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Jury convicts former Trump adviser

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/15/19, 01:16 pm

WASHINGTON—A federal jury on Friday found Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, guilty of lying to investigators, obstructing a congressional inquiry, and witness tampering. Stone could face a maximum of 50 years in prison and will receive his sentence on Feb. 6, 2020.

What did Stone do? Federal prosecutors accused him of lying to Congress about attempting to communicate with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The indictment said that while working for the Trump campaign, Stone sought to discover Assange’s plans to release stolen emails damaging to Trump’s Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton. The charges stemmed from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Special counsel Robert Mueller handed off the case to federal prosecutors once his investigation ended earlier this year.

Dig deeper: Read this report about Mueller’s original indictment of Stone.


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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  • news2me
    Posted: Fri, 11/15/2019 03:36 pm

    You could make a whole list of Dem. liars and people who obstructed justice, but WHO of them are going to jail. NOT ONE!

  • news2me
    Posted: Fri, 11/15/2019 03:37 pm

    Mueller's whole investigation should NOT have happened. It's sad that Dems can prosecute someone based on that whole fiasco.

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    West Coast Gramma
    Posted: Fri, 11/15/2019 03:45 pm

    And when we face God our maker, will he buy our defense of finger pointing? When God says to someone, This is what you did, will he dismiss the charges when they point out to him what Nancy, Bob, and Charlie did?

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 11/18/2019 02:52 pm

    Not the same thing at all, Gramma. In God’s Court, of course we will all face our Maker with no recourse to finger pointing. 

    But in man’s courts, particularly the court of public opinion, it is not necessarily harmful to one’s cause to draw attention to the fact that someone else got a pardon, or far lighter sentence, or maybe even was never indicted, for an identical offense. 

  • KarenYM316
    Posted: Fri, 11/15/2019 05:35 pm

    Didn't work for our first parents, either.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 11/18/2019 03:09 pm

    So typical of the times we live in. 

    Hillary’s campaign allegedly pulled some dirty tricks, which they allegedly talked about among themselves, in emails. 

    A second party, Julian Assange, allegedly obtained some of those alleged emails, allegedly stolen by Russia. Referenced alleged emails obviously Hillary and her campaign staff would not want publicized (if in fact those emails were as juicy as alleged).

    A third party, Roger Stone, admittedly not allegedly, tried to learn from Mr. Assange just how Assange planned to make use of those allegedly stolen alleged emails.  And allegedly kept the Trump campaign informed about what he allegedly was learning.  Then, allegedly thinking he might have really stepped in something nasty, Mr. Stone allegedly decided his best course was to lie and say he did not, in fact, ever ever tell the Trump campaign what he—Stone—had allegedly been up to.  

    But having been found out, Mr. Stone now admits at least what he knows the government knows about. 

    So who in this chain gets to go to jail?  

    I’m thinking after he does his 6 months (with time off for good behavior), Mr. Stone will write a best-seller (I’m looking forward to it, myself) and be much in demand on talk shows etc., thus having the last laugh. 

     

  • hilltop5
    Posted: Sat, 11/16/2019 04:14 pm

    These investigations into Trump based on proven to be false information and lies are not necessarily expected to bring Trump down, but are excuses to use the power of the government to go after anyone who has supported or is supporting Trump. If someone has done something illegal let them be convicted, regardless of the letter after their name. However, “justice” and the pursuit of “justice” applied selectively or unequally is injustice.

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    Cyborg3
    Posted: Sat, 11/16/2019 04:57 pm

    Amen!

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    Xion
    Posted: Sun, 11/17/2019 12:31 am

    Typical sentences for crimes:
    - Felony Murder: 25 years
    - Manslaughter: 5 years
    - Sexual assault 5-10 years
    - Burglary: 5 years
    - Kidnapping: 1 year
    - Republican lying to Congress: 50 years
    - Democrat lying to Congress: 0 years and elevated to national hero status.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 11/18/2019 03:06 pm

    Have to add this:  Most of the trials of President Trump’s associates have been, underlying everything else, attempts to put President Trump on trial. 

    But Roger Stone has, to a degree, succeeded in turning his trial to making Roger Stone more notorious. And Roger Stone likes being notorious, and will use it to his advantage. 

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