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rare move, feds back away from Stone sentencing proposal

 
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it will take the extraordinary step of lowering the amount of prison time it will seek for Roger Stone, an announcement that came just hours after President Donald Trump complained that the recommended sentence for his longtime ally and confidant was “very horrible and unfair.”

The Justice Department said the decision to shorten the sentencing recommendation was made Monday night — before Trump’s tweet — and that prosecutors had not spoken to the White House about it.

Soon after the Justice Department said it planned to reverse its sentencing position, one of the prosecutors in the case, Aaron Zelinsky, filed a notice with the court that he had resigned from his position as a special prosecutor with the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington . A spokeswoman said he would remain as an assistant U.S. attorney in Baltimore.

 

The move was sure to raise questions about political interference and whether Trump’s views hold unusual sway over the Justice Department, which is meant to operate independently of the White House in criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Attorney General William Barr has been a steady ally of Trump’s, clearing the president of obstruction of justice even when special counsel Robert Mueller had pointedly declined to do so and declaring that the FBI’s Russia investigation — which resulted in charges against Stone — had been based on a “bogus narrative.”

Democrats lambasted the decision. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the rule of law is being “totally perverted” to Donald Trump’s own personal desires and needs.

On Monday night, prosecutors had recommended Stone serve seven to nine years behind bars after being convicted of charges including lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to tip the 2016 election. The recommendation raised the prospect that Stone could receive the harshest sentence of any of the half-dozen Trump aides charged in Mueller’s probe.

In a tweet early Tuesday, Trump said the case against Stone was a “miscarriage of justice.” A Justice Department official said authorities decided to step in and seek a shorter sentence because they had been taken by surprise by the initial recommendation. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said prosecutors had told the department to expect a shorter recommendation.

It is extremely rare for Justice Department leaders to reverse the decision of its own prosecutors on a sentencing recommendation, particularly after that recommendation has been submitted to the court. Normally, United States attorneys have wide latitude to recommend sentences on cases that they prosecuted.

Sentencing decisions are ultimately up to the judge, who in this case may side with the original Justice Department recommendation. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has repeatedly scolded Stone for his out-of-court behavior, which included a social media post he made of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun.

 

The judge barred Stone from social media last July after concluding that she repeatedly flouted his gag order.

Besides, judges invariably frown upon crimes that they see as perverting the functions of the criminal justice system, such as making false statements or obstructing an investigation.

The Justice Department plans to refile the recommendation later Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors also recently softened their sentencing position on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying that they would not oppose a probation of punishment after initially saying that he deserved up to six months in prison for lying to the FBI. The Flynn prosecution is also being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington.

The White House referred questions about the decision to the Justice Department.

In the sentencing memorandum filed Monday evening, prosecutors asked for Stone to serve between 87 and 108 months in federal prison — the sentence they said was in line with federal guidelines. Such a sentence would send a message to deter others who might consider lying or obstructing a congressional probe or tampering with witnesses, they said.

The prosecutors wrote in the court papers that “Stone’s actions were not a one-off mistake in judgement” and that he “decided to double – and triple – down on his criminal conduct by tampering with a witness for months in order to make sure his obstruction would be successful.”

Stone has denied wrongdoing and consistently criticized the case against him as politically motivated. He did not take the stand during his trial and his lawyers did not call any witnesses in his defense.

Witnesses in the case testified that Trump’s campaign viewed Stone as an “access point” to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks, which was in possession of more than 19,000 emails hacked from the servers of the Democratic National Committee and tried to use him to get advance word about hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton.

 

Prosecutors charged that Stone lied to Congress about his conversations about WikiLeaks with New York radio host Randy Credico — who had scored an interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2016 — and conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi.

During the 2016 campaign, Stone mentioned in interviews and public appearances that he was in contact with Assange through a trusted intermediary and hinted at inside knowledge of WikiLeaks’ plans. But he started pressing Credico to broker a contact, and Credico testified that he told Stone to work through his own intermediary.

Earlier testimony revealed that Stone, while appearing before the House Intelligence Committee, named Credico as his intermediary to Assange and pressured Credico not to contradict him.

After Credico was contacted by Congress, he reached out to Stone, who told him he should “stonewall it” and “plead the fifth,” he testified. Credico also testified during Stone’s trial that Stone repeatedly told him to “do a ‘Frank Pentangeli,’” a reference to a character in “The Godfather: Part II” who lies before Congress.

