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Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison

Long-time political operative and Trump confidant Roger Stone has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for perjury and obstruction of the ‘Russiagate’ probe, in a process marked by controversy and accusations of partisanship.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Stone to 40 months in prison for obstruction of justice, another 18 months for witness tampering, and 12 months for making false statements to Congress – but the sentences are to run concurrently, so the maximum time  Stone would spend in prison is three and a half years.

She also assessed a $20,000 penalty, for what she argued was wasting the government’s time and resources by misleading the “Russiagate” investigation.

Jackson has previously thrown the book at former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Dutch lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan as part of the ‘Russiagate’ prosecutions pursued by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. She argued on Thursday that there was “nothing phony” about that probe, and that the US House of Representatives “had a duty to inquire about how documents from the DNC wound up in the hands of WikiLeaks.”

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February 20, 2020

Sounds like Amy Jackson is getting a little nervous…

February 20, 2020

Robert Mueller’s probe, was The Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, which was a pure hoax. Roger Stone, has been used as a pawn in the Russiagate deception. I am certain Roger Stone has committed many crimes in his career as a Lobbyist and through his political consultancy work. He deserves time in Prison, but not for this Russiagate Hoax and his Nonexistent links to WikiLeaks.

John C Durham
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February 21, 2020

Yes, most of us deserve a little time in Prison. But, it is not possible to lock everyone up for everything they deserve. Thus Roger Stone shouldn’t even been arrested. Can the Justice Department even DO something productive for The People? It seems to be nothing more than a ship full of RATS.

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