The Daily Populous

Tuesday December 4th, 2018 morning edition

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On Monday morning, the president took to Twitter to praise Roger Stone, his longtime political adviser and associate, for refusing to speak to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team.

On Sunday’s This Week on ABC, Stone vowed not to testify against the president.

A number of legal experts from both sides of the aisle have said the president’s tweet could represent an illegal attempt to influence a witness in the special counsel’s investigation.

George Conway, a longtime conservative lawyer and vocal Trump critic who is married to presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, suggested the message violated portions of the US code governing witness tampering and obstruction of justice:.

Neal Katyal, who served as acting solicitor general under President Barack Obama, piled on, as did lawyer and ethics expert Norm Eisen.

This is genuinely looking like witness tampering.

Trump is genuinely melting down, and no good lawyer can represent him under these circs — Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) December 3, 2018. »

Had a stroke in the Bahamas and woke to $55,000 in charges on my Bank of America credit card from hospital, however, I never gave them my credit card : legaladvice

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I wasn’t able to talk, walk, or function … it is similar to being paralyzed and all around sucks.

When you are having a stroke minutes count so she give them whatever they wanted to treat me.

This is when T gave them my credit cardimportant note T is not an authorized cardholder on my credit card account. »

Grandparents increasingly targeted by impostors who know "everything" about them

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"I'm the last person, I thought, would ever fall for a scam like this," Franc Stratton told CBS News correspondent Anna Werner.

The retired Tennessean spent his career working in intelligence, first for the Air Force and later as a cybersecurity programmer.

But his expertise still didn't prepare him for the scam that began with a morning phone call in April. »

France fuel protests: 80-year-old woman killed in Marseille

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An 80-year-old woman has died after being hit by a tear gas canister at her window during Saturday's fuel protests in the French city of Marseille.

The woman, who lived in an apartment near to where the protests were taking place, was hit in the face while closing the shutters.

Three other people have been killed in the protests since demonstrations started more than two weeks ago, police said on Sunday. »

Guillermo del Toro Fought for Years to Get Ron Perlman as Hellboy

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Perlman, talking on PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing, explained how del Toro worked for years to get a Hellboy movie greenlit, with the specific and unchanging proviso that Perlman would star as the big red lug himself.

And del Toro kept doing that until, after Blade II was a surprising success, del Toro finally got enough pull to get what he wanted.

Perlman’s reign as Hellboy may be over, but its existence is a triumphant reminder that you do not get in the way of Guillermo del Toro. »