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Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:51 AM

Roger Stone guilty on all counts in federal trial of lying to Congress, witness tampering

Source: Washington Post



A federal jury has convicted longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone of lying to Congress and tampering with a witness about his efforts to learn about the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks release of hacked Democratic emails in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The panel of nine women and three men deliberated for less than two days before finding Stone, 67, guilty on all seven counts resulting from his September 2017 testimony to a House intelligence committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Kremlin’s efforts to damage Trump’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Stone, in a blue suit, stood at the defense table with his left hand in his pants pocket, watching impassively as verdicts were read.

Stone had argued that he was not intentionally dishonest and that the cases was politically motivated. But jurors sided with prosecutors who said Stone obstructed the House efforts because the truth would be embarrassing to Donald Trump’s campaign. Stone’s indictment was the last brought by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, putting on trial his slippery brand of political brawling and revealing important new details about the Trump campaign’s keen interest in computer files hacked by Russia and made public by WikiLeaks.

He was accused of lying to Congress and tampering with a witness, an associate prosecutors said Stone threatened in a bid to prevent the man from cooperating with lawmakers.Though prosecutors sought to prove only that Stone had lied to Congress, they asserted that his motive for the falsehoods was protecting Trump from embarrassment — and thus made the president and his campaign a key component in their case.

Stone’s trial reenergized discussions of Russian interference in the 2016 election and occurred alongside public hearings in Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into whether the president tried to pressure his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate a potential 2020 opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden. In arguments and testimony over the past two weeks, prosecutors revealed a series of phone calls at critical times in 2016 between Stone, Trump and some of the highest-ranking officials on the Trump campaign — Stephen K. Bannon, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/roger-stone-jury-weighs-evidence-and-a-defense-move-to-make-case-about-mueller/2019/11/15/554fff5a-06ff-11ea-8292-c46ee8cb3dce_story.html





Original article and headline -

Roger Stone found guilty in federal case

By
Rachel Weiner and
Spencer S. Hsu
November 15, 2019 at 11:46 a.m. EST

BREAKING: Roger Stone convicted in federal case over statements to Congress related to WikiLeaks. Stone, a longtime Trump friend and adviser, was on trial in Washington on charges of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction over his remarks about WikiLeaks’ email releases in the 2016 presidential campaign.

This is a developing story that will be updated.


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Reply Roger Stone guilty on all counts in federal trial of lying to Congress, witness tampering (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Nov 2019 OP
AtheistCrusader Nov 2019 #1
True Blue American Nov 2019 #3
NurseJackie Nov 2019 #20
christx30 Nov 2019 #50
underpants Nov 2019 #2
Kurt V. Nov 2019 #4
LudwigPastorius Nov 2019 #5
bagimin Nov 2019 #17
duforsure Nov 2019 #67
RKP5637 Nov 2019 #18
Chin music Nov 2019 #52
AKing Nov 2019 #6
DeminPennswoods Nov 2019 #7
Botany Nov 2019 #8
RKP5637 Nov 2019 #19
Botany Nov 2019 #23
RKP5637 Nov 2019 #37
Botany Nov 2019 #44
RKP5637 Nov 2019 #49
Sneederbunk Nov 2019 #9
SunSeeker Nov 2019 #12
not fooled Nov 2019 #45
2naSalit Nov 2019 #10
SergeStorms Nov 2019 #26
2naSalit Nov 2019 #34
RKP5637 Nov 2019 #11
NurseJackie Nov 2019 #13
Dopers_Greed Nov 2019 #14
George II Nov 2019 #15
crazytown Nov 2019 #25
PunkinPi Nov 2019 #16
Lucky Luciano Nov 2019 #21
2naSalit Nov 2019 #35
Coventina Nov 2019 #22
SergeStorms Nov 2019 #24
AllaN01Bear Nov 2019 #27
yaesu Nov 2019 #28
Midnightwalk Nov 2019 #29
IronLionZion Nov 2019 #30
Qutzupalotl Nov 2019 #31
IcyPeas Nov 2019 #36
Qutzupalotl Nov 2019 #39
Meadowoak Nov 2019 #53
Polybius Nov 2019 #76
Midnight Writer Nov 2019 #56
Rebl2 Nov 2019 #66
ancianita Nov 2019 #38
Qutzupalotl Nov 2019 #43
CuriousAsterisk Nov 2019 #32
ResistantAmerican17 Nov 2019 #33
riversedge Nov 2019 #41
riversedge Nov 2019 #40
Brainfodder Nov 2019 #42
Bengus81 Nov 2019 #46
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2019 #47
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 #48
Chin music Nov 2019 #51
ArizonaLib Nov 2019 #54
Chin music Nov 2019 #57
ArizonaLib Nov 2019 #61
LaurenOlimina Nov 2019 #55
PhoenixDem Nov 2019 #58
jpak Nov 2019 #59
dalton99a Nov 2019 #60
dware Nov 2019 #62
BigmanPigman Nov 2019 #63
BumRushDaShow Nov 2019 #64
Evolve Dammit Nov 2019 #65
William Weehours Nov 2019 #68
SunSeeker Nov 2019 #69
BumRushDaShow Nov 2019 #70
SunSeeker Nov 2019 #71
BumRushDaShow Nov 2019 #72
SunSeeker Nov 2019 #75
zanana1 Nov 2019 #73
BumRushDaShow Nov 2019 #74
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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:51 AM

