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Friday, Friday: Roger Stone's Arrest Is Big -- And Other News

Republicans are also scrambling to figure out how to save themselves in the shutdown fallout.

Oy, what a week. Roger Stone is arrested by UNPAID FBI agents (thanks, guys!) after Mueller decides to ruin his Friday, and Twitter has reactions:

Wow wow wow.

CNN got video of the FBI making the Roger Stone arrest before 6AM.

— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez)

— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT)

READ THE STONE INDICTMENT - Mueller is at ramming speed - coming for the rest of them -

— John P. Flannery (@JonFlan)

Good line on Stone

— Eric Umansky (@ericuman)

A nice summary and Timeline of Mueller Indictments:

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— Dr. Bashir (@drbashir2018)

The "high-ranking Trump official" Stone communicated with per Mueller indictment appears to be Steve Bannon (source: )

— Joshua Green (@JoshuaGreen)

For two years, two consistent themes have characterized the Russia investigation:

- Trump campaign officials and advisors were in regular with Kremlin-tied Russians and a Russian cutout (Wikileaks)

- Those officials and advisors repeatedly lied about those s.

— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto)

— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub)

Virtually the only thing that's new in Stone indictment is that 1) campaign sent HIM out to WL 2) They're playing hardball.

— emptywheel (@emptywheel)

Maybe Trump is innocent even though his political guru, legal fixer, campaign manager (& deputy) & national security adviser were crooked.

— Michael Grunwald (@MikeGrunwald)

member of the House Intelligence Committee

— Laura Rozen (@lrozen)

John Brennan: "To me, all these indictments are going to be basically the compendium of the Robert Mueller investigation ... I expect there to be a significant number, and a significant number of names that are going to be quite familiar to the average American."

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1)

And as I predicted, once Trump's approval rating dropped below 35 (down to 34 this week), the Senate Republicans would start panicking, and that's just what we're seeing now.

The shutdown is over.

Trump's enablers know it.

The Senate GOP knows it.

The only reason for the delay now is for Republicans to beg for some face-saving action so that Donald Trump isn't further humiliated.

Guess what?

Too late. Reap it.


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— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson)

The 1 big lesson for Donald Trump in the Senate's shutdown votes

— International News (@CNNInternatDesk)

This mob dialogue contains some ripe badinage.

— John Dickerson (@jdickerson)

โ€œThe only part of Wilbur Rossโ€™ statement I agree with is โ€˜I donโ€™t understand.' I donโ€™t understand how 33,000 law enforcement officers โ€ฆ putting their lives on the line, have to stand in bread lines,โ€ says AFGE Council of Prisons nat'l pres. Eric Young.

— New Day (@NewDay)

There's other news, too:

BREAKING: *FAA HALTS FLIGHTS INTO N.Y.'S LAGUARDIA ON AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL STAFF SHORTAGE

— Mike Dorning (@MikeDorning)

Exclusive: Career security specialists rejected Kushner for top secret clearance but were overruled, from , and me

— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC)

The L.A. teachers' strike was part of an important surge of union militancy as teachers (and many other workers) feel that they & their students & schools are being left badly behind in an era when corporations & the rich are doing splendidly. My Story:

— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt)

New York City will pay $3,300,000 to the estate of a young man who killed himself after a three-year jail stint over a minor theft case than never went to trial, lawyers said.

— NBC News (@NBCNews)

As US-China trade talks drag on, Chinese crude oil imports from the US fell to zero in December

— Intl. Business Times (@IBTimes)

โ€œSo many found a meeting or conversation with Wofford to be a turning point in their lives. Perhaps because he saw service to others not as a grim duty but as the path of joy.โ€

— Michael Gerson (@MJGerson)

Fixed it: Wilbur Ross dubbed over Mr. Burns

— ElElegante101 (@skolanach)

In July 2016, Roger Stone wasn't just passing messages to wikileaks. He was integral to a US network driving messaging on the wikileaks release.

Read more about this weaponized narrative (section 2: Cleveland, Wikileaks, Seth Rich, & the Trump Candidacy)

— Molly McKew (@MollyMcKew)

As HuffPost and BuzzFeed shed staff, has the digital content bubble burst?

— Susan Jordan (@Moonbootica)

"Iโ€™m a forty-year-old black man. I cannot even conceive of what it must be like to walk around this country with the confidence of a white male teenager."

— The Nation (@thenation)

And finally, the inspiring example of Patton Oswalt:

Patton Oswalt and his fans just transformed a Twitter troll's life with a simple but powerful act of kindness. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™โ˜ฎ๏ธ

— Meredith Salenger (@MeredthSalenger)

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