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Roger Stone Sentenced To More Than Three Years In Prison

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Longtime Trump ally Roger Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison and pay a $20,000 fine on Thursday for witness tampering and lying to Congress. He will be on probation upon his release.

Despite a controversial move by AG William Barr to overrule federal prosecutors’ recommended sentence, Judge Amy Berman Jackson added enhanced ‘points’ to his sentencing guideline as the hearing went on, saying ‘Stone’s belligerence and lies are a threat to the very foundation of our democracy.’

“The truth still exists,” she added. “The truth still matters.”

The execution of the sentence will be delayed until Jackson decides whether Stone’s request for a new trial after the jury forewoman in his case – a former Democratic political candidate, outed herself as a far-left Democrat who had posted inflammatory anti-Trump content on social media.

Stone was convicted in November on seven counts, including lying to Congress, tampering with a witness, and obstructing House Democrats’ investigation into Russian collusion, according to AP.

Thursday’s jail sentence comes on the heels of a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department after Attorney General William Barr overrode four career prosecutors, who recommended an absurd 7-9 years in prison for process crimes – a decision that President Trump called a “miscarriage of justice.”

“I haven’t given it any thought … but I think he’s been treated very unfairly,” said Trump this week, who called the original sentence a “miscarriage of justice.”

Following Barr’s decision to override the recommendation, the four prosecutors resigned in protest, sparking calls for his resignation.

Prosecutors had charged in the filing that Stone “decided to double- and triple-down on his criminal conduct by tampering with a witness for months in order to make sure his obstruction would be successful.”

“Stone’s actions were not a one-off mistake in judgment. Nor were his false statements made in the heat of the moment. They were nowhere close to that,” prosecutors wrote in the court papers.

But Justice Department officials said they were caught off guard by the recommendation, even though the acting U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., Timothy Shea, is a former top aide to Barr. The attorney general ordered a new memorandum with a less harsh punishment, though it left provided no specifics and left the details to the judge. –AP

Stone, 67, has consistently denied wrongdoing, and has claimed the case against him is politically motivated.

via zerohedge

22 COMMENTS

  1. if roger stone gets 3 yrs for lying about a fake scandal by the dnc then there should be a lot of others going to prison for life , starting with the clintons right down the line . trump 2020-2024

  2. This has been a botched case from it’s inception, all set up by CNN, FBI, Mueller and Pelosi all
    in order to take down Donald Trump. The man did nothing wrong with the exception of being
    a friend to Trump.

  3. This despicable left-wing judge should be impeached. This sentence is an outrage, while all of the real criminals who have committed the same crime, only worse, are still not brought to justice.
    This is nothing but political, and the judge should be impeached and disbarred – talk about an abuse of power. She is part of the original scam job and an investigation should be commenced immediately.

    • And Dan M is just an unhappy troll.
      Trump has and will always have America’s interests first. Try to deny that with something other that what you suck from the CNNsicle.

  4. Equal justice is no justice. Martha Stewart gets 5 months for lying to investigators, Roger Stone gets 40 months for the same thing, having been caught in a perjury (entrapment) trap. Prosecute every democrat that stepped on a crack!!

  5. Un-Equal justice is no justice. Martha Stewart gets 5 months for lying to investigators, Roger Stone gets 40 months for the same thing, having been caught in a perjury (entrapment) trap. Prosecute every democrat that stepped on a crack!!

    • He’s not in jail, and probably will not go to jail, Troll.

      Stone WAS deprived of his right to a fair trial with an impartial jury.

      Demonrats and Dummy-crats keep saying Obama appointed judges aren’t biased, but it’s funny how they keep throwing the book at Trump supporters for doing the same thing Obama and Clinton crooks do; who get next to noting or no charges at all.

      Judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed the charges against Hitlery in the Bengasi mess, and incarcerated Manafort before his trial. She gagged-ordered Stone to keep him from defending himself during his trial. She displayed her political bias with a dig at Trump during Stone’s sentencing.

