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Stone Judge Not One Bit Happy

Looks like Roger Stone will escape the Instagram post fiasco without having his bail revoked, but will now be subject to a tighter gag rule, and runs the very real risk of going to jail if he violates the terms of the new gag order.

BREAKING

North Carolina Board of Election votes unanimously to call new election in NC-09 over absentee ballot fraud.

Stay Tuned …

We expect a ruling from the judge in Roger Stone’s case within minutes.

Stone’s Turn In The Barrel

The news is flying this afternoon, but don’t miss Tierney Sneed covering Roger Stone’s come to Jesus moment with the judge whose picture he Instagrammed with a crosshairs.

No Más

In an amazing reversal, Mark Harris conceded from the witness stand that there should be an election do-over–and then abruptly left the hearing room.

Should Government Subsidize News Organizations?

I was invited to join a discussion about the pros and cons of government subsidies as one way to save journalism. I put my thoughts together and posted them at that thread at Galley. But I thought I’d share what I wrote here too.

Things Keep Getting Worse For Mark Harris
Prime Membership Required

The stakes were already high when Mark Harris took the stand today to explain his relationship with McCrae Dowless, a GOP operative with a history of shady practices who, it appears, orchestrated an absentee ballot fraud plot that may have swung the election for North Carolina’s ninth congressional district to Harris.

More Thoughts on the End of the Mueller Probe
Prime Membership Required

We’re now getting a clearer picture of what appears to be the conclusion of the Mueller probe. The Post followed CNN’s initial report.

Looking Real Bad For Mark Harris

Here’s the latest on the implosion of Mark Harris in the absentee ballot fraud alleged in the NC-09.

Today’s Agenda: GOP Candidate Mark Harris Takes The Stand
Prime Membership Required

Mark Harris, the GOP candidate who appeared to win the North Carolina ninth district election tainted by electoral fraud, will testify before the state’s election board today. Here’s more on that and other stories we’re following.

Ep. 56: Is The Russia Probe Really Ending?
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Ep. 56: Is The Russia Probe Really Ending?
Josh, David, and investigative reporters Tierney Sneed and Josh Kovensky explore a report from CNN that the Russia probe will wrap up as early as next week and ...
Manafort

It’s one of the stranger episodes in Paul Manafort’s bizarre journey from Trump campaign chairman to the inside of a jail cell.

LIVEWIRE
Trump Wants Smollett To Answer To The MAGA Supporters He ‘Insulted’

President Trump offered his two-cents on the arrest of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who now stands accused of faking a hate crime attack on himself.

NYT: We Gave Trump Five Days To Respond To Our Report

The New York Times on Wednesday pushed back on President Donald Trump’s accusation that their journalists didn’t contact him to verify their bombshell report about his Cohen investigation interference.

“The White House was given 5 days to respond to the details of our investigation,” the Times’ PR accounted tweeted in response. “The Times followed up multiple times but no response was given on the record until the President addressed the story after its publication.”

Trump Rants About ‘False’ NYT Report Again: ‘They Are A True ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday declared the New York Times to be “the true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE” after its blockbuster report on Trump’s attempt to meddle in the Michael Cohen probe.

Trump Welcomes Sanders Into The Race By Resurrecting Uninspired Nickname

President Donald Trump welcomed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) into the 2020 race Wednesday morning, reviving a lackluster moniker from 2016.

Long-Serving WH Press Aide Lindsay Walters Leaving Admin In April

White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters, who has served since the beginning of the Trump administration, will depart the White House in mid-April, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed to reporters on Tuesday.

Walters has taken a position as vice president of U.S. public affairs at Edelman Public Relations.

Trump Gets Defensive: I Never Called McCabe’s Wife A Loser To His Face!

President Trump defended himself in a tweet on Tuesday against claims from former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe that Trump slandering his family in public.

“I never called his wife a loser to him (another McCabe made up lie)!” Trump tweeted.

From DOJ To ‘Fake News’ CNN: Ex-Sessions Spox Has A New Gig

Sarah Isgur, the top Department of Justice spokeswoman under former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will join CNN to coordinate political coverage of 2020, according to Politico.

Trump Tweets ‘Heartfelt Condolences’ To Victims Of Aurora Factory Shooting

President Donald Trump on Friday night expressed his “heartfelt condolences” to the victims of the Henry Pratt Co. factory shooting in Aurora, Illinois.

READ: Trump’s Emergency Declaration Over Border

President Donald Trump on Friday released his official declaration of a so-called national emergency over the US-Mexico border.

WATCH LIVE: Trump Announces Emergency Declaration 10 AM ET

President Trump is expected to announce an emergency declaration to fund his border wall at 10 a.m. ET in the White House’s Rose Garden.

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