1. ALL SEVEN COUNTS

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:53 AM

3. Yes!

And Trump intimidating witness! Same day.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:02 PM

20. Does Stone wear a bad toupee, or is it bad hair implants?

He looks ridiculous. One of the most bizarre looking individuals I've ever seen in my entire life. Not including Melania of course.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:43 PM

50. You didn't even mention the tattoo

of Richard Nixon that Stone has on his back.
This whole administration is so stupid, if it were a book, I would throw it away as unbelievable trash.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:53 AM

2. Oh!

Damn this just popped up. Yes!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:53 AM

4. K&R

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:53 AM

5. Will Trump pardon him or give him the "I've never heard of him" treatment?

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:59 AM

17. Roger who ?

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Response to bagimin (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 05:45 PM

67. I agree

Forrest trump will do the same thing he's done to manifotd , and soon Rudy, and others , and forget them like a bad dream. None of them are worth anything to him now, and could also hinder his deal he's probably already working on to leave under. He knows its over, and I think he's finished. They'll be finding crimes he has done while president for decades.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:00 PM

18. The ass in the WH will probably pardon him saying he was a great

individual who was framed and smeared by crooked Hillary and Obama, and the desperate democrats.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:54 AM

6. Coming soon... Trump:"I barely knew him".

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:55 AM

7. It took awhile, but karma finally caught up

with the ultimate dirty trickser.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:55 AM

8. All 7 counts

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:01 PM

19. Look Ma, no belt no hands! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:04 PM

23. ATTN Mueller haters; Stone's indictment was the last brought by special counsel Robert S. Mueller II

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Response to Botany (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:40 PM

37. You didn't mean I'm a Mueller hater, did you? n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #37)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:05 PM

44. No

But I have seen tons of Mueller is a turd posts on DU

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Response to Botany (Reply #44)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:37 PM

49. Oh, good, thanks!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:56 AM

9. Nixon is weeping on his back.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:58 AM

12. LOL

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:08 PM

45. Hahahahahaha

AKA stone sweating upon learning he's headed to the slammer.


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:56 AM

10. There will be tweets!

Wait for it! He'll be spewing during the next set of questioning! It's gonna get really REAL for these clowns really soon! Know what I mean, I mean, ya know what I mean?

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:08 PM

26. I doubt it.

After all, Trump hardly knew Stone at all. He might have brought him coffee on occasion, but he had no real connection to Roger Stone.

As if it's necessary....

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:29 PM

34. I know, I know...

coffeve! (or however it's spelled).



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:57 AM

11. K&R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:58 AM

13. Allow me to say...



and...


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:58 AM

14. YESSSSSSSSS!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:58 AM

15. With this and the hearings this week, it's time for trump to announce another "infrastructure week"!

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Response to George II (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:08 PM

25. Maybe Obstructure week this time

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:59 AM

16. Woo Hoo! K&R

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:03 PM

21. I heard Florence Colorado is nice this time of the century.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:30 PM

35. Yes, it's pretty chilly

in winter, which is not only coming, looks like it's here!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:03 PM

22. Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It's off to jail you go!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:05 PM

24. Yay!

After a life of ratfucking and deceit, justice has FINALLY caught up to this piece of shit. His legacy now forever tainted by his association and aid to Donald Trump, he's a defeated and sorrowful character. Fuck you, Roger!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:13 PM

27. yesss.

&app=desktop

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:14 PM

28. I wonder which set of golf clubs he's bringing to club fed? nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:14 PM

29. Stone cold criminal!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:14 PM

30. Lock him up!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:17 PM

31. Sentencing dates

Judge Jackson says to expect sentencing in February 2020, week of Feb,3-- Thurs. Feb. 6, 2020, 10:00am.