Prosecutors also charged that Stone had threatened Credico’s therapy dog, Bianca, saying he was “going to take that dog away from you.”

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2 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

The move was sure to raise questions about political interference and whether Trump’s views hold unusual sway over the Justice Department,

It's ok to break the law as long as you help republicans. 

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Things have gotten downright comical.  These guys aren't even trying to hide the fact that they're completely corrupt psychos anymore.

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6 minutes ago, splunch said:

Things have gotten downright comical.  These guys aren't even trying to hide the fact that they're completely corrupt psychos anymore.

There will be a bounty on liberals one day, only restriction will be if they have a pussy.

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1 minute ago, splunch said:

These guys aren't even trying to hide the fact that they're completely corrupt psychos anymore.

 

They don't have to hide anything, snowflake, not when you guys have already revealed that you completely ignore corrupt democRATS and lie constantly to defend them.   They just know you won't get away with punishing Stone so extremely ... not when you demonstrably let Hillary, Obama and all the rest of the Deep State UNIPARTY coup plotters escape justice.

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45 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

This set a bad example for all law breakers. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

No, just those who break the law defending Trump from illegal witchhunts.

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48 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

This set a bad example for all law breakers. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

How bout all the sancuary city mayors, and city council people and sherriffs and all the rest that are thumbing their noses at Federal law?  Does that set a bad example to you also?  Or are you for this bad example?

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50 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

This set a bad example for all law breakers. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What the hey, it’s just as easy for tRump to pardon him from a nine year sentence as for one of eighteen months. 

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Just now, theLion said:

What the hey, it’s just as easy for tRump to pardon him from a nine year sentence as for one of eighteen months. 

Exactly. 

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https://thehill.com/regulation/482618-second-prosecutor-quits-roger-stone-case

 

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A second Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor who recommended Roger Stone be sentenced to seven to nine years in prison left the case Tuesday after reports that officials would seek to reduce the sentencing request.

 

In a one-sentence filing to the court, lawyer Jonathan Kravis announced his resignation as an assistant U.S. attorney and therefore no longer represents the government in the case. Kravis's announcement came shortly after a similar withdrawal by prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky. Zelinsky declined to comment to The Hill.

 

 

WINNING!!!!   That's one way to drain the swamp of UNIPARTY scum.

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48 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

So this is Trump justice folks.. it's ok to break the law. 

What about all those mayors and city councils and antifa and sherriffs and other who thumb their noses at Federal laws in sanctuary cities?  Are they OK in your estimate?

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19 minutes ago, splunch said:

Things have gotten downright comical.  These guys aren't even trying to hide the fact that they're completely corrupt psychos anymore.

How bout the thousands of mayors and governors and city councils and sherriffs that thumb their noses at the Federal laws regarding sanctuary cities?  How bout all the dems that got foreign countries to try to interfere in the 2020 elections.  How bout the pedestra boys, dems who were partners with Republican Paul Manafort in Ukraine money investing and information?

Oh, the dems turned states evidence and got off scott free.  

 

So, the deal is, if you are a dem, you are above the law, but if you are a Trump supporter watch out, if you tell a little white lie, or if you don't tell a white lie, but some dem says you did, you are going to prison.  Is that what justice looks like demwhit?

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1 minute ago, CrimeaRiver said:

 

Likely now all Presidents will spy on political rivals...

 

Thanks Ni66er BAMMY!!!!!!

I guess witness tampering and having connections to WikiLeaks is not a crime. And lying to the government holds not weight anymore. 

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2 minutes ago, dontlooknow said:

He got sentenced by a jury of his peers. The doj shouldn't of stepped in.

 

Wrong again, numbnuts.  He was convicted by a jury of his peers...sentencing is up to the judge in federal cases.

 

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3 minutes ago, slideman said:

Trump loves him some criminals.

How bout the thousands of governers and mayors and city council members and sherriffs that don't follow Federal law in sanctuary cities.  Is this criminal or is this real dem justice?

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Please show the federal law that forces local jurisdictions to turn immigrants over to the federal authorities

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1 minute ago, dontlooknow said:

I guess witness tampering and having connections to WikiLeaks is not a crime. And lying to the government holds not weight anymore. 

How bout all those governors and mayors and city council members and sherriffs that don't follow Federal laws in regards to illegal aliens?  Is that a bad example?

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