      The prosecutors over-played their hand. Jackson agreed with Barr’s assessment and meted out a punishment of 40 months. In so doing, she vindicated Barr’s judgment. Her sentence also exposed the stupidity of the former prosecutors’ bought-n-paid-for petition that “the attorney general should resign”.

      It will come out in the wash. Demonrats and Dummy-crats are too stupid and arrogant for their own good. The witness-tampering lying jury foreperson Tomeka Hart is proof of that.
      Tomeka Hart hid her on-line social media posts of bias against “klanpresident” Trump and negativity about Roger Stone himself. She came into the hurry selection phase of the trial with a pre-determined bias and a grudge to “convict” Stone if she couldn’t have Trump.

      It’s the running theme of the demonrats and dummy-crats since Trump was elected. Make SOMEONE pay for 2016. If they can’t get Trump, they will make everyone who supported him wish they hadn’t.

  6. It’s a shame this whole illegal investigation got the attention it did, look back as to how it got started and the innocent people it effected.The government should step in based on the manner as to what they discovered on information from the poison tree and Muller tactic’s.If any thing Muller and his henchmen should be brought to Justice for the manner they conducted this whole investigation and live’s ruined.3

    • Boy someone really into that brainwashing conspiracy propaganda stuff, when you start posting links to BS you know they’ve gone over the edge, and when they praise Trumpzilla their so far gone it’s hopeless to even think that they’ll ever return to normalcy.

  7. Roger Stone was RAILROADED from the START FBI RAID where they TIPPED OFF CNN TO REPORT ON REAL TIME. Roger Stone made a Statement where he would KILL Individual Cat the Man Said he did not take the THREAT SERIOUSLY. President Trump should PARDON Roger Stone the JUDGE IS BIAS JURY FOREWOMAN ADMITTED SHE IS A DEMOCRATIC OPERATIVE AND ACTIVIST SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED DURING VETTING PROCESS. Hillary James Comey Andrew Mccabe and many others COMMITTED TREASON AND SEDITION THEY ARE FREE TALKING CRAP. THE DEEP STATE OPERATIVES INSIDE DOJ AND FBI ARE BEING EXPOSED TO THE WORLD.

    • You know when the country has sunk to and given in to communism when defending and normalizing the behaviour of a life long criminal is now accepted.
      Welcome to Putin’s new America where corruption rules the land and Trumpzilla is the judge to oversee it all. Oh and don’t forget his lap dogs in the Senate Lindsey Graham Moscow Mitch And that hillbilly Kennedy from Louisiana Just to name a few give them a treat and they’ll cover it all up, just ask Bush jr. how they covered up for his attack on 911, or how BOZO BARR helped Bush Sr. cover up Reagens Treason charge for the Iran contra affair. Yeah but let’s worry about some made up fantasies about Democrats never look at the real criminals the radicalized communistic right.

      • “You know when the country has sunk to and given in to communism when defending and normalizing the behaviour of a life long criminal is now accepted.”

        You mean like Pill-osi, Schiffty, Cryin’Chuck, and Nads-handler are doing for the Bidens and Hitlery?
        If anyone is giving into Communism, it’d have to be the demonrats and dummy-crats.
        Stone WAS railroaded. His appeals will prove that.
        Demonrats are criminals. RINOs are criminals. Most of the RINOs have cut-n-run, and laying low, because they know their criminal under-the-table-deals with Ukraine, China and Iran will be exposed soon. The do-nothing demonrats are blind with hatred, and steadfastly convinced they can stop it all if they keep slinging paper at Trump.

  8. Adam shift lied to congress lied to the courts 7 times
    When will he be indicted ? Hillary lied ?
    I guess dirty dems get a free pass
    I would like to see justice for america
    And watch dirty dems go to jail
    But the courts are littered with liberal judges just like this case here , I think they want a civil war

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