Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison.

Today, about an hour ago as I type this, long time agent provocateur Roger Stone was sentence by Judge Jackson to 40 months in prison. Stone was convicted on 7 counts including lying to congress and witness intimidation.

Therein lies the problem: how is it that a man is facing 50 years in prison, gets recommended to server only 7 to 9 years and winds up getting only 3 years and 4 months?

Had he been a black man named Terrell Williams and facing the same thing there’s no doubt in my mind he would have been recommended for 30 to 35 years and wound up getting 20 at least.

But that’s par for the course in the United States – if you’re a white man with at least some money and a few connections you can, almost literally, get away with just about anything.

Another X factor on this case is will Donald Trump now pardon him?

I honestly don’t believe he will. After all, he could have done that long before the trial began and saved all kinds of time, money and heartache for all involved. Given his recent spree of pardoning war criminals, slime ball politicians and more, it does beg the question why not his “good friend” Roger Stone?

He also didn’t pardon Paul Manafort either. It’s almost as though Trump thinks those two are better off locked up where they can’t do any more damage to his upcoming campaign. After all, most of his last campaign wound up going to jail. For review:

George Papadopoulos, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, was arrested in July 2017 and pleaded guilty in October 2017 to making false statements to the FBI. He got a 14-day sentence.

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Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chair, was indicted on a total of 25 different counts by Mueller’s team, related mainly to his past work for Ukrainian politicians and his finances. He had two trials scheduled, and the first ended in a conviction on eight counts of financial crimes. To avert the second trial, Manafort struck a plea deal with Mueller in September 2018 (though Mueller’s team said in November that he breached that agreement by lying to them). He was sentenced to a combined seven and a half years in prison.

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3) Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide and Manafort’s longtime junior business partner, was indicted on similar charges to Manafort. But in February 2018 he agreed to a plea deal with Mueller’s team, pleading guilty to just one false statements charge and one conspiracy charge. He was sentenced to 45 days in prison and 3 years of probation.

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Michael Cohen: In August 2018, Trump’s former lawyer pleaded guilty to 8 counts — tax and bank charges, related to his finances and taxi business, and campaign finance violations — related to hush money payments to women who alleged affairs with Donald Trump, as part of a separate investigation in New York (that Mueller had handed off). But in November, he made a plea deal with Mueller too, for lying to Congress about efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

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And now of course, Roger Stone. So every major player that was anywhere near Trump during his 2016 election is either in, already been to, or is on the way to prison. This of course isn’t including 32 others also charged during the Mueller investigation.

So we’ll wait to see if Trump pardon’s Stone or not. My money is on that he will not. After all, he got what he needed out of all of them without getting caught. Did you really expect Trump to actually help any of them?

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11 Responses

  1. Insurrectional_Leftist says:

    Does this include after the 2020 Election if he gets back into power? ( through the assistance of hacking Russians interference etc. American voter suppression, shenanigans, or plain out dirty tricks. And flat out dumb as hell American voters, not to mention rigged computerized voter machines? )

    Or would he be even less inclined to not pardon after the election?

  2. Hugo_Stiglitz says:

    I bet he pardons him if he gets reelected. If he don’t get reelected he’s going to want Roger in jail where he can’t do any damage to him or hit him up for money.

  3. Insurrectional_Leftist says:

    What would happen if for example stone or one of the others starts crying ( Stone ), after just a few months in prison, sobbing like a school girl, and decides to start talking, singing, ratting, and says he wants a deal?
    What will happen then? Will it do them any good? Just before the election? Or will they come up dead like Epstein did ?

  4. Gomez_Adams says:

    My point is simply that Trump did all of this same posturing for Manafort and everyone was positive a pardon was imminent and it never happened.

    I think Stone will suffer the same fate.

    Right now Trump is telling Stone the same thing he told Manafort: Hang in there. Let’s see how the appeals and motions work out. I got your back.

    But all along he has no intention of pardoning him. Pardoning someone that went to jail on your behalf can not only result in charges against you, but it makes you look bad.

    And Trump simply will never do anything that could make him look bad.

    Besides, if Trump loses the election and the SDNY comes down on his head, the last thing he wants is a free Stone or Manafort.

    That would give them a lot of reason to spill their guts on Trump to stay out of jail because Trump will not be able to pardon anybody.

    But if SDNY does come down on Trump’s head and they’re in jail, the have less leverage and they’re easier to discredit.

    Trump loves Trump and nobody else. Everything he does is done for his benefit.

  5. Thing 1 says:

    Maybe. I just think Trump enjoys being a prick and that’s the reason he wont do it.

  6. Gomez_Adams says:

    Well, that could be it as well. LOL!

  7. Insurrectional_Leftist says:

    Yea, he’s spiteful as hell, and he doesn’t believe in this country, it’s laws, constitution, principles, or anything it stands for. He’s a corrupt, perverted, twisted, maligned, greedy, Narcissist !! Not to mention traitor.

  8. Insurrectional_Leftist says:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/judge-wont-bow-out-of-roger-stone-case/ar-BB10j5RP?ocid=spartanntp

    Thank Goodness this judge has a backbone, and she’s not backing down from these creeps. She’s not budging from them trying to get her to leave the case.

  9. Gomez_Adams says:

    They’re appealing everything they can to postpone as long as they can. If Trump’s going to pardon him at all, he’ll wait until after the election. He’s not going to risk upsetting some of his voters by pardoning his own associate found guilty of federal crimes.

    Again, if Trump doesn’t benefit directly from it, he’s not going to do it. Remember that he said, tweeted and did the same exact things during Paul Manafort’s trial and to this day Manafort is still in jail.

  10. Thing 1 says:

    Yep. He wants everybody to believe he cares about the people that do his dirty work. Fact is he doesn’t give a shit. He’ll use you up and then throw your ass under the bus. He’s done it with everybody that ever worked for him.

  11. Insurrectional_Leftist says:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/factcheck/fact-check-trump-falsely-claims-roger-stone-was-never-involved-in-his-campaign/ar-BB10nOCE?ocid=spartandhp

    The BS and lies continues.

    https://www.mediaite.com/news/watch-roger-stone-lash-out-at-lawyer-in-heated-deposition-run-back-to-the-judge-like-a-little-btch/

    Now, watch the full deposition here ^ “You’ll find fireworks in here.” I watched the full 2hrs. worth on Saturday. I watched all of this. There were 4-5 explosive episodes of cursing, insults, by Stone directed to the attorney. Stone tries to play attorney, many times. It also seemed that Stone could not help drinking things throughout this whole process. If anyone has 2 hours, you’ll find out what a pure smart ass he thinks he really is. The Attorneys got into it a couple of times too.

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