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Stone Gets 3 Years, 4 Months as Judge Says Original Ask of 7 to 9 was Too Much

According to the Washington Examiner:

Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Roger Stone to 40 months in prison Thursday after the Justice Department recommended a nearly decade-long sentence last week before Attorney General William Barr controversially intervened and walked it back.

“He was not prosecuted, as some complained, for standing up for the president,” Jackson said. “He was prosecuted for covering up for the president.”

Stone, a self-described “dirty trickster” and longtime confidant to President Trump, was swept up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and arrested last January. He was found guilty in November on five separate counts of lying to the House Intelligence Committee during its investigation into Russian interference about his alleged outreach to WikiLeaks, in addition to one count that he “corruptly influenced, obstructed, and impeded” the congressional investigation and another for attempting to “corruptly persuade” the congressional testimony of radio show host Randy Credico.

Jackson sentenced Stone to 40 months for obstruction of justice and 12 months for the other five counts to be served concurrently. Stone also received a $20,000 fine and 24 months of supervised release when he gets out.

Jackson said that “the government’s original memorandum was thorough,” and “any suggestion that the prosecutors in this case did anything untoward or unethical is false.” But she admitted that seven to nine years in prison “would be unnecessary.” The judge said, “I sincerely doubt,” she would have sentenced him to that many years behind bars, even if there hadn’t been a firestorm surrounding the case.

6 thoughts on “Stone Gets 3 Years, 4 Months as Judge Says Original Ask of 7 to 9 was Too Much”

  1. That snit from the bench wouldn’t go over well on appeal.

    Trump can say in his pardoning memo that he’s just saving the appeals court from having to clean up the mess.

    1. Patience.

      I think there are two things going on here.

      Durham isn’t going to say anything that might tip off the bad guys to run for the hills. If I were in his shoes, I’d be trying to snap up everyone, all at once, and then keep them isolated so that they’d have no way of coordinating their lies. That takes time.

      The other issue right now is the Madhouse of “Representatives.” Fatso Nadler (D-Golden Corral) is part of the problem: he doesn’t know when to quit. The Democrats will lose the House in November, and with both chambers on the president’s side, justice will finally have a free hand.

      1. I hope your right but after seeing Pipsqueak McCabe being let off the hook by the DoJ, I dunno. I have my doubts that any of the big fish are going to be held accountable, it goes all the way up to Obama. They will all cover his ass at any cost.

  2. So, despite her blatant animosity toward Stone and Trump, she agreed with the Attorney General Barr’s recommendation…the same recommendation the Dems wanted him to resign over.

    No one talks about the gag order she placed on Stone, his family and any associates – the MSM has been free to attack him daily, but he can’t do any interviews or make any statements to defend himself. Judicial activist totalitarianism at its finest.

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