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Trump ally Stone headed to prison

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/20/20, 01:21 pm

WASHINGTON—Roger Stone, political strategist and longtime ally of President Donald Trump, will spend up to 40 months in prison on corruption charges. A jury convicted him last year of obstruction of justice, lying to Congress, and witness tampering. He allegedly tried to discover WikiLeaks’ plans to release stolen emails damaging to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign and then attempted to cover it up. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson also gave Stone a $20,000 fine and 24 months probation in addition to the prison time.

How well does the punishment fit the crime? Prosecutors initially asked for seven to nine years in prison for Stone, but Attorney General William Barr recommended a lighter sentence. Democrats accused him of caving to pressure from Trump. Jackson, an appointee of President Barack Obama, said she thought the initial recommendation was “greater than necessary,” but if Stone went unpunished, “everyone loses.”

Dig deeper: Read more in The Sift about the Justice Department’s handling of the case.


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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Thu, 02/20/2020 04:24 pm

    Jackson, an appointee of President Barack Obama, said she thought the initial recommendation was “greater than necessary,” but if Stone went unpunished, “everyone loses.”

    Who is she talking about? Hillary is still free. The people who abused the power of the irs (obama and his minions) went free. They lied. The fbi lied.

    Only Stone lost and all of us people who thought he should get the same pass as the Dems who are still in control of DC. 

    ONLY Dems are above the law. 

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    Cyborg3
    Posted: Wed, 02/26/2020 02:10 am

    This was a miscarriage of justice! The whole Russian Collusion story was meant to destroy Trump carried out by Democrats and Trump haters in the Justice Department. Stone was targeted because he was a friend of Trump and they could easily twist his WikiLeaks investigation to look like Russian collusion. The pre-dawn raid was meant to intimidate Stone to get him to turn against Trump so they could impeach him. Here is a link where Tucker Carlson tells the injustice what happened to Stone!

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/judge-jeanine-amy-berman-jackson-roger-stone

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