Roger Stone’s sentencing has finally come down despite President Trump’s objections that Stone’s sentencing not proceed as planned with Stone’s calls for a new trial.
BREAKING: Judge sentences Roger Stone to 3 years, 4 months in prison for impeding Trump-Russia investigation
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) February 20, 2020
With much fanfare and a little chaos, Stone arrived at a Washington, D.C. courthouse to learn his fate at the hands of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson.
At today’s sentencing hearing, Jackson quickly revealed her displeasure with Stone’s antics during the trial. However, the sentence handed down appears to be in line with what was recommended by Attorney General Bill Barr.
At one point, Jackson called Stone a liar.
Prosecutors initially recommended a sentence of seven to nine years for the 67-year-old Trump confidant. However, Justice Department leadership amended that recommendation, much to the dismay of thousands of DOJ alumni.
Early on, it seemed Jackson agreed with the prosecutors who want a longer sentence than what the Barr memo recommended.
President Trump was quick to weigh in on Twitter, questioning the fairness of the proceeding.
“They say Roger Stone lied to Congress.” @CNN OH, I see, but so did Comey (and he also leaked classified information, for which almost everyone, other than Crooked Hillary Clinton, goes to jail for a long time), and so did Andy McCabe, who also lied to the FBI! FAIRNESS?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020
Trump shared a clip of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson beseeching the president to end the Stone “travesty” early Thursday, indicating that he would pardon him.
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