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CNN Roger Stone faces judge Thursday after Instagram posts

https://www.kitv.com/story/40000506/roger-stone-faces-judge-thursday-after-instagram-posts

Stone could be in a world of hurt today.


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The longtime Republican political operative and self-described "dirty trickster" faces a federal judge who wants to address his recent antics while he awaits trial. Two posts he made on Instagram on Monday could put at risk his ability to stay out of jail and the leeway he has to speak about his case publicly.

The first post was a picture of Judge Amy Berman Jackson with what appeared to be the crosshairs of a gun drawn behind her head. Stone's caption called special counsel Robert Mueller a "Deep State hitman," said his case was a "show trial" and implied that Jackson was biased as an Obama appointee and because she had ruled on a Benghazi-related case and "incarcerated Paul Manafort." "#Fixisin," Stone added to his post.

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Jackson has been down this road before. In the criminal case against Stone's longtime colleague Paul Manafort, Jackson revoked Manafort's bail and sent him to jail eight months after his arrest because prosecutors accused him of attempting to reach out to witnesses.

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Jackson has already warned Stone in person and in writing that he must not violate his bail terms nor draw too much attention to himself with his statements in the media. She ordered him not to speak in and around the federal courthouse, because of how court activity in his case has drawn crowds and how he stokes his followers.

Done Deal

Did yesterday's NY Time's article get to Trump?

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1098218016255414272

(BTW Joe Stalin was big into using the term "the enemy of the people." Is Trump trying to get people killed?)

Trump Has Publicly Attacked the Russia Investigation More Than 1,100 Times

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/19/us/politics/trump-attacks-obstruction-investigation.html

Trump Has Publicly Attacked the Russia Investigation More Than 1,100 Times
By LARRY BUCHANAN and KAREN YOURISH
FEB. 19, 2019

The attacks, which number nearly 1,200, are part of a strategy to beat back the investigations. They have also opened him to possible obstruction of justice charges. They include statements made on Twitter, in official speeches, at rallies and during news media interviews and other press events.

While it is highly unusual for anyone let alone the president of the United States to comment on continuing criminal investigations, Mr. Trump has done so at least once on 330 days, or more than 43 percent of his time in office as of Feb. 14.

Judge could revoke Roger Stone's bond and send him to jail because of 'crosshairs' Instagram post

Source: cnbc

Former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, leaves federal court in Washington, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
A federal judge has ordered longtime Republican operative Roger Stone to court on Thursday to explain why he should not have his criminal release bond modified or even revoked because of his recent Instagram post showing the judge next to what appeared to be a rifle scope's crosshairs.

Stone, a self-admitted dirty trickster and friend of President Donald Trump, could be sent to jail if his $250,000 signature bond is yanked by the judge, Amy Berman Jackson, who is presiding over the criminal case filed against him by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Jackson, in an order filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., told Stone to appear in her courtroom at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to explain why a partial gag order she has imposed on him, "and/or his conditions of release ... should not be modified or revoked in light of the posts on his Instagram account on or about February 18, 2019."

(update 3 hours ago)

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/19/judge-could-revoke-roger-stones-bond-because-of-crosshair-instagram.html



Help please. Who is in McCabe's gang of 8?

thanx

Never forget Manafort picked Pence to be V.P.

Newsweek: MIKE PENCE COULD BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT AND HE WAS HANDPICKED BY PAUL MANAFORT


https://www.newsweek.com/mike-pence-was-handpicked-paul-manafort-696412

This "thing" is bigger than we can really get our brains around.

Remember when

My Dad's obit (update) and a short story.

As I have had to go through a solid lifetime of accumulated papers, books, and stuff of my late father
I found out 2 things:
1) He had quit being a registered as republican about 12 years ago.
2) He not only voted for Obama and Hillary but was a financial supporter of Obama too.

Kessel, John
John Howard Kessel, 90, passed away on January 28, 2019. He was born on Oct. 13, 1928 in Dayton, Ohio to Arthur V. and Helen (Hopkins) Kessel. He is preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law the Rev. John and Jean Carson of Hillsboro, OH. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Sarah (Wagner) Kessel; his sons, Robert (Mona) and Thomas; grandchildren, Sarah, Ellen, and Jonathan (Bria); and great-granddaughter, Adalynn Rae. He attended Purdue University and OSU, where he received his B.A. degree in 1950. He was as an officer in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, seeing action on a destroyer minesweeper, The USS Carmick. He obtained a PhD in political science from Columbia University in 1958. He taught at Mt. Holyoke College, Amherst College, the University of Washington, and Allegheny College before joining The Ohio State University in 1970. He was a visiting professor at the University of California San Diego, University of Washington, and American University. He was a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institute, American Enterprise Institute, and the Republican National Committee. He served as editor of the American Journal of Political Science and president of the Midwest Political Science Association. His research was supported by National Science Foundation grants. An expert on the American presidency and presidential campaign politics, he authored scholarly books and numerous articles in leading political science journals. John had a lifelong love of learning, reading, keeping in touch with former students and colleagues, playing tennis, home gardening, travelling, and being with his family. He passed away peacefully in his own bedroom, with his best friend, the love of his life, Margaret at his side winner! The family wishes to thank the people who helped in John's home care for their skills and kindness, and especially his nurse Laurie from Wesley Hospice for her grace, class, and good humor. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in the name of John Kessel to the OSU College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund (#312966) at the Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221, online at www.osu.edu/giving, or call 614-292-2141. Services ******* Services will be overseen by the Rev. Mary Carson of Cincinnati.

Somebody is getting really nervous

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1093869087908941827

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1093871865246961666

https://themoscowproject.org

COLLUSION IN PLAIN SIGHT

37 Indictments.
7 Guilty Pleas.
100+ Contacts.

Columbus's Chief retires/ As a trailblazer, Chief Jacobs is the first openly gay, woman police chief

https://myfox28columbus.com/news/local/columbus-police-honors-retiring-chief-kim-jacobs-with-walkout-procession-friday

As a trailblazer, Chief Jacobs is the first openly gay, woman police chief in the division. She was also the first woman deputy chief and commander.

She joined CPD in 1979, and she first served as a patrol officer only a few years after Columbus began training women for that job.

Lieutenant Aimee Haley recognized the chief for paving the way.

"I've had the opportunity to be a police officer at CPD, not a female officer, just a police officer. Thank you for paving the way through the ranks for me and countless others," Haley said.
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