no one ever has been able to find a single historian that would support your claim.

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Of course there are always a few crazies.

Exactly. Both sides have them.

Yeah, I've seen you make claims of the mythological non-partisan historians who speak positively of Bush's presidency. No one has ever seen such a thing, but we understand you claim they exist. Of course I believe you, I mean, you're a bastion of credibility. But it is weird how literally no one ever has been able to find a single historian that would support your claim

I never made claims about anything, I’m just saying, some people knock on Nixon, I get it, some hate on Trump, others on Hillary and Obama. It just depends on how you all put it into perspective.

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What’s wrong with Nixon? Weren’t for him, the war in Nam would still be going and China would still be a third world rate country. Nixon made mistakes, but to undermine his successes that he had achieved is not dealing with reality.

He did in fact have a few successes, mostly in foreign policy - but those are minuscule compared with the serious crimes he committed. For someone who rails against the Deep State - Nixon was the Deep State - used every lever of government to go after his "enemies", who were just normal people doing their jobs. You should hate him.

I'm quite sure Trump will pardon him if the man is convicted and sentenced before Trump gets the boot,

Naw, Trump won’t get the boot, the Senate will never convict him.

And Kavaunugh will never vote with Liberals, and all Repubs will vote to repeal Obamacare, and Coulter would NEVER humiliate the President...

so I hope Stone is also charged with state laws. That'll wipe the smirk off his disgusting face.

I wish that for Hillary as well.

More Hillary fixation...she's been gone for two years....give it a rest....

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He did in fact have a few successes, mostly in foreign policy -

Thank you, that’s all I was talking about.

And Kavaunugh will never vote with Liberals, and all Repubs will vote to repeal Obamacare, and Coulter would NEVER humiliate the President...

Kavanaugh didn’t get a big case yet. I never expected the GOP to get in bed with big government to overturn Obamacare even though that would have been an outstanding thing and No one cares what Coulter thinks, she’s says what she says and we move on. The President didn’t tweet, so....,but it’s Just like when Reid said, Obama talks well for a Black person, the Dems didn’t make a fuss about, keep moving along....

More Hillary fixation...she's been gone for two years....give it a rest..

we were saying the same about Bush and Mueller, but you guys.....lol

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Kavanaugh didn’t get a big case yet. I never expected the GOP to get in bed with big government to overturn Obamacare even though that would have been an outstanding thing and No one cares what Coulter thinks, she’s says what she says and we move on. The President didn’t tweet, so....,but it’s Just like when Reid said, Obama talks well for a Black person, the Dems didn’t make a fuss about, keep moving along....

Rationalization...Everything is black and white, Lib vs Con - until it isn't....

And no one cares what Coulter thinks? Come on, she's in your words "a conservative icon" - are you trying to convince us you and your fellow alt-righters don't fall on her every word? Too funny...

More Hillary fixation...she's been gone for two years....give it a rest..

we were saying the same about Bush and Mueller, but you guys.....lol

Bush? The only one saying anything about Bush is your fellow conservative icon Coulter - remember "Jeb"?

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Yeah, I've seen you make claims of the mythological non-partisan historians who speak positively of Bush's presidency. No one has ever seen such a thing, but we understand you claim they exist. Of course I believe you, I mean, you're a bastion of credibility. But it is weird how literally no one ever has been able to find a single historian that would support your claim

I never made claims about anything

You made a claim about the existence of non-partisan historians who saw the Bush 2 years as a success. I have been asking you politely for the names of these historians for quite a while but you haven’t given them to me. I like reading contrary opinions and I’m sure I’d enjoy their work.

Are you now saying you never made this claim?

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Stone is going to turn Mueller’s show trial into a circus and make the whole investigation look like a farce.

He can try, but it would be suicidally stupid.

Stone is in so much trouble. Witness tampering isn't taken lightly, and nor is chucking death threats around. Another person might just be in a position to deny it happened. But Stone is completely screwed, because his emails prove that he said it. This is not going to be an opportunity for him to put on a show, let alone do to do so and come out shining.

The judge will not appreciate having to spend time with a defendant who doesn't take court proceedings seriously, or who is unaware (genuine or feigned) of the gravity of the charges. They're serious crimes, of which he is almost certain to be found guilty, due to the overwhelming evidence, and they carry serious prison time.

This should be the point at which the realization dawns on you that his best chance is not to put up a front, which never looks good on someone who threatens witnesses, but to cut any kind of a deal he can with the investigators - if they're even offering one - and sell out whoever he has to in order to reduce his sentence.

He's welcome not to of course.

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This should be the point at which the realization dawns on you that his best chance is not to put up a front, which never looks good on someone who threatens witnesses, but to cut any kind of a deal he can with the investigators - if they're even offering one - and sell out whoever he has to in order to reduce his sentence.

Very true - notice all the crooks that puff up and are full of false bluster crack like an egg once they get in the chair and are shown all the evidence the prosecutors have. Just witness tampering carries 20 years.

Stone's a pansy - he'll open up to Mueller and sing like a bird...

Donnie is wetting his pants...

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Stone is going to turn Mueller’s show trial into a circus

It's been a circus for quite some time now.

How ironic that the guy who sold tee shirts with "Hillary for Prison 2016" on them is going to prison.

How ironic that the real criminal, Hillary, has yet to be indicted, sentenced and jailed.

Mueller is desperate to get dirt on Trump. Really despicable.

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Stone is going to turn Mueller’s show trial into a circus

It's been a circus for quite some time now.

And I can't think of two funnier clowns; Trump and Stone...though Manafort with his ostrich sport coat is up there too...