Sentencing memoranda are due Thurs. Jan. 30, 2020.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:32 PM

36. why does the sentencing take so long?

serious question.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:57 PM

39. I think to allow time for an appeal

and perhaps to get his affairs in order. I don’t know if Stone will appeal. The gag order will remain in place until sentencing, so while he is free until then, he could get locked up if he opens his mouth to the media.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #39)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:53 PM

53. Time to allow him to get the heck out of Dodge, he is probably boarding a flight for

The Saudis as we speak. He will never show for sentencing.

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Response to Meadowoak (Reply #53)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:00 PM

76. Flights are checked

His name is on a no-fly list, at least for flights leaving the country.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 02:56 PM

56. So Stone will have time to reflect on how stupid it was to rat f--k the Judge who will sentence him.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 05:15 PM

66. I've always

wondered that too

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:47 PM

38. Being found guilty on all charges, isn't Stone a flight risk? Would he wait for the sentencing

and pardon?

Can he be pardoned at any time before sentencing, or does the pardon have to be related to the sentence?

I'm not sure the prez would do it, I'm just unclear about the pardon process.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #38)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:03 PM

43. The judge has allowed his release until sentencing.

(I don’t trust Stone either, but here we are...)

I’m not sure about a pardon. Trump may attempt one, but it might not be supported by the courts; the Constitution gives the President broad authority to pardon “except in cases of impeachment.” But — are we there yet?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:21 PM

32. Yesssss

 

A great day todaaaayyyyy. Everything is so far beyond Nixon and Clinton it's ridiculous. Oh, I'm sorry. Republicans require a blow job in the oval office by consenting adults to impeach.

Dipsh***.





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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:21 PM

33. Corruption cleaned up at home

Stone screwed.
This is the DU member formerly known as ResistantAmerican17.

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:59 PM

41. Stone strewed himself and as Pelosi said--Trump is self-impeaching himself!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 12:58 PM

40. Bravo!! #trump loves to pal around with felons.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:01 PM

42. Death Penalty available?

Asking for a friend...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:14 PM

46. LOCK HIM UP!! LOCK HIM UP!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:19 PM

47. GREAT NEWS!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:24 PM

48. Gotham City jury convicts infamous Penguin, thanks to efforts of District Attorney and....

Gotham City jury convicts infamous Penguin, thanks to efforts of District Attorney Harvey Dent and masked vigilante.


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Response to Chin music (Reply #51)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 01:55 PM

54. It won't help during an election cycle

There won't be any maga hat wearing drivers sporting pardon bumper stickers. This is the stuff that turns independent voters by the drove.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #57)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 03:45 PM

61. Sorry - now I get it

It has been a long week for me (my teen aged daughter has given me a month's worth of drama trauma).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 02:17 PM

55. Professional Ratf*cker Roger Stone Has F*cked His Last Rat

 

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 03:09 PM

58. Lock him up !!!

 

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 03:16 PM

59. Will he appeal to the SCOTUS - or will he just get pardoned?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 03:23 PM

60. Finally.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 03:45 PM

62. More bad news for trump.

Awwww, what a shame, I think I'm going to cry!!!

Just another brick in the wall that has crumbled.
This is the DU member formerly known as dware.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 03:55 PM

63. Finally, news I have waited a long ti e to hear/read.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #63)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 04:09 PM

64. Yes

It's been 40 years a-coming!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 04:42 PM

65. Should be reporting to prison now, and not February. Hope they gave him a bracelet as he will run.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 06:03 PM

68. Rockin' Good News!

 

And I'm not even thinking about how this might affect Trump! Stone is Scum, period!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:20 PM

69. It's now 8:20 PM and FoxNews.com STILL hasn't posted this story.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #69)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 04:54 AM

70. At 4:54 am my time (1:54 am your time)

it's STILL not on there.

That website is like WTF?

There's one prominent headline - "GONE IN '30 SECONDS' GOP congressman Stewart draws praise for quick takedown of ex-ambassador"

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #70)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 10:56 AM

71. 7:55 AM Pacific Time Saturday---Still no Fox report of the Stone guilty verdict.

Looks like they're just not going to report it.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #71)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:14 AM

72. Meaning in their case

if there's no "picture" then it didn't happen!!111!11!!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #72)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 12:22 PM

75. Sadly, that becomes the reality for Fox viewers.

That is why watching Fox makes you worse informed than not watching news at all.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:26 AM

73. Couldn't happen to a better guy.

Ever since I watched a documentary of the "Dirty Trickster", I've thought of him as demonic. I'm so glad he's finally getting what he deserves. I just hope Trump doesn't have the power to pardon him.

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #73)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 11:47 AM

74. Drumpf definitely has the power to pardon him

Whether he'll do it or not is a different story...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:32 PM

77. Stone can work on inventing

some ratfuck lube while he awaits his sentencing.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 02:34 PM

78. Ha ha

 


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