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A second grand jury has been convened in the Southern District of New York, based on investigations by the F.B.I. and the I.R.S. https://t.co/QJ6yzkpBVx
Mueller Report Expected to Go to Justice Department Within Weeks via @NYTimes https://t.co/p0h7yyUmzu
The judge warns Roger Stone that further violations could cause him to be detained.

"This is not baseball. There will not be a third chance."

Judge Amy Jackson said Roger Stone can talk about other matters but nothing to do with this case.
Roger Stone is gagged

Judge Amy Berman Jackson changes the terms and gags Roger Stone completely.

From this moment on, Stone may not speak publicly about the investigation or the case or any participants in the investigation or the case.
Good day for courtroom sketch artists @jaketapper opens his show with.
Oh boy.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson says: "Roger Stone fully understands the power of words and the power of symbols. There's nothing ambiguous about crosshairs."
Judge mentions how he has apologized, giving the fateful air quotes around the word "apologize"

"Thank you, but the apology rings quite hollow.
Judge says she is not assured Stone "is all talk and no action."

He chose to do something that could incite others, She points out.

"These were, let there be no mistake, deliberate choices."

She does not find his testimony credible.
Standby for a decision:

Judge Amy Berman Jackson has returned to the court and is addressing the issue of bail terms.

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“I don’t care. I believe Putin”

ANDREW MCCABE: Intelligence officials in the briefing responded that that was not consistent with any of the intelligence our government possesses to which the president replied, "I don't care. I believe Putin."
We have a ruling.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson has decided that Paul Manafort “intentionally made multiple false statements to the FBI, the OSC and the grand jury concerning matters that were material to the investigation.” She especially noted the lies about Kilimnik.
ANDREW MCCABE: I believe I was fired because I opened a case against the President of the United States.
CNN: Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault.
The sources tell CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.
In denying Manafort’s request to dismiss his DC case judge writes in her opinion “The Special Counsel would have been remiss to ignore such an obvious potential link between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.”
CNN: White House communications director Hope Hicks, who has been in a romantic relationship with Rob Porter, was involved in crafting the response to the allegations of domestic abuse leveled against Porter on Tuesday.
Another big one:

Mueller has text messages that shows Manafort’s interactions with Trump officials including one who is a “senior administration official,” through February of this year and in May 2018.
Here we go!!
Cohen:
"Recently the president tweeted a statement calling me weak and it was correct but for a much different reason than he was implying. It was because time and time again i felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds"
Attorney General William Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller's confidential report.
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BREAKING ON CNN: Grand jury subpoenas were recently issued relating to the FBI Russia probe seeking records from associates of Michael Flynn
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