How ironic that the guy who sold tee shirts with "Hillary for Prison 2016" on them is going to prison.

How ironic that the real criminal, Hillary, has yet to be indicted, sentenced and jailed.

Another anti-US Constitution Trumper...they just want to rip it up..guess they prefer Russia's constitution....

Mueller is desperate to get dirt on Trump.

Mueller already has the dirt on Trump...and Don Jr, Jared, Eric,......

Really despicable.

Treasonous actually...the Trump Crime Family...

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And no one cares what Coulter thinks?

Yes, if you can show a mean tweet from Trump towards her I’ll concede. If Trump excoriated her, he really took to heart her insult, if not, then he doesn’t care.

Can you find it?

@Jim, as I said. He didn’t make the claim, except for the ones where I read them, I do also remember I had posted them, but as usual, you guys only care about liberal sources and historians, so it doesn’t matter and I don’t need to repost anything in order to appease you guys. If you don’t like or believe in it, doesn’t matter. Some believed Obama wrote his own books...

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And I can't think of two funnier clowns; Trump and Stone...though Manafort with his ostrich sport coat is up there too...

I can think of the entire Democrat comedic lineup that would put Dave Chappelle to shame.

Another anti-US Constitution Trumper...they just want to rip it up..guess they prefer Russia's constitution....

Why do Liberals want to turn away from the truth? Oh, she’s a liberal, my bad...can’t have that!

Mueller already has the dirt on Trump...and Don Jr, Jared, Eric,......

Treasonous actually...the Trump Crime Family..

Apprantly, he has it on Hillary as well, he just decided to walk past the dead bodies, move along, nothing to see, excuse the stench.

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And no one cares what Coulter thinks?

Yes, if you can show a mean tweet from Trump towards her I’ll concede. If Trump excoriated her, he really took to heart her insult, if not, then he doesn’t care.

Can you find it?

Uh, you just proved my point - Trump gives nicknames to those he thinks aren't important - he's scared to death of Coulter - if he goes to war with her, even more of his base will desert - as you said, she is a "conservative icon"... Notice no nickname for Nancy either...he scared of her too...

@Jim, as I said. He didn’t make the claim, except for the ones where I read them, I do also remember I had posted them, but as usual, you guys only care about liberal sources and historians, so it doesn’t matter and I don’t need to repost anything in order to appease you guys. If you don’t like or believe in it, doesn’t matter. Some believed Obama wrote his own books...

More word salad...don't understand a thing here...

And I can't think of two funnier clowns; Trump and Stone...though Manafort with his ostrich sport coat is up there too...

I can think of the entire Democrat comedic lineup that would put Dave Chappelle to shame.

Let's see, Donnie already as a clown name - "Wimpy", now one for Stone; maybe "Queenie"?

Another anti-US Constitution Trumper...they just want to rip it up..guess they prefer Russia's constitution....

Why do Liberals want to turn away from the truth? Oh, she’s a liberal, my bad...can’t have that!

Why did Trumpers shout "Lock Her Up" for two years, then suddenly become protectors of 5th amendment rights for every felon brought before Mueller?

Mueller already has the dirt on Trump...and Don Jr, Jared, Eric,......

Treasonous actually...the Trump Crime Family..

Apprantly, he has it on Hillary as well, he just decided to walk past the dead bodies, move along, nothing to see, excuse the stench.

More Hillary - this fixation is getting really creepy...

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Jim, as I said. He didn’t make the claim, except for the ones where I read them, I do also remember I had posted them, but as usual, you guys only care about liberal sources and historians, so it doesn’t matter and I don’t need to repost anything in order to appease you guys

Bass, I’ve asked you many times for the names of these non-partisan historians who claimed the Bush 2 years were a success. You have never given me their names.

Just post one name. That’s all I’m asking.

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Just post one name. That’s all I’m asking.

I already did and you are always welcome.

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Uh, you just proved my point - Trump gives nicknames to those he thinks aren't important - he's scared to death of Coulter - if he goes to war with her, even more of his base will desert - as you said, she is a "conservative icon"... Notice no nickname for Nancy either...he scared of her too...

Is that what the fascists on the liberal networks are telling you? I’m not a psychiatrist and he had a lot more to lose with Hillary and he gave her a name, but there are others he didn’t give a name, so I’m not a liberal and won’t speculate why he gives some people names and he doesn’t. I have enough money, I don’t need to work as a shrink. But if you want to think he’s scared, it’s a free world, you can think that way and others (including myself) do not. It’s still a free world.

More word salad...don't understand a thing here

And I have to think the same working with liberals everyday.

Why did Trumpers shout "Lock Her Up" for two years, then suddenly become protectors of 5th amendment rights for every felon brought before Mueller?

Ask Lois Lerner or in the words of Hillary, what difference does it make?

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Stone will die in jail with Manafort.

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Looks like Trump will be working overtime with these pardons.

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Mueller already has the dirt on Trump...and Don Jr, Jared, Eric,......

Yeah? Where is it? Where is it? Mueller? Mueller? Mueller? ............

Stone is now the 34th person to be charged by Mueller as he investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign. Yet they don't have any crimes related to collusion. The FBI has endless resources, yet they used an unverified piece of evidence, the Steele dossier, to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump. The FBI is scrambling to find dirt on Trump and they keep coming up empty. They need to be reigned in, they are operating like police state thugs.

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"Biggest witch hunt in history" -- yeah, you got THAT right! 6 witches and counting! All in jail! More witches than at Salem! LOCK THEM UP! And the wickedest one upcoming!

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