Still unfinished business as the Roger Stone trial overcomes food poisoning to continue, and Trump’s possible lies to the Special Counsel may emerge.
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— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) November 6, 2019
Impeachment is in the air, as House Democrats focus on the still-growing Ukraine scandal as the reason to move forward with the ultimate political punishment. But the Trump-Russia scandal is about to make its own comeback. On November 5, Donald Trump’s longtime political adviser Roger Stone—the dirty trickster who had for years encouraged Trump to run for president—will go on trial in a federal court in Washington, DC, facing charges that he lied to Congress about his interactions with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign, as the organization was publicly disseminating Democratic material stolen by Russian hackers. Stone also was indicted for allegedly obstructing justice and witness-tampering. Though the trial will determine whether Stone tried to bamboozle a congressional investigation, it could answer two bigger questions about the president: Did Trump use (or try to use) Stone as a conduit to WikiLeaks, and did Trump lie to special counsel Robert Mueller? The former might not be illegal; the latter could be a crime.
Zelinsky: "This case is not about who hacked the [DNC]’s servers. This case is not about whether Roger Stone had any communications with any Russians. And this case is not about politics. This case is about Roger Stone’s false testimony … and his efforts to obstruct"
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) November 6, 2019
Aaron Zelinsky describes a January exchange in which Credico confronted Stone about falsely fingering him as his original WikiLeaks intermediary. Stone told Credico to "just go along" with the story. We first reported that here. https://t.co/1TMGTPKHVG pic.twitter.com/jZjI3WGtsh
— Dan Friedman (@dfriedman33) November 6, 2019
remember redactions from transcripts of the manafort trial, with the same judge, that seem to recall this episode. guess one of the redactions was stone? https://t.co/LtP2skoYnw
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) November 6, 2019
Incidentally: All Trump's claims about being "tapped'?
If he had been (or even Roger Stone) they'd know what Stone said to Trump about using stolen emails to get elected.
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) November 6, 2019
The judge in Roger Stone’s trial is warning people to not try and identify the jurors. Meanwhile, two of Stone’s closest associates spent yesterday trying to out one of the potential jurors live on Infowars. https://t.co/MUpxescMmM
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) November 6, 2019
Take Nixon, add climate denial, add pedophilia, add child concentration camps, add sexual assault, add rape, add nepotism, add white supremacy, add murder cover-ups, add treason, add genocide, add Twitter, subtract 97 IQ points, and you have Trump today. #ExtortionistTrump
— Andrea Junker (@Strandjunker) November 6, 2019
Roger Stone is having his lunch on the other side of this window. pic.twitter.com/a1LXjuw399
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) November 6, 2019