Trump’s long time adviser Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison

Roger Stone, Trump’s former associate, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for lying to and obstructing Congress and witness tampering in the Russia investigation. She also fined Stone $20,000.

The Guardian:

  • President Donald Trump’s friend Roger Stone was sentenced to more than three years in prison for crimes related to lying to Congress and tampering with a witness.
  • Trump has criticized the case against Stone, who lied to a House committee about his contacts with Trump’s campaign related to WikiLeaks.
  • Stone’s sentence by Judge Amy Berman Jackson will be suspended until she rules on his motion seeking a new trial based on alleged juror misconduct.
  • Attorney General William Barr has been criticized for demanding a new sentencing recommendation for Stone that was sharply less than what trial prosecutors first requested.

CNBC:

“He was not prosecuted, as some have complained, for standing up for the president, he was prosecuted for covering up for the president.

The truth still exists, the truth still matters. Roger Stone’s insistence that it doesn’t … are a threat to our most fundamental institutions.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson

Looks like a pardon is on its way:

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