Roger Stone Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Lying, Witness Tampering
By Fox News // February 20, 2020
ABOVE VIDEO: Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison.
(FOX NEWS) – GOP operative Roger Stone was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Thursday after days of drama ensnaring career prosecutors, the attorney general and the president over how severe Stone’s punishment should be for making false statements to investigators during the Trump-Russia probe.
U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, while taking a firm stance toward Stone in the courtroom, also said the up to nine years originally sought by federal prosecutors was excessive.
Her sentence of 40 months in prison was considerably less than that — yet far more than the probation sought by his defense and certainly tough enough to keep speculation alive about a possible pardon from President Trump.
Trump later said at an event in Las Vegas that he wants to see the process play out because he has a “very good chance of exoneration,” suggesting he would wait on a possible pardon decision until all Stone’s legal options are exhausted. The president backed Stone as he seeks a new trial, calling the jury in the original trial “tainted” and saying he’ll eventually make a “determination.”
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