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Whither Roger Stone?

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 2/22/2020 4:33:28 AM

When O. J. Simpson was arrested following his notorious slow-speed Bronco chase, a local television news reporter interviewed the late and legendary A. Charles “Chuck” Peruto Sr., the dean of Philadelphia’s criminal defense bar. After summarizing the overwhelming mountain of incriminating evidence against Simpson, the reporter asked counsel how he would go about defending the case. Chuck, a charming rogue and experienced courtroom lawyer, breezily brushed aside the damning evidence and confidently predicted that Simpson would be acquitted of all charges. When the astonished reporter asked him to explain, Chuck laughed and said, “Just look at the videotape of the Bronco chase and all those people hanging off the freeway

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 2/22/2020 5:14:35 AM (No. 325890)
Remember “The Devil and Daniel Webster?” Washington D.C. as a city outside of the government complex should not be allowed to exist, let alone be a state! Roger Stone’s sham of a case should have been moved anywhere outside of that festering Swamp!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Aud 2/22/2020 5:57:55 AM (No. 325914)
I don’t think a presidential pardon for Stone will be long in coming, and the resulting hysteria should be entertaining.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 2/22/2020 6:04:25 AM (No. 325919)
POTUS is just waiting for a bit of some sort of good news for Dems...in their minds anyway...and BAM! A pardon for Stone and the oxygen is sucked out of the news cycle for 2 weeks as CNN explodes! We all giggle like school girls! It will be Glorious!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cor-vet 2/22/2020 7:45:29 AM (No. 326012)
Stone: No crime= 3 years! Comey, Brennan and McCabe: Same crime= book deals and jobs at CNN & MSNBC! The difference, one was pro- Trump.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 2/22/2020 8:45:10 AM (No. 326115)
From what I am reading, the impression I get is that Stone, a significant twit, WAS guilty of lying. The issue revolves around an appropriate sentence. Considering that it is a first time process crime, other factors, and sentences for similar infractions, the sentence should have been anywhere from a couple months to a couple years. The judge, a liberal, pushed the reasonable limits. Sure, Stone should appeal and he may win. He would probably be retried since there is good evidence of his actions. It's very murky. If I were the government I might try to negotiate a plea deal of 6 months in a cushy minimum security prison. If I were Trump, if Stone starts to serve a sentence, I would let it run for 6 months to a year and then pardon him. That would be justice.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: curious1 2/22/2020 11:05:05 AM (No. 326328)
#5, process crime charges, without an underlying crime, are a threat to our freedom. Period. Not to mention laughably bogus. You can be charged with obstruction of justice when no crime was committed that you could obstruct justice over, really? Or charged with lying to liars when they decide you lied, regardless whether you did? That's Alice in Wonderland stuff: Punishment first, crime second - Red Queen. These commies infesting all levels of government have to be hunted down and flushed in order to take back control of the government by its proper owners. It's out of control and has been for a century, now.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: YorkieMom 2/22/2020 10:52:39 PM (No. 326970)
I wish Trump wouldn’t associate with Stone. He’s been bad news and full of himself since the Nixon days.
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