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This Is A Very Big Deal

on February 23, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 23: Richard Gates, former associate to Paul Manafort, leaves the Prettyman Federal Courthouse, as a prostester holds up a sign, on February 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. Gates pleaded guilty ... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 23: Richard Gates, former associate to Paul Manafort, leaves the Prettyman Federal Courthouse, as a prostester holds up a sign, on February 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. Gates pleaded guilty to two criminal charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 4, 2018 11:50 am

We can sometimes go wrong by building an edifice out of a series of interlocking inferences. But sometimes the inferences are so strong we should do so, at least tentatively, nonetheless. Look at this story from yesterday from CNBC about Mueller’s tight focus on collusion and specifically links and conversations between Roger Stone and former Trump campaign official and Manafort deputy Rick Gates.

Here’s a key passage